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Thursday, September 6, 2012

I Got the Painting!

At the Lane's End Horse Trials in August, Napster was delighted to offer one of his prints, Yoga, Downward Dog, for the Silent Auction.

He always is keen to support Lane's End. He was born there, as a wild kitten in the hay barn. He was captured (literally, in mid-air leap), tamed, cared for, loved, before he tranferred to live with us at Bondi Village, where he was the only cat instead of one of several in the stable. It worked out well for everyone.
One of the competitors at the show, Kelly Plitz, is a dazzling artist in her own right. She creates big canvases, full of life and action, movement and colour, which she sells from her Dreamcrest Equestrian Centre in Port Perry.  A former Olympian with her amazing little mare Dial-A-Dream, Kelly now trains both horses and riders when she isn't working in her studio overlooking one of the indoor arenas.

Nancy was standing out on the cross country course, chatting with the course designer, when Kelly went galloping past.  Over her shoulder she shouted, "I GOT THE PAINTING!"

Because she was just that excited and pleased to be the successsful bidder on Napster's work.  He's thrilled, not just because the sale supported Lane's End in their fundraising for Breast Cancer Research, but because a fellow artist had given him such a thumbs up.

Napster Channels a Sea Dragon

We can't tell you a lot about the story, because that would be a 'spoiler', but Napster is currently negotiating a deal to help out a local author who has recently published his first YA Fiction novel, Alex Mortimer and the Beast of Wildeor.

It's a good, fun, fast-paced read, that gets around.  That said, a chunk of that getting around takes place right here in Muskoka, with connections to the S.S. Segwun.  You can read a review of it, from Good Reads.

Bryan Dearsley  gave Nancy a copy, which she read with enjoyment, and then left in the living room where Napster likes to spend his afternoons.
We were startled to discover that in one of his paintings, Napster had captured a likeness of the 'Beast' himself, the water dragon of Wildeor.
"Brillsome" was Bryan's comment.  We think the cat channels a lot - he has done some interesting work with various people and always reflects something that is important to them.

This print will be available soon as a postcard to help fundraise towards the publication of Bryan's sequel, The Tombs of Atlantis.

Off to Africa!

Napster is very excited to be able to add South Africa to his list of countries where his art is on display.

He had a gallery visit this week from Stan, Anita, Flora and Philip, and they took home a stack of notecards and a framed print of Autumn Fox.

The print is going to an art class -- but Anita is not going to tell the rest of the class who the artist is until AFTER they have commented. We wait to hear what they have to say!

Flora and Phil will be taking cards back to South Africa with them later this month. Perhaps they will become his agents on that beautiful continent!?