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Another Painting by Pioneering Ink Painter Sol Luckman Featured on the Cover of a Mainstream Book on Shamanism

July 12th, 2017

Another Painting by Pioneering Ink Painter Sol Luckman Featured on the Cover of a Mainstream Book on Shamanism


Having played around with watercolors for years, I started painting seriously with inks in 2010. Since then my portfolio has expanded from a mere handful of pieces to over 250 works on paper and canvas.

Several years ago, Destiny Books asked for permission to use one of my ink-on-paper paintings on the cover of Itzhak Beery’s THE GIFT OF SHAMANISM.

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My New Book of Humor and Satire Wins 2017 National Indie Excellence Award

May 23rd, 2017

My New Book of Humor and Satire Wins 2017 National Indie Excellence Award

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Award-winning novelist receives major recognition as a humorist from the 11th Annual 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards!

The 11th Annual 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards recognized Sol Luckman’s wickedly lighthearted book of satire, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY: A SPIRITED GLOSSARY FOR THE LITTLE DEVIL IN YOU, as the winner in the category of Humor in this year’s competition.

This prestigious national award, based in Los Angeles, is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, independent and self-publishers.

The National Indie Excellence Awards ( exist to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Awarded since 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters.

Winners are determined based on “overall excellence of presentation in addition to the writing.” THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY is a satirical lexicon for coming to terms with modern culture (or lack thereof), politics (so-called), and life (such as it is).

Taking a page from Ambrose Bierce’s satirical masterpiece, THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY, THE ANGEL’S DICTIONARY reinvigorates satire to prove that—though we might not be able to change the world—we can at least have a good laugh at it. Then again, maybe laughter can transform the world!

Review copies and interviews are available upon request.

Previously, Sol Luckman’s critically acclaimed spiritual adventure novel, SNOOZE: A STORY OF AWAKENING, won the 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for New Age Fiction. Luckman is also known for his bestselling nonfiction books, CONSCIOUS HEALING and POTENTIATE YOUR DNA, which explore the role of consciousness and DNA in personal healing and transformation.

A Rare Artistic Trifecta

December 2nd, 2012

A Rare Artistic Trifecta


trifecta: a variation of the perfecta in which a bettor wins by selecting the first three finishers of a race in the correct order of finish (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Wow. I just learned that three of my paintings done during a particularly prolific stretch in the summer of 2012 recently achieved a rare trifecta!

In Noenga Artist Community's October peer voting contest, my ink-on-paper painting BORREGO BADLANDS won 1st Place for Technique. Being my first 1st Place finish on Noenga, an international website featuring some really gifted artists, this would have been quite gratifying by itself.

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But then, I also learned that another of my pieces, TUFAS IN THE MIST, placed 2nd in Technique as well.

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And to top it all off, completing my artistic trifecta, my painting MOJAVE DAWN placed 3rd in Technique!

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I really appreciate everyone who voted for my work.

Thanks so much for reading this update!