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Jim Torgeson Wendy Seemel portrait painting portrait painting Katie Keller Eric and Tracy Bryant Kristin Bryant James Surgeon

In 2008 I started my blog about the process of making my work and all things related to art and portraiture, but it wasn’t until 2010 that I started writing and video blogging in French as well as in English. Around the same time as I began blogging, I was involved in a group show at City Hall, and PDX49’s EZone interviewed me about my contributions to Keep Portland Weird.

But, more than anything else, the one thing that consumed me in 2008 was Apple Pie. The series took over my studio and most of my brain space as well, and it is featured in an Oregon Art Beat segment about my work which aired in 2010.

Apple Pie, the book

Apple Pie the digital book

For Apple Pie, I published my first book. It includes all the images from the series, statements by the subjects which explore what it means to be an American from their unique perspectives, and a foreword by Inara Verzemnieks.

The print version of this catalog is sold out, but the downloadable digital version is still available for $3.

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