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Michael Sloan
Interview in The Daily Nutmeg
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Here's a link to my interview with Dan Mims, Editor at the Daily Nutmeg. You can read about my first harrowing assignment for The New York Times, and see photos of my studio. Thanks so much, Dan!
 
 

Conference sketches
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This week I was invited to sketch during two sessions of the China-Yale Healthy Cities Leadership Program at Yale University. Here are some of my sketches.



I completed all my sketches during two 90-minute sessions. I worked quickly, relied on my intuition, and was very aware of the element of risk, especially when I was using watercolor washes.

I enjoyed meeting some of the conference attendees from the China Association of Mayors. The presentations about building strong community infrastructure and environmental sustainability and resilience were fascinating.
 

Fenway Park
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Here's a sketch of Fenway Park at my 9 year old son's first Red Sox game last Monday. It was great to be there together.

Nimbus oil paintings
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I've been revisiting some of my favorite Nimbus images and turning them into oil paintings. Several are currently on exhibit in New Haven CT. It's the first time that I've exhibited these paintings and I'm getting a nice response from them.
"Nimbus and the Hot Air Balloon," oil on wood panel. Detail below:


"Nimbus in Venice." Oil on canvas, 20" x 30". Detail below:


 
 
Next up on my easel is Nimbus and the Amsterdam Concert. This image was in the Society of Illustrators 58th Annual Exhibition this past January, and has just been accepted into American Illustration 35.

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