Thursday, December 15, 2011

Original Art Show at the Society of Illustrators

It was a great honor and thrill to be included in this year's Original Art show at the Society of Illustrators in New York. I finally made it up to see the show and it really is wonderful. If you are in New York, you still have until December 29th to catch it.

The Intern was duly impressed but my piece did not receive the same reaction as a certain turtle. Upon seeing the painting in question, she let out an extremely excited shout of "MELVIN!!!!!" which echoed throughout the historical Society of Illustrators building.*

A special thank you to the wonderful people at Candlewick Press for the lovely frame.

* The Intern was of course referring to Melvin and the Boy by Lauren Castillo which is our favorite picture book of the year. Look for it!


Lauren Castillo said...

Your piece looked so great on the wall, Matt. Really glad you got up to see it :) And thank you so much for the Melvin shout-out! It's so nice to hear that your daughter enjoyed the book~

Matt Phelan said...

You don't know the half of it, Lauren. EVERY turtle she sees is named Melvin. That book has made a serious impression on her.

anne said...

Excited that your piece is now in the traveling show ~ yay!