This new 52 page essay, with accompanying art work, grows out of a solo day trip to a small farm in southern Oklahoma. The farm has been a source of inspiration for my art. Since Indian Territory days, the place has transitioned from one generation to the next. The essay connects the aging process, the importance of finding personal connections in art, reverence for the land, and the tradition of storytelling. The book is a limited edition of 250 and available by personal check from: Quail Creek Editions, 1811 Quail Creek Drive, Norman, OK 73026. Cost of essay/book is $30. 00 (plus $6.00 for postage and sales tax). TOTAL COST FOR MAILED-OUT BOOK IS $36.00.
Don Holladay has been painting since 1973. In the early 1990 he studied printmaking at the University of Oklahoma. His studio includes an etching press and many of his images originate from the printmaking process. His work has been selected in regional and international juried competitions, and has been displayed in art publications, magazines and in permanent public displays. His art is owned by individuals, businesses, organizations and universities. He and his wife Kay reside in Norman, Oklahoma. He holds a law degree from the College of Law, University of Oklahoma.