Thank You Mr. Snider

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Blog | 2 Comments

Anyone who looks though my portfolio or reads some of my previous posts will realize that I am a Philadelphia Flyers fan. I have been for almost as long as I can remember. As part of an “About Me” kindergarten project I was asked the question “what do you want to be when you grow up”. My answer […]

An Artist’s Self Portrait

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Blog, Opine, Recent Work | 2 Comments

There comes a time or two in every artist’s life where he or she needs to create a self portrait. In many ways a self portrait is really the hardest thing to do as there is so much added pressure to represent yourself in a way that makes you happy. Problem is, as an artist you are not only your […]

Dear Facebook, May I Have My Audience Back?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Blog, Opine | 4 Comments

Back when I created my first Facebook fan page “The Wilkinson Gallery” I did not have many followers or “likes” as they are now called. Those who did generously like my page were able to see my posts in their feed when I chose to share something. In the time since something strange has happened. A […]

The Downside of Digital
A Message to Aspiring Artists

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Blog, Opine | 7 Comments

I was contacted recently by someone who inquired as to what software I use to create my work. He sounded rather frustrated as he informed me “no matter what I do on Photoshop, I can’t get close to your painted/Cartoon effect.” Before I answered him I wanted to find out a little bit more about […]

From Ace to “Mase”
A Painting with a Purpose

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Blog, Memoirs, News / Media | No Comments

Each spring for the last five years my wife and I have attended The Salt Shaker Foundation‘s annual fundraiser. I first became familiar with “Salt Shaker” back in 2008 when I reconnected with an old high school friend on Facebook who was one of their board members. He saw some of the sports art I […]

Fine Art America:
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog, Opine | 159 Comments

 One of the greatest things about social networking is the ability for anyone with a message to be able to share it with the world. To that end I wanted to take this time to share a story with my fellow artists as I feel the information is valuable to those who may be considering […]

Brian Dawkins:
Immortalizing a Philadelphia Legend

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Blog, Career Highlights | 2 Comments

Sometimes the most difficult part of being a commercial artist is not being able to share the excitement of a new opportunity or finished piece right away. In the case of working in the toy industry which is very competitive and secretive, I am not allowed to either discuss what I am working on or […]

KISS and Tell

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Blog, Career Highlights | 5 Comments

Although all of our individual journeys thought life are unique, they are also very similar in that each is filled with happiness and sadness, satisfaction and disappointment. However, along the way sometimes our childhood dreams once thought far out of reach do come true. This is one of those times for me. I remember the […]

Meeting Up With Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Blog, Career Highlights | No Comments

Every year for the past three years now I have donated a piece of art to The Salt Shaker Foundation’s annual fundraiser. As part of Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong foundation, Salt Shaker helps to raise money throughout the year for cancer research. This year marked the 7th year of the event which was held this past Saturday […]