Lately, with the show ever, and things calming down, Ive been able to start doing a bit of traveling. I must say its been a damn good time so far. We started out in Dayton Ohio where we got to meet some pretty cool people, and eat some pretty good food via a nice place called O'Charleys, where my good friend Tom met a baby named Haven, and I think it changed his life. Next we were in Fort Wayne where we got to meet some more awesome people, an a cool guy named Tommy Flanagan, who stars in Sons of Anarchy and is funny as hell, and a pleasure to hang out with. Also, while we were in Indiana I got to read an article about a man who robbed a bank described as "Looking a great deal like Michael Joseph "Mikey" Teutul of American Chopper. I realized I have finally achieved some kind of stardom, and I look like a bank robber from Indiana as well. One of the highlights of the trip was finding our way out to Cleveland Ohio where our trio was completely head over heels in love with The Christmas Story House...the original house where you can experience what it was like to be little Ralphie. Complete with all the bells and whistles of the original set, I had felt like I won the major award, and I basically did. After lengthy conversations about Guess Whos Coming to Dinner, The Graduate and a few pit stops including Cracker Barrel and Hoss's which I never heard of but enjoyed their hand formed burger it all came to an end. Now we are taking a break until our next show at the Northeast Motorcyce Expo in Salem, NH where I have never been. Hoping there is something for us to see there, and it would be cool if we ran into Tommy Flanagan again, although I have a feeling hes out in California by now. Thanks.
Speaking in front of kids is tough! This past Tuesday Jenny & I went to speak at a local school about art, life, the show and God. Its much different then speaking to adults, also it blew my mind how direct they are. They had some pretty straightforward questions, and while I stood on stage drenched in sweat and more nervous then when I have spoken to adults, I realized it was kind of cool to pass on some of my story, which they probably were a bit bored by, but it really made me think, about more then how dry my throat was as all the hydration in my body pored out of my face or the fact that some of them were asking me some of the most adult questions I ever heard. I hope I had a good impact on at least one. If not, then I hope they were able to giggle about my nervous laughter and paint stained shirt, which was one of my best. It would have been a great deal more stained if someone had handed out tomatos or rotten fruit before hand. Got to paint with a few of them after, and that was fun too. I made a huge mess, we all did. Good day. Never underestimate kids, I usually dont, but its good to get schooled every now and then. PS. The small school I went to is short on art supplies. If you know of anyone who would like to donate them (no money, just paints & supplies), contact Jenny@therealmikeyteutul.co and she will give you their info)
I thought I would take a few moments to answer some questions about my "The Shining: In the Park" movie that is in the works. It was a pretty good experience all in all, the sweating profusely, learning a great deal about thinking outside the box and giving it a shot in the dark....I hope for doing it I dont get shot in the dark, but it was a good bit of fun, a bit of work. An amatuer flick. Being that I dont like talking about myself I will say it took 3 months of filming and building sets. Some of them are mini sets and the mountain scene is on a conveyor belt. Nothing will ever come close to touching the real Shining but I enjoyed this project a great deal. I am red from indulging myself, so I will let it go for now. Kisses. PS. I look like a serial killer in this, but more like a cereal killer. Thanks Jenny.Oh and here is the link
Its been a pretty big summer. I have started some of my own projects in the mountain without running water but with a trusty hammer, lots of nails and a great deal of water. Not sure if i would survive I made sure I documented the entire experience. Now its being edited and strung together.
Also, as you can see or have seen my head is shaved. I did it for childrens cancer research fund (.org). I wasnt sure if they would accept the painting, hopeing it would scare children, but they did. A few more days the auction will end.
Today is my nephews birthday so I am off to purchase a loud gift for him. I will be in the gallery soon on a Saturday. We will have some photographers next month Nat Baines & Amy Wiley. They will have their opening September 22nd 6-9PM....you can visit their website www.natbainesphotography & www.amywileyphotography.com ...over and out.
New Stuff...A whole bunch of new changes are coming to the gallery, which we are keeping open! We did add a studio to the back where photographers, people needing event space and artists can come and rent out to suit their needs. We still will have openings in the outside of the gallery....with all kinds of artists.
I want to thank those who came out to my opening in May, thanks! I promise that just because I am off the show doesnt mean im dead! Not yet I dont think, but would I really know? I am going to be out and about and around and will try and have video and pictures up. Lately Ive been working on a few new things....Here is a pic of the studio.
Must be going but big kisses to all those who wrote me nice emails and the same to those who didnt! I will be back soon! July 14th there is a mixed show at the gallery with a ton of different Artists all over the Hudson Valley so stay tuned....Over and out.
Hi Everybody, Hope all is well. The spring and summer is upon us and these are my favorite times of year to put my nose to the grindstone and start slinging paint. We will be featuring all kinds of different art in the gallery over the next few months from portrait to landscape art, abstract, sculpture and continue turning over every pebble to see what we can find.
I am personally looking forward to my next opening May 12th 6-8 PM...Tying the Room Together. It will have my portrait and abstract works: Below is a photo of Jack and Bill which is a mixture of Jack Nicholson and Bill Murray. If you are in the area stop by the gallery for some great Mexican & Thai food and wine and other fine beverages, and let us know if you hate my work. We will have a little box set aside welcoming all critisisms and insults.
I am back off out and about to get to the gym and then my bros shop. Have a great week.