This year, I’ve enjoyed some most excellent coverage in the automotive press including articles in Jaguar Journal, Mesh New England, and soon, Porsche Panorama. Each publisher had their own take on my art.
Russ Rocknak from Mesh New England ran into me at a show and we engaged in a free flowing interview of sorts while I was setting up for the event. Russ’s perspective seems to me a bit unique in that he has a visual arts background and his article reflects that perspective. Kind of a “insider’s guide” if you will. Peter Crespin at Jaguar Journal and I struck a deal focused on the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar MK2 that would find me sharing my drawing experience over three issues that ends with the completed illustration along with the tale of my (brief) encounter with a MK2 when I was a much younger man. Being a man of many words, I found it challenge to fit the copy for each issue into the required space and still have it sound meaningful. You’ll have to the the judge of whether I succeeded…or not. Lastly, I received a thoroughly unexpected e-mail from Michael Jordan at Porsche Panorama inquiring if I might be interested in having my 356 artwork appear in their magazine. I pondered a bit but after several seconds…assented. The Panorama article appears in the October issue.
I recount all of this to remind myself, that when I returned to the drawing board some 8 years ago after a nearly 40 year hiatus, I had no expectations beyond finding some simple enjoyment in my retirement. To have others so unexpectedly have such a keen interest in my artwork is extraordinarily flattering as well as appreciated. In words from the 60s, “What a long strange trip it’s been. I hope you get a chance to pick up one of these fine publications and enjoy reading their respective unique perspectives on what I do. I sure did.