Dear Friends, As the year 2014 draws to a close, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the past year and upon the changes and good things it brought. In many ways, it was a milestone year marked by several notable anniversaries. My galleries in Fort Worth and Dallas, William Campbell Contemporary Art ...
December 31, 2014oldman
After 25 good years with Meredith Long and Company it was time for a change, and I have joined the William Reaves Art Gallery in Houston. The Reaves Gallery represents a very small group of Contemporary Texas Regionalist artists – only 15 other artists – who paint in either a ...
October 6, 2014oldman
Spending the summer months in Colorado and New Mexico (rather than steamy Texas) is a real luxury. It's also an inspiration. In fact, you can expect to see the flora and fauna of beautiful Colorado in my upcoming work! Currently, I’m north of Steamboat Springs outside the town of Clark for the ...
July 13, 2014oldman
"Have you ever found yourself unexpectedly influenced by a moment from your past?" I think much of our fascination with the natural world begins with experiences we’ve had as children, whether it’s catching your first fish or discovering a snake curled under a woodpile. It seems to me that this appreciation carries ...
June 2, 2014oldman
In traditional lithography there is a kind of magic when all the elements come together. There is no original image (as many people think or assume there to be) that is reproduced. The image is achieved when all the plates are printed – one on top of the other – and ...
January 15, 2014oldman
An exhibition of Billy Hassell paintings and lithograph prints entitled Illuminating Nature opens at the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas on Sunday, December 15th (and closes March 23, 2014). Those familiar with Hassell’s work will recognize the singular world view he brings to life in scintillating colors. But in this ...
December 8, 2013oldman
15 years of paintings, works on paper, and painted reliefs There are two primary meanings for the word Illuminate. The first, most common use of the verb, means, quite literally, to cast light or shine upon, thereby making (the thing) clearer and easier to understand. The second, less common use of the word ...
November 5, 2013oldman
At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Aug. 31 - Dec 8 A selection of my new watercolors, four new color lithographs, and an assortment of small oil paintings will be on exhibit at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the University of Texas at Austin. The show, titled ...
August 22, 2013oldman
I am very excited to announce the completion of a mural this past June that is my largest project to date. After almost two years in progress, the mural, a Texas-style Tree of Life, is 20 times larger than the largest painting I have ever produced. The mural was designed for the ...
August 7, 2013oldman
A brief history of lithography and its place in contemporary art The first in an occasional series. There is a lot of confusion going around today with regard to what we call prints in the art market. I would like to offer a little insight into one printing process, lithography, that has been around ...
August 7, 2013oldman