Artwork / 2011

In 2011, I moved to a much larger studio and did a fair amount of commission work, like most of the paintings in this gallery. What’s more, I worked on a new series of paintings that are not portraits, and, with the help of a lot of lovely people, I ran a successful Kickstarter for the series.

art show in the Pearl in Portland, Oregon
photo by David Vanadia

On the exhibition end of things, Subjective’s tour ended in 2011 after four successful stops, and I was pleased to participate in A Somewhat Secret Place, a show focusing on disability. This self-portrait was my contribution to that show.

Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide, book by Lorena Kloosterboer featuring Gwenn Seemel’s art
photo by Gwenn Seemel

A couple of my paintings, including this one from 2011, are featured in Lorena Kloosterboer’s book Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide, and my vocal support of free culture was noted by Barry Johnson at Oregon ArtsWatch. I was also interviewed by Cory Huff of The Abundant Artist and part of our conversation is available here.