Thursday, September 9, 2010

Steve Hanks Commission Graces Award-Winning Bookjacket

About a year ago, we got a call from a book designer at Viking Penguin who was looking for Steve Hanks. One of Steve's collectors had recommended him for a book jacket commission.

The book, Bill Warrington's Last Chance, a first novel by James King, is about an elderly man who has discovered he has Alzheimer's and wants to reunite his three estranged children one last time to give them a message before he loses all his memory to the disease. He sets out on a road trip from Ohio to California with his 15 year-old granddaughter to accomplish this.

Steve Hanks agreed to do the commission and the book, shown here, is now an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award winner. We can't help but think that the Hanks jacket painting helped many potential readers buy the book. The inside scoop: We heard from a reliable source that the artist served as the model for the painting.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Gilleon Donates MuseumEdition Canvas To Cancer Institute

Tom Gilleon donated a MuseumEdition Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition of one of his iconic tepee paintings to Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute in Great Falls in honor of Andy Anderson, who is undergoing treatment there for brain and lung cancer. Tom and Laurie Gilleon and Andy and Dottie Anderson met almost three decades ago when the Andersons were working at the Diamond Bar X Guest Ranch near Augusta, and the Gilleons were visiting from California for an artists' workshop. The Giclee, titled "Tribal Tripartite," showing three tepees — each from a different tribe — now hangs outside the office of Anderson's doctor, Bryan Martin.

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