Sunday, May 27, 2007

Art Book by Clark Hulings Wins Independent Publisher Award

The newly published 20th anniversary edition of A Gallery of Paintings by Clark Hulings has won a bronze medal in the 2007 Independent Publisher Book Award Competition.

First published in 1986, A Gallery of Paintings by Clark Hulings instantly became a classic. As author and artist, Hulings received glowing reviews for both his masterful paintings and drawings, and his insightful commentary. Long out of print, it is still eagerly sought by collectors and artists alike.

Now, on the twenty-year anniversary, White Burro Publishing has released a completely revised softbound edition by this long-time New Mexico resident. Updates include a new foreword by Hulings, a comprehensive index and fifteen new paintings. All of the reproductions have been "re-mastered" using state- of-the-art digital technology, making them as vibrant as the artist's anecdotes.

Hulings is renowned as one of the most compelling observers of life. His luminous landscapes, rural and urban, are drawn from years traveling abroad as well as throughout the United States. The environments he documents are rich with the patina of time reflected in architectural details, dazzling and subtle light effects, life-affirming human moments and sensitivity to animals, notably the burro, a patient beast of burden that has become a Hulings' trademark.

In this extraordinary volume, Hulings offers both practical and personal insight into his art. He explains his technique, process and philosophy of painting using the plates as examples, and complements this invaluable information with his own amusing and poignant stories. Described as an "intimate journey into a man's soul," A Gallery of Paintings by Clark Hulings opens a window onto the lives of people throughout the world, as well as the working life of a major American artist. Now it has been recognized as one of the best fine art books of the year.

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