Many artists ask me what kind of exposure and networking opportunities Artexpo New York can offer. Simply put, a single show can have an extraordinary impact upon your career. Take 11-year-old artist John Woolley, for instance.
At the show, John sold 35 pieces of art (actor Jane Seymour and Peter Rosenthal of NYC’s First Creative Capital were among the buyers). John was also interviewed for Art Business News Magazine, Urban Sketchers, Moonlight Chronicles and The Press-Enterprise, and was featured in the Artexpo New York 2010 Show Guide. He forged connections with many different industry professionals and recently landed a contract with Art.com. Congrats to John Woolley, a young man with considerable talent!
John was 9 years old when he first started drawing and painting on a regular basis. Inspired by everyday scenes from his neighborhood, he began his “Backyard Journals” series, which included imaginative drawings and musings.
Rob Carey, of Urban Sketchers, has this to say about John’s work:
“A quick perusal of John’s sketches reveals his pure love of drawing…. After showing some of my students samples of John’s sketches, they were amazed a boy their own age had such talent. His sense of proportion and perspective, and his use of cross-hatching and composition are exceptional.”
Congrats again to John Woolley—I’m thrilled to hear about this latest success. Hope we see you again at Artexpo New York 2011! For more info on John, you can visit his website: www.backyardjournals.com Also, here’s his product page on art.com