A Cautionary Tale

Some time ago I had the pleasure of announcing that I had been invited to take part in a Halloween-themed art show in a gallery in Australia. I sent several pieces at my expense, but never received payment for the one that sold. Now I discover that I will never receive payment, nor will the remaining pieces be returned to me. All attempts to communicate with the gallery owner have been met with silence. Many other artists have been similarly mistreated, as the article below details. The only solace I can find is that some artists lost more pieces than I did.      http://fitzroyalty.net/2016/05/24/auguste-clown-gallery-johnston-st-accused-stealing-artists/



The gracious folks at Halloween Artist Bazaar have just posted an interview with yours truly… http://www.halloweenartistbazaar.com/featured-artist-interview-february-2016-grayson-fogg/

The Flash sale has Arrived

Please excuse my tardiness, but the time is here at last…and now so am I. For the pieces offered in the 24-hour Midsummer Night’s Scream Sale, please head over to that enchanted space usually occupied by the EHAG Emporium:  http://ehagemporium.blogspot.com/ . For the pieces offered by Mr. Richard Moore–Haughty flash saleA New Bride flash sale–you may contact him through the comments here (I will pass the word onto him immediately), or you may message him through his Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/richard.moore.7982 . “Haughty”, the first of the two, is priced at $240, and the second, “A New Bride”, is $250. Thank you for your attention, and I hope you enjoy the sale.

A Midsummer Night’s Scream flash sale

On June 20th, the good folks at EHAG are running a 24-hour Midsummer Night’s Scream Sale, from dawn till dusk. I will be offering several pieces at reduced prices, and Richard Moore–never before represented in the wondrous EHAG Emporium– will have two brand new, never-before-seen pieces for sale. Here are a couple of modest teasers of the latter. Haughty cleaned 002A New Bride cleaned 001 (3)

Remember, that’s the 20th, at http://ehagemporium.blogspot.com/ . If there are any pieces you may have had your eye on but felt were a little out of your price range, contact me by the 19th and I might add your piece to the sale.

Auguste Clown Gallery

LOGO_AUGCLOWNHalloween is almost upon us, and with it, the Auguste Clown Gallery’s International Art Show. Judging from past shows, as well as the list of contributors, the exhibition promises to be no less than astounding. Anyone who can possibly attend should do their utmost to do so. Visit http://www.augusteclown.com/ for glimpses of previous exhibitions. IMG_0243 (2)IMG_0253 (2)

Upcoming Gallery Show

It has recently been my great good fortune to be selected to participate in a group show at The Auguste Clown Gallery, in Australia, from October 31st to November 23rd. It is to be an international show, and many outrageously talented artists shall be represented, amongst them Absurd Toys, Abbybelle, Alec Huxley, Augie Pagan, Avery Palmer, Benjamin Lukas, Bennett Slater, Bev Hogue, Buddy Nestor, Casey Weldon, Cat Rabbit, Cheshire Street, Chet Zar, Chris Haas, Clare Toms, Cody Williams, Dan Harding, Dave Burke, Dave Kohlmon, David Richardson, Don Picton, Double Parlour, Emi Slade, Eric Alos, Eric van Straaten, Eva Devon, Frank Forte, Geoffrey Gersten, Grayson Fogg, Horrible Adorables by Jordan Elise, Inga Lena, Irene Garcia, Jake Waldron, Jasmine Worth, Jason Hite, Jed Leiknes, Jeff Christensen, Jen Musatto, Joanna Mulder, Joe Scarano, John Pinkerton, Jonathan Payne, Joshua Harker, Kamilla Mlynarczyk, Kane Kokaris, Kat Caro, Lacey Bryant, Larkin, Lee Harvey Roswell, Lori Nelson, Mai-Ja, Mark Brown, Martin Tomsky, Matthew Dutton, Matthew Levin, Melanie Ashton, Paul Welsh, Puzgle, Ramon Maiden, Rudy Faber, Sandra Arteaga, Selena Leardini, ShirrStone Shelter Dolls, Steph Sciullo, Steve Ferrera, Tate Steinsiek, Tim Lee, Tokyo Jesus, Vincent Cacciotti, and  Zombienose. Rather intimidating company, to say the least, but I am nontheless honored to be included.

While I realize that intercontinental air travel to attend an art show may be beyond the means of many (my humble self included), I heartily encourage any and all who can make it to stop by and enjoy what will no doubt be a macabre feast for the eye and mind alike.  The Auguste Clown’s astounding array of art may also be enjoyed on your computing machine, by visiting http://www.augusteclown.com/ . HALLOWEEN_POSTER_FINAL (2)

A Children’s Book (Work-in-Progress)

This is an illustration from a children’s book I’m working on,  titled  Something Scary.  It’s the first of a number of picture books and illustrated young adult novels I’m working on, most set in The Autumnlands.SomethingScarysampleillus1003

“Poker Buddies”

Games of chance are extremely popular in The Autumnlands. Folks there–at least in my own admittedly brief experience–will bet on anything. from the semi-annual Coffinwax Derby to how long it will take a rawhead boogen to devour a pig left in an un-spell-protected pen by a careless farmer. One of the most popular games is quite similar to our poker, and has even more variations. However, caution is essential, as one version–played with a deck not unlike tarot cards–can cost a player more than worldly goods; a bad hand can doom an unlucky player to a very unpleasant fate.  This piece has actually sold, but many others can be seen at my Etsy page, https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAutumnlands?ref … And for anyone who’s interested, here is a work-in-progress scan of the piece at an early, sepia-tone stage. Poker Buddies final rough 1repoker buddies sepia adjustedre72Prints of my work are now available for purchase, at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/5-richard-moore.html

“Mr. Bromwell”

I met Mr. Bromwell in a tavern in the misty gray hills outside the town of Coffinwax. A successful playwright, he was enjoying a tankard of ale and taking notes on the more eccentric patrons. We bought each other round after round and discussed the state of the arts in The Autumnlands  into the small hours of the morning. In The Autumnlands, hand-made creatures like Bromwell are known as “stitches” or “Frankensteins”.  Visit my Etsy page for the unlikely derivation of the latter.il_570xN.511658186_8yahIMG_0245

The gambling bug : a work-in-progress

There is no television in The Autumnlands, so games are a popular pastime, with cards being a favorite. Here is a work-in-progress of several friends playing their realm’s equivalent of poker in an undertaker’s cellar. This is the sepia underpainting of what will be a full-color painting.poker buddies sepia adjustedre72