Thursday, June 9, 2011
My painting of Hershey, beloved pet of Montgomery's Talk Radio host Greg Budell, was unexpectedly featured in the June 2011 issue of Boom Magazine. I tend to keep the radio on a talk station while I work in the studio and was surprised to hear my name come up in a conversation about the Boom article on Greg. I did this painting for him as an out-side-the-box method of conjuring up business. Greg has a huge local listening group, to the surprise of some (like his liberal sidekick cougar, Susan) and even has listening devotees from Florida to Chicago. Greg brought a lot of attention to me and my artwork.
In doing this portrait of Hershey, I wanted to illustrate Greg's immense patriotic sentiments by adding a healthy portion of red, white & blue. With a little scratching, distressing and glazing, this piece turned out to be a great piece of Americana. Thanks again to Greg for finding way to include this piece in his media appearances. Hail the Hershey! - Jared
Posted by Jared Kelley