It's been a quiet yet productive year so far. I've been busy painting during the day and recording my next album in the evenings. I will post more details once a release date is confirmed.
I've freshened up the Gallery with 20 additional paintings from throughout the years: Where? #3, Evening At Sammy's Beach, The Mist, The Silent Field, Spring Evening #1, Old Hinoki, Summer Silence #1, Red Sky, Yard Study #1-#3, Sunset From The Rooftop (Beach Haven, NJ), Hedges By Roadside, The Moment #2, Nature Laughs As Time Slips By, Spring Evening #2, November Trees #2, The Hollow, Smiling Moon #3, Sunset By The Water #3.
The following news is carried over from January, however I have updated the images of the oil studies included with the art edition of "Nature Laughs As Time Slips By" (from 111 to the complete edition of 120). I have also added images of the art cards that were included with the 50 art editions sold directly from me.
My 3rd box set entitled "Nature Laughs As Time Slips By" charted at #7 on Brainwashed's Boxed Sets of the Year list and #9 at Hyperallergic. There are two in-depth and insightful reviews posted at Santa Sangre and Teutonkhamat. A recent interview has also been posted on the CLRVYNT website.
"Nature Laughs As Time Slips By" is available from Dais Records. For more details, please download the press release by clicking here. There is also a nice article and some sound samples here. The oil studies for the art edition, entitled "Portraits From The Violet-Blue House", can be viewed here: Group 1 / Group 2 / Group 3. Copies of the art edition sold directly from me also included a special handmade art card. The complete edition of 50 cards can be viewed here. The art edition is now sold out. Below is my video for the track "Garden Path" from the album "The Violet-Blue House":
Dais has also manufactured an enamel pin of my diamond Moon/Tree logo (limited to 100), as well as a limited edition T-shirt featuring my standard "flowing branches" Moon/Tree logo. I am not selling these items directly, so if you are interested in obtaining them, please click here and here.
My thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of Ania Mehring, who sadly lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. Ania was the wife of Maciej Mehring, founder of the excellent Zoharum label based in Poland. Last year, I was invited to contribute an exclusive track to a special compilation benefitting Ania entitled "Where Words Fail, Music Speaks". I am proud to be among the many caring musicians who provided such beautiful music for her cause. Please visit the Bandcamp page here.