Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
I've been waiting to post some finished work, but I realized with the current work load I have that that will not happen for some time. I have been amassing a great deal of sketches though. This was done one evening at The Stage, a local hamburger place that has live music. I love going with Julia, drawing the musicians, and eating some great burgers. You can visit their site at stagefoodandmusic.com.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Artist, Illustrator, Barclay Tucker unveiled his latest work earlier today to applause and wonder. The boldness and reaction to his latest body of art literally broke the Internet. Mike Dente head IT guy at Lyndon State College was alarmed. “All of the servers in a small region of the North East Kingdom were overloaded by the demand to see this new work. It shut the system down.”
Tucker said of this new work, “I had been doing the bow tie thing for a long time. It was getting trite. I needed to find something artistically challenging.” He mentions that in creating this new look he went back to the art he was creating in the early seventies. “I realized that was who I really was as an artist. There was a rawness and an innocence that I had lost.” Even with the rejuvenating work Tucker says “process of making these illustrations is exhausting. I spend days agonizing over each stroke, every color, but it is worth it.”
The Editor of the papers said that they could use these for such topical issues as getting a new traffic light in town to articles about global warming. “Their versatility is amazing.”
Tucker’s reaction to the popularity of this new work was humble and appreciative, “I am excited about the response, I had considered moving on to neck ties, but I felt there wasn’t a market for it. This type of illustration is universal. It speaks to the issues of today. I have The Caledonia Record and LSC’s Critic beating on my door to use these illustrations in their editorials.“
If you have any questions or want to purchase prints of his work please contact the artist via e-mail.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Here is the work currently showing at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center titled “While wondering through a wooded winter wonderland a whale wooly mammoth and wombat wax Wagnerian wearing a wacky wealthy wardrobe.” It will be on display until Sunday. It is also part of the alphabet book I am working on.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I am excited to be one of 26 artists exhibiting work at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston Vermont. The exhibit is part of a celebration of 26 years of natural resource stewardship in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. I will be showing an illustration created specifically for the even that also ties in with the alphabet book I have been working on. The title is “While wondering through a wooded winter wonderland a whale wooly mammoth and wombat wax Wagnerian wearing a wacky wealthy wardrobe.” I will post the work at some point after the opening. Unfortunately I will not be at the opening on Sunday as I will be sketching in Europe.
For more information you can visit the North Woods Stewardship Center site here.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
As I have recently taken up skiing, I signed up to be a chaperon for my daughters school on ski days. Last week while resting at the end of the day, I drew a few individuals eating in the lodge at Burke Mountain. I had previously drawing the chipmunk.