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Stan Fellows has been an illustrator for thirty five years, painting for magazines, corporate clients, and children's books. Clients from the past two years include: Martha Stewart Living, Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Audubon, National Geographic, Field & Stream, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYU, Notre Dame, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, (what’s with all the airlines?...) Kiplinger's, Arts & Antiques, Simon & Schuster, and for six years he has worked monthly for the Wall Street Journal's Friday wine column. In his native Minneapolis he taught watercolor painting and illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and has also taught watercolor workshops in Iowa City, where he lives with his daughter.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

9x12 acrylic on panel. Published in Harper's Magazine.

A funny week; These past few days I've been thinking ahead to summer plans and decided I'd do a lot of fishing with my daughter, and do drawings and paintings journaling our outings for a possible book. I started (as usual) doing thumbnails in my sketchbook to get my eye and head in the game, so when afield I'm already looking for things that will make for interesting paintings.
And then I got an email from Harper's Magazine, interrupting my thinking, asking me to do a painting of.. a fish.

The Harper's story, which I would urge anyone concerned at all about our future to read, was about the possibly terminal decline of King Salmon.



March 19  2009  SF

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