The Music and Art of Matthew C. Shuman presents ...
Creating at the Speed of Life
A journey of Music and Art by: Matthew C. Shuman
It has been an incredibly busy and creative past month with drawing. I had to temporarily stop advertising as you filled up all my available commission slots. I cannot thank you enough for the support and appreciation of my work. It makes me very happy to say that all holiday commissions have been signed, sealed and delivered. I look forward to sharing all of them with you after Christmas as many of them are gifts (don't want to spoil any surprises).
I will resume taking commissions at the start of the new year. If you like my style, contact me if you would like to have something drawn and I can provide you with more information/I will add you onto the list. In the meantime, I wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I had the opportunity to visit Longwood Garden's Fire and Ice Christmas Lights Display this past weekend. It was simply stunning. A magical world. While I had a blast with my camera this weekend, the pictures I captured (below) simply do not do it justice.
If you are nearby Longwood Gardens (Longwood/Kennett Square, PA) you owe it to yourself to pay a visit. It will not disappoint.
Good Sunday morning everyone ...
I arrived home this past Friday evening to find a very nice letter in my mailbox. This letter is from the Carroll County Arts Council for the State of Maryland. To my surprise, they selected my most recent drawing (#211 The Majestic Lion) to be displayed in their art gallery for their next exhibition January 17, 2022 - March 5, 2022. I am not quite sure how that is possible, but I am honored to say the very least. For those of you that have been following my drawing journey over the past few years, you know how much of a huge milestone this is for me. There is an opening reception and all. 😳
Pencil Pet Portrait Commissions and More ...
The holiday season is upon us and the pet portrait commission orders are steadily coming in. I currently have a waiting list of about 2 people, but still have time to complete orders by Christmas if you get them in soon. Email me for more information if you are interested in having something drawn. Here is my social media advertisement for even more information, examples, etc.
New Music ....
Many have been asking about new music. I am always working on new pieces ... it is finding the time to sit down in the studio and record them that is a challenge. I have two new pieces pretty much ready to record to add to my 6th album, "The Story of Life." With your help, we have crossed over 4.5 million streams across all digital music services. Not sure how that is possible, but I am forever grateful for your appreciation of my work and you inspire me to keep working at it to better myself.
I would like to take a moment to wish all of you and your family a truly blessed Thanksgiving. There is so much going on in all of our lives that often brings us down, but we all have many things to be thankful for at the end of the day. I am thankful for all of you. Stay tuned and I will be in touch.
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