I announced this over on my facebook page back in September, but I’m going to make a post over here too now that it is getting closer.  I illustrated Beatrix Potter’s “Peter Rabbit” this year and it is set to release January 16, 2018!

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The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon here!  You can also find it on the Barnes and Noble website as well.  I have already started to offer the original illustrations.  All were done on 14×18 stretched canvas in acrylic paint.  The first 3 have sold, and I will be posting more soon.  If you are interested in obtaining one, please subscribe to my Art Alerts here, as this is specifically for collectors who want to know when originals are made available.

Limited signed prints will also be made available in my etsy shop soon on select pieces.  Follow my on my facebook page or instagram to catch the news I post about the book and thanks for reading!!  -Cindy

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International Show . New Series . And Other Art News

A.R.T. – Art Revolution Taipei 2014
As I type this, 19 of my paintings are currently en route to Taiwan.  This year I introduced a new series I call “Seafarers & Legends” which features a variety of landscapes and portraits of ocean oddities.  I am currently in the process of making signed limited editions.  These will be like the other ones I offer on the 8×10 sheets, only for this collection there will only be 10 in each edition.  I will update the blog and facebook once those start to release.  For those who prefer to collect unsigned larger open editions, that will be bit longer of a wait, but I will update once those become available 🙂

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To my Taiwan collectors and anyone attending the show, here are the show details:

• VIP Preview:  7PM – 10PM, April 16, 2014 (with VIP Card presented)
• Dates & Times:  12PM ~ 8PM, April 17~20, 2014
• Venue:  Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), Hall 3 No. 6, Songshou Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
• Organizer:  Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association
Get ticket info here.

The association has announced that 280 artists from 48 countries will be exhibiting a total of 2000 works of art at this event!  Where can you find me?  Here is the show floor map.  My booth will be located at H17.  (Click the map to see it in detail).  Last year all my pieces sold out before the show ended, so get there early for the best selection!  To those who purchase a piece, feel free to share wall photos on my facebook page if you want 🙂  Once again, I am sorry I won’t be able to make the trip this year.  The mom of 3 kids/artist career keeps me so busy that I’ve been averaging 5 hours of sleep a night lately.  Overseas travel will just have to wait. In the mean time I’ll hold down the pillow fort located a few feet from my studio and try to get some more shut eye.

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Oh I almost forgot, if you are still reading…Bonus!  I have a few originals from this series that I will be posting soon.  I’ve opened an eBay store and am currently in the processing of stocking it.  Here is my new site for all things eBay :  www.mystudio.gallery  Originals will be posted there…and some will be auctioned.  eBayers can follow my shop, and be sure you are signed up for eBay’s “ebay bucks” cash back program.  Again, I’ll update the blog and facebook when I get ready to post originals.  Thanks for following!  -Cindy

Video

Fantastic Voyage

Viewers are able to take whatever they want when they observe a painting, but I wanted share that some inspiration came from this beautiful song when it was sketched out. I decided to create this short 1 min video clip of the painting and song together. The hymn: Nearer My God To Thee, by Sarah F. Adams. While this video features only the first verse, I wanted to let you know how the the 4th verse reads:

“Or if on joyful wing
Cleaving the sky
Caught up to meet my King
Swiftly I’ll fly”

The art “Fantastic Voyage” featured in this video is a variant edition available in print online here: http://pixels.com/featured/fantastic-voyage-cindy-thornton.html

(The original version of the painting will be released at a later date and will only be available direct through me as an 8×10 limited edition. The original painting itself is slotted for a 2014 art show in Taiwan.)

More prints of new paintings will be released over the next 4 months. Watch my facebook page to catch them! -Cindy