"This ain't my first rodeo, fellas!", 2011 by Joey Veltkamp
oil and acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"
Lots of SOIL members are heading down to Aqua this year. I couldn't swing it financially but we did put together a member book this year with individual profiles on everyone. Matt Offenbacher was kind enough to write my profile. I love it and you can read it in full here.
"Joy—honest, true, hard-won, industrial-strength joy, like you see in the paintings here—is, unmistakably, transfigured melancholy. This is what rainbows symbolize: the distance between disappointment and forgiveness, God’s measure of both human and divine folly." - Matt Offenbacher
I'll be showing some of these paintings in an upcoming NEPO House exhibition (Feb 2012), The Rainbow Connection.