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Atomic7 Studio is growing. In the past, Nick has had an assistant during busy times. Now that we’re selling 50-100 pieces of art per week requires someone just to focus on the production of products. When touring, Nick realized he was going to need more canvases and more help. Their job: printing, making frames, stretching and packaging canvas. During this year’s tour, the demand has doubled! So, Nick has brought in three more people to work with him in the shop. One of them is also an artist, and when he first came to the shop, he was excited at the opportunity to work together. Now, it’s happening! Nick’s team is excited about the work. They can leave all of life’s drama and issues at the door, and throw themselves into the work they are doing together. Ultimately, Nick will have one person running manufacturing and one running the gallery, leaving him free to continue to tour and…paint! -KR

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It’s true. Nick is not making plans for next year…because he wants to achieve THIS year’s goal so badly!

Ok, so the biggest, most exciting thing right now is kicking off the tour. This is the last leg of the tour, at the end of which we’re hoping to open a new shop. But not just any shop. Yes, the public can visit and experience that special energy that comes only from seeing the art in person. And you can purchase art. But Nick’s vision is of welcoming people who want to do the same thing we’re doing. We want a central location, where creative people can come for advice. And, Nick wants to connect these people with the contacts he’s gained from eight years of travel around the country. He wants to connect people who want to do something artistic, with people who can help them.

In the little time left before the tour starts (first stop, August 3, Uptown Art Fair in uptown Minneapolis, one of the most prestigious shows in the country) Nick is working on three commissioned works, including a mural combining Dr. Suess and Avatar, unfortunately to be privately owned.

Nick’s charitable nature will be displayed in the form of custom bean bag boards he and the Atomic7 team have designed to raise money for a fund that pays medical bills for those who can’t afford to.  Please stop by 4petesake in Spring Green, WI! More info -KR