|Drawings appeared in The Wall Street Journal and Man's Journal|
I have been a telecommuter since the 9/11 disaster forced my company out of the WFC building in NYC, but I championed it in May after a move to my new home in Florida. By also establishing an illustration studio in my summer cottage overseas, I am now well on my way of becoming a global citizen of my dreams, something I will hopefully be writing about in next year's review!
Speaking of our overseas cottage, it has been the highlight of our lives since it was built and I'm glad it's becoming a favorite summer stop for our friends and relatives from all over the world. What can beat a remote Adriatic island and its crystal clear, cool water in dry, Mediterranean heat? Self sustained, off the grid, solar powered, rain water collecting, built from stone found on the land itself, with skies untouched by city lights, a perfect stargazing show every night, surrounded by an olive orchard which provides the purest and tastiest olive oil imaginable ... yes, I can go on forever.
|Korčula Island, Croatia|
|CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville, Florida|
So, Jacksonville it is. A city with beautiful weather year round and a strange mix of southern and northern cultures, mostly suburban but with a sizzling urban center. We found ourselves in the hipster part of town, the only walkable neighborhood with a lively street life, all essential to our lifestyle.
|Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida|
|Our studio at CoRK, Photos by Jensen Hande|
We are painters, illustrators, muralists, film makers, potters, glass artists, photographers, sculptors, and so on. George has a wonderful, large fine art print studio, and I finally have a place to venture into fine art myself. Rapidly expanding to adjacent 5 buildings, CoRK arts district is transforming the neighborhood and the city in general faster than anybody expected.
|My illustration art at "Paint Paper Stencil" group show at CoRK in June 2012|
|Jax Laridae, Tommy Armageddon and George Cornwell and Morrison Pierce collab, "Paint Paper Stencil" show|
|PorgG05, Darger Girls|
|My felons wheat paste street art at CoRK|
|Chip Southworth, Liz Gibson, Rikki Southworth, George Cornwell and me, Photo by Jeff Whipple|
|Tom Pennington, Shaum Thurston and George Cornwell|
|Chip Southworth, Jack Twachtman, Olivia Leigh and Corey Colb|
Honorable mentions of the year:
- becoming art fair addicts
- becoming landlords
- doing more street art
- doing more traveling
- doing the band again
|At Armory art fair in NY and Art Basel Miami Beach|