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Saturday:) Some Seriously Amazing Artwork By Brad Donaldson

10 Feb

“A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.”

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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This evening, I had the opportunity to see the wonderful artwork created by my friend, Brad Donaldson, at his artist reception at The Martin Place in McKinney. Brad is a self-taught, curious, experimental, and talented artist who works mostly with resin art , but has also recently expanded his creative horizons with whimsical sculptures.

This evening was a very cold and rainy night, so the reception was not that well attended. But, the good news is, it looks like there will be another chance to meet and talk with the artist at an additional reception February 23rd. Brad is always happy to discuss his techniques, inspirations, and insights. That’s what I love about my artist friends. They are always happy to share, and even offer to teach you their methods. Brad has mentored and shared his techniques with many artists,

Another cool thing about Brad’s work is that he also researched, investigated, and taught himself how to build his own huge canvases, molds, table bases, etc. So, his amazing original work is pretty much all a personal labor of love from start to finish.

This black pecan wood and resin table below is my personal favorite. Just stunning.

Now, for the whimsical side …

If you’d like to check out this really cool artwork this month, feel free to stop by or call The Martin Place.

Saturday:) Some Talented Outlaws

6 Aug

“When the world becomes a massive mess with nobody at the helm, it’s time for artists to make their mark.”

~Joni Mitchell

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This evening, I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception for “The Outlaws In Art” a ten year reunion of four fabulous artists and friends. The reception at The Martin Place opened today and will run through August 30th. 

Lisa Temple, Vicky Saylor, Tina Wantland, and Sandy Bauder have been friends for a long time and artists even longer.

The reception was packed, and the neat part about the McKinney art scene is, you’re guaranteed to bump into dozens of friends. Local artists always support one another. 



The Martin Place is located at 1799 N. Graves St., McKinney, TX. If you’d like to see some lovely pieces of art, stop by before the end of the month when The OUTLAWS will be riding out of town. Well, at least their show will.

http://www.themartinplace.com/