Salon International 2011
|Jill Banks' "Tranquility" wins Honorable Mention at Salon International 2011|
This is an Honorable Mention versus one of the very top awards but getting one of these is indeed honorable. I'm in there with a bunch of very talented people painting their hearts out. These top artists present their best work in this show.
Please visit the Greenhouse Gallery site to see the winners and the show.
|"Tranquility" in American Art Collector Magazine, April 2011|
I get excited about all this. Just having the opportunity to paint is a joy. Getting kudos for what you've created is also a joy.
I keep working away at improving as a painter and building a career and name recognition on a (now) national level. That's exactly what all of those painters you see winning top awards did. No one "arrives" overnight. They just keep doing what they love and striving to make the next painting better than the last. I'm enjoying absolutely all of the journey.
"Tranquility" has appeared in conjunction with this show in the catalogue sent out en masse for Salon International by Greenhouse Gallery and on spreads in Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector April editions.
April Cover of elan Magazine!
|"Dining Al Fresco" on the cover of elan Magazine, April 2011|
My painting of "Alan" was on the cover of elan Magazine in May 2006 which accompanied an article about me as a featured artist. This magazine focuses on the arts and having an article in there was a real dream of mine.
Lots of dreams come true.
And today, I painted Face #92 on the 92nd day in my 100 Faces in 100 Days Project. Think I'll make it?
100 Faces in 100 Days Project: www.jillbanks.com/jillbanks/100_Faces_in_100_Days_Project.html