In this summer's issue of Oxford America: The Very Best of the South 2011, I am lucky enough to be one of the featured artists!! This is an excellent Literary and Arts Magazine/Journal under the National Endowment for the Arts. It is always full of terrific published writers, poets and painters. This edition is especially wonderful. Look on page 112 for a FULL PAGE reproduction of an oil on panel painting, "Islander" I made in Athens in 2009.
Writing is connected to my work in many ways and usually the two mediums are side by side as I create. For me it is exciting to be included in a journal as such, alongside writers who have published novels, short story collections and have completed works for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Believer, Bookforum and Spin—just to name a few.
The editors at Oxford American were so great and in the end they sent me this wonderful handwritten letter signed by the cast and crew: