Hi everybody, here is the Press Release about my setup at the yearly Open House Show of Dawson Knives – have a read and take a look at their amazing and artfully 100% handmade blades:
‘The Daily Grind’:
New local artist depicting 3rd generation Prescott Valley knife craftsmen, celebrating American workmanship in oil.
For their yearly Open House Show the family owned knife artisans are now objects of visual art themselves: Painter Ans Taylor has been watching their work process and pictured it in oil on canvas.
Ans Taylor came to Prescott in 2017, taking the long route from Germany with her US military husband Tim. The Army took them from Europe to the US, then to Japan, and finally to Arizona, where they chose their forever home in Prescott.
Tim Taylor followed his dream and pursued a second career with the renowned custom blade crafters ‘Dawson Knives’. The family business around founder and Vietnam vet Barry Dawson has been operating out of their shop in Prescott Valley for the third generation. Their thoughtfully designed and carefully hand made products are pieces of art in themselves.
Getting acquainted with the work ethics and craftsmanship of these local artisans, Ans felt inspired to paint some scenes of their ‘daily grind’ in oil on canvas. She will be displaying her art at the yearly Open House Event of Dawson knives on Saturday May 19, complementing the program of sword cutting demonstrations and shop tours with a live oil painting demo.
Ans is compelled by the diverse people, wildlife and landscapes of Arizona, and wants to share her fascination with her paintings.
Link: visit Dawson Knives :)