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James Nutt
Architect by day Artist by night
Architect by day Artist by night

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
This is a piece I have been working on all week in walnut ink and watercolor. We have lost someone special and this Westminster Presbyterian Church has embraced the family. I worked on this as I thought through what community means. Very loose interpretatio...

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Some time ago submitted these 11 X 17 boards to a sketch competition for d3. 2013 submission call.  These boards, along with a1,500 others were hung the Fordham University in NYC. Since then I have used these boards over and over when the subject of sketchi...

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Metro Sketchers at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
These sketches are from a couple of years ago, but the "Spoon and Cherry!"  has made the rounds in a few shows and the prints have sold well. Liz Carlson sets up this wonderful monthly sketch group - MetroSketchers - and all of these were done onsite with a...

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Swiss German Trip...All the Sketches
Last Year we took an amazing vacation to Germany and Switzerland.  Each of these could be a blog post in itself, but for now here is the whole group. Most of these are fairly small 3"x5" to 1"x14", done onsite and took between 4 minutes to an hour. I think ...

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Another trip to New Orleans
Another Rebuild trip to New Orleans!  Once again with Westminster Presbyterian Church and a ton of hard working young adults.  I was able to grab a few watercolors along the way. What a trip

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I was asked to post about art collecting from the vantage of
an artist by Ryan Stills of Invaluable. I am happy to do so and will describe
what I have learned from my three years of renting a studio in the arts
district of NE Minneapolis. A little back grou...

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Water Soluble Carbon Dark Tower
With all of the talk about Stephen Kings Dark Tower series I thought I would share my take.  Or what turned out to be a take.  I did this water soluble carbon piece in a hotel room on a business trip.  After long meetings I often need to paint.  While trave...

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Spoon and Cherry- a favorite sketch
If you know Minneapolis you know about this huge Spoon and Cherry sculpture.  This is an urban sketch done while sketching with the Metro Sketchers.  The original is hanging at the White Bear Center for the arts and I have professional prints on water color...

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Pecha Kucha - Things that inspire my art life
My architecture firm does an annual Pech Kucha presentation and invited me to participate. This is a 20 slide presentation with 20 seconds per slide.  Really fun and went quickly!  I decided to try to describe my current art path and things and people that ...

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Art-A-Whirl 2015 - Come and See Us
Art-A-Whirl is Here Again! Come and See Us   I didn't realize that I hadn't posted this blog entry from Art-A-Whirl 2014!   Come and see our new space in the same building.  We are excited to show work from this year and meet tons of people.   Our space in ...
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