Homage to Homages

Having been a professional artist for at least 30 years and a lover of many different forms and genres of art for longer than that it’s no surprise that these various forms of inspiration would creep into my own work from time to time. Well, okay, maybe pretty much all the time, often subconsciously but also […]

The Harp Twins Interview (Part 2)

This is the second of a three-part feature. Please tell us a bit about your general work process. We always start our creative process by listening to the song we’re going to arrange again and again. We usually start with building the melodic framework and then start discussing other elements. Often we’re tweaking arrangements even as […]

The Harp Twins Interview (Part 1)

Camille & Kennerly Kitt, known collectively as the Harp Twins, are definitely two of a kind. In fact they are currently the world’s the only known professional harp playing identical twins. With their immense popularity, personal charm and dedication to their many fans, they are also spearheading a small phenomenon, which they have dubbed the […]

The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 6) – Look how far we’ve come

My interest in Art Nouveau and especially Mucha’s work goes back quite a long way, it was probably even there before I had a name that I could put to it. That love of organic shapes in a decorative application and a love of the skillful use of line. I think I first fell in […]

The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 5) – I got the music in me

Music has always been a great source of inspiration for my art so it should come as no surprise that my musical interests would find their way into the ongoing Fae Nouveau project. I touched on that subject in Part 4 and this is very much a continuation of that thought. ICE QUEEN (2010) © Herb […]

The Art of Fae Nouveau (Part 4)

When thinking about the inspirations for the Fae Nouveau project one could say that there were two “categories” of models. The first, as had been detailed previously, was what one could call “The Friends & Family Plan” of people who I already knew and asked about their involvement. The second category was artists whose work […]