Sunday, August 7, 2022

Our fabulous Cover Artist, Scott Smith!-

We welcome Scott Smith as our Spotlight Artist for the Fall 2022 issue of AUTUMN BRILLIANCE

The sparkling cover of Fall 2022 issue of AUTUMN BRILLIANCE features Scott's whimsical Owl with his glowing lantern. Certainly one of my favorite of his pieces. 

     Nearly 15 years ago, I first saw the art of this incredibly talented man and it changed my life's direction in the best possible way. To say I was transfixed is a serious understatement! I've since followed and admired everything he's created, and am elated to have him in this issue.

      Scott is well-known for his imaginative sculptures of anthropomorphic animals and people, with abundant witches and pumpkins dotting his landscape of creativity.

     Years ago I learned of a Halloween art show he had formed on the west coast, called Halloween & Vine - a clever punny take on the famous Hollywood & Vine streets we're all familiar with.  Then after that, his Ghoultide Gathering (another clever twist of words that I loved) put him firmly on the map in Michigan (both shows of which I hoped to visit but, alas, it was not meant to be). 

     Scott handed over the show a few years back to the equally-marvelous Jennie Hepler-Takens, who renamed it with a most magial moniker: Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween, where you can find Scott's enchanting world of hand-crafted items that bring the serious Halloween art collectors coming in from across the globe.

      Many thanks to Scott for his generosity, kindness and for just being a wonderful and creative human being.  We remain a fan for life!

 You can get a copy of this breathtaking issue in September, available in both digital and print versions at this year's Bewitching Peddlers of Halloween art show in Michigan, and also in our Etsy shop!

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