It’s been over a year since my last blog post and I have a few things to share with you. This past year has been so incredibly good. It’s been a busy time of tremendous growth and opportunity. I’ve been able to explore new subject matter and say yes to various things that have been on my horizon for many years. My collector base has grown and so has my gallery representation.
I’m proud to share that I am now showing my art at a wonderful gallery on the Central California Coast called The Vault Gallery. The gallery is located on the main street in the pastoral village of Cambria, California, inside a historical building that used to be the town bank. Some of my work is actually shown inside the old vault! I was able to travel to California this past summer with my family and spend some time with the gallerist, Laylon, and her artist husband, John Whittaker. During our visit we learned about their long and storied careers in the art world. We were even treated to a glimpse of John’s light filled painting studio inside the lovely home they built nestled in the pine trees on the hills over looking the village.
Cambria is a total paradise. It’s just off of Highway One on the foggy coast lush with Monterrey Pines, wild flowers, and not a fast food joint in sight. There are so many interesting shops and restaurants and a lot of art.
This year I also had a solo exhibition at The Callendar Gallery in Midland,TX. The whole weekend was an amazing experience! There were so many people who came out to see my art and so many pieces found new homes. And I enjoyed getting to know the gallery owners and their team. They are an incredible resource for framing and printing reproductions. Therefore, I am excited to announce that I have partnered with The Callendar Gallery and will soon oﬀer limited edition, hand embellished prints on canvas! These select reproductions will be personally embellished by me and will only be available in very limited editions. I am looking forward to telling you more about this venture in the future. But for now, I’d like to thank all my established and new collectors who came to see me in Midland.
Finally, I would like to get your feedback on something. This blog has kind of gone cold. I know. I must confess I have a hard time writing things that I think anyone wants to read about. That is why I want to know from you what you think might be interesting to read about. Do you want to know about my life, my family, my work habits, how to do painting things, how to use certain materials, studio practices, books for artists, books about artists? If you have any questions or you are curious about something, feel free to contact me through the contact page on my website. I would love hearing from you.
Scott Dykema is a fine artist, muralist and illustrator based in Texas. His highly energetic and jubilant works range from the abstract to studies of such diverse subjects as animals, Native Americans, geishas and angels.