Contemporary figurative artist Eric Armusik


Live Blogging during the 48 Hour Marathon Portrait

I’ll have plenty to do during the unending 48 hours of straight painting from September 17-19 but that doesn’t mean that my lovely wife won’t be able to keep in touch with everyone for me.  Sign up for the blog here and keep up on how I’m doing, and the commentary Rebekah and I will have as we forge ahead together these 48 hours.

If you are interested in having your portrait painted either in-person or via photograph, if you are out of town, click on either link below.  $300 per portrait for a 2 hour sitting.  10% of the funds raised at the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Looking forward to hearing from you then.  Wish me luck…



Marathon Portrait – Flyer posted, Starbucks and Dick Blick Art Materials have signed on

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Marathon Portrait

Starbucks and Dick Blick Art Materials have signed up as sponsors for the Marathon Portrait event.  From September 17-19 Eric will attempt to paint a portrait every 2 hours for 48 hours.  You can sign up to have your portrait painted for the fee of $300.  You can sit in person or provide a photograph.  Either way you can purchase a time slot on the website at

Rebekah Armusik release of “Memoirs of a Gothic Soul” available for PreOrder Today

My lovely wife Rebekah is releasing her first novel “Memoirs of a Gothic Soul” this August 13, 2010.  The book is available now for pre-order through her website at  The novel is the first in a series of 13 books she will be releasing.  The next installment entitled “Mariposa” will be out in Spring of 2011.  She is an amazingly gifted writer and the books are sure to be a great success.  The responses to it in the last week have been outstanding.

For a free glimpse at the first two chapters of Memoirs of a Gothic Soul see her website.  Order today!

$14.99 plus shipping and handling Picks Eric Armusik as Artist of the Month

I’ve followed for almost a decade.  Great newsletter and very resourceful insight into the business end of being an artist from someone who is an artist herself, Aletta deWal.  You can imagine how thrilled I was to find out they had picked me to be the July artist of the month.  I had a great time speaking with them and I can tell you there are more things in the works for the future.  For now enjoy this small sample of the interview…

Eric Armusik Pushes the Boundaries of Art Making and Art Marketing

A.C.T.: What prompted you to start your professional art career?

It was quite evident at an early age that I was destined to be an artist – much to the chagrin of my parents. Both were college graduates and desired that I pursue a college degree, but they were concerned that a degree in art would not be a lucrative pursuit. I’ve never been good with people giving me advice, especially when they have no understanding of my tenacity. I had no interest in any other field, and quite honestly, it would have been a waste of my talent …

For the rest of this extensive article go to

“Marathon Portrait” announced – September 17-19

The “Marathon Portrait” has been announced.

Sign up for your time slot.

48 hours straight, no breaks, no sleep.  A portrait commission every 2 hours.
With any luck the artist will survive and the event will be one for the history books.

Held at the American House Hotel in Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Fine dining during the entire event, drinks and rooms available for lodging.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

for more information:


Fire Sale: SELL OUT!

The now infamous Fire Sale has sold out!  19 paintings have sold in the last 29 days.  Look for an official announcement on Wednesday night via the website

Also, on Wednesday there will be another big announcement of an event Eric will be hosting in September.

Morning Call Newspaper Article – Local Artist is Burning Down the Art

After 28 days it finally comes down to 2 paintings left.  Check out this morning’s article in the Morning Call Newspaper.,0,2312265.story

Here are the two paintings left:  Both can be purchased via paypal through the website at

It’s so hard to imagine it has come down to this.  I am in awe at the response to the whole venture.  Sure the idea was genius.  I believed that from the beginning, even when some people called it evil, malevolent, a stunt and some even told me I was throwing my career.  Hmmm….  I don’t know how an artist does that, but the message boards and my email are awfully quiet now.  I made the announcement that I would sell everything halfway into this venture.  I had no idea how but at that moment it seemed like I would let this become my purpose and the primary focus.  Today, I’m almost there and I predict that in the next 24 hours I’ll be announcing it is all over.  Thank you everyone who stayed there for me even when things got rough.  I now know who my real friends are.