Monday, January 17, 2011

Pink and White and American Art Collector

Pink and White by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Board

My Daily Painters Gallery
Nancy Medina Web Site

What a busy week in Flower Mound Studio, keeping the heaters going full blast, cooking homemade dog food for the studio assistants, and prepping dozens of new canvases for the Dallas Arboretum Show in March. For my friends who have been wondering when on earth I was going to share the big news I talked about last week - this is it! the moment you have been waiting for! *insert sound of pugs snoring in the background*

I've been told I'll be featured in an article in the March floral issue of American Artist Magazine. Holy cow that means I need to renew my subscription! How else will I be able to get a copy to mom? All kidding aside, it is a big honor, and I am so excited. I was asked to send in some images, my bio, and some collector quotes, so I am wondering how it will look, and then there is that little fear that it will get cut, since you never know about these things. I work in magazine publishing, although what I publish is not nearly as exhilarating as beautiful artwork. During the daytime, I wear my editing hat and direct the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the leading journal in the US for emergency doctors.

My career in publishing started in newspapers and then I became involved in veterinary medical publications. Later I went to work for the owners of Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy magazine in Southern California. What a fun job that was, working on the floor with all the editors of every animal magazine imagineable. Everyone was so passionate about their magazine, whether they were in charge of Bird Talk, Horse Illustrated, or Cat Fancy. The energy and enthusiasm was palpable, and I loved working there, because I do have a fondness for animals of all kinds. Next I became the managing editor of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and moved on from there to bigger and better things.

My passion, though, is art, and my biggest dream will be to only paint full time, rather than paint full time and work in an office full time, too. Each day I move a little closer to that dream. Thank you for walking with me! What a treat to have you along for the journey.


Archie and Melissa said...

oh nancy!

this is so exciting!
i have it on my calendar to buy my copy!
i am so proud of you!

m & ep

Unknown said...

Thank you Melissy! Was that one of your trays in the photo of Debra in her pug PJs on facebook today? : )

Trudy R. Gomez said...

I'll be looking for that issue - congratulations, but it's well deserved!

Marie Theron said...

What an interesting career path you had, Nancy! You are very dynamic to be wearing so many different hats!Congratulations on the article, it is well deserved. This new painting is truly in the best style of the Old Masters!

Joan Princing Art said...

Can't wait to get a copy, too! CONGRATULATIONS. I just know it... you are on your way to full time artist now....full speed ahead! You WILL do it. I am very thrilled for you. Sending you tons of hugs.

Kelly said...

I am so excited for you, Auntie Nancy! You deserve all the recognition- and THEN some!

Pearly Poo

Angela Elledge said...

Nancy, I am so excited for you; will definitely be on the lookout for it. You are one of the hardest working artists I know, well deserved, my friend!!

I need to e-mail you my homemade doggie treat recipe, Cowgirl eats them up fast!

Autumn Leaves said...

Congratulations on this distinguished honor, Nancy. I've often wondered about your job and your job sounds like something I would love to do myself. This piece is absolutely classically gorgeous too!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

WOW Nancy what a great news.
I will try to get you a free membership stay tune.
Much love, Irit

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Auntie Nancy
We get that magazine delivered to our home.. So we cannot wait for it to come.
What an honor! We are so happy.. and we always hope all of your dreams come true

Rae Andrews, Contemporary Texas Artist in all media said...

How wonderful and well deserved Nancy, congrats to you.. Your mom will have it framed when she gets the magazine.. LOL.