I’m pleased to announce that I’ll have a new drawing in Fresh Honey (a non-themed group show) at The Hive Gallery & Studios in Los Angeles next month. The opening reception is June 4th from 8 – 11 pm and there are three exhibitions opening that night. more info on Facebook: “Retrovision 3” + “Rising Stars of LA”+ Hive Film Night- Opening June 4th
The LA County Fair ends May 30th which means this is the last chance to see the mural I created in front of the Flower & Garden Pavillion. Read about it in John Brantingham’s essay in the Journal of Radical Wonder: John Otter’s Mural at the LA County Fair. And if you haven’t already watched the process video on YouTube it’s right here: John Otter: Painting Large.
another recent drawing. I’m working on a large drawing this week, not sure if I will complete it within the week or not but it’s fun to have so much more surface to work on. I’ll be posting updates in my Instagram stories: https://www.instagram.com/john.otter.art/
I’m also looking forward to hosting a Sunday afternoon soiree later in August for friends and collectors. I have so many paintings, prints and drawings that are currently in storage – I’d rather have them get out into the world. I’m picturing a small gathering with mimosas, fresh produce from the farmer’s market, conversation, maybe some music and a lot of art. If you’re interested in attending please email me.
I really mean to post more here, so today I’ll add a recently completed drawing: ink and colored pencil on mat board, approximately 5×6″
Also I’m working on a large painting for an upcoming exhibition whose deadline in now only a few days away. Hoping I can work on it for another 10 -20 hours this weekend. It’s gotten to the point where I’m working on it in 15-20 minute intervals any time that I can. I’ll post more about that when it’s complete.
Last week I started a new painting on a 24×30″ birch panel. It will be submitted to a local group show whose deadline for submission is just over a week away. I’ve been adding photos and short videos to my Instagram stories to document the process.