“American Canvas” features queer female artists in cities around America

When American Canvas premieres tonight on Ovation, cameras will follow out host Dave Holmes as he meets with artists in San Francisco, the first city in the three-part-series about American creatives. In the Bay, he talks with out illustrator Wendy Macnaughton and author Katie Gilmartin. Katie speaks to San Francisco’s creativity in this video.

In this exclusive clip below, Katie talks about the real life lesbians who inspired her noir novel, Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery.

If you haven’t yet heard of Wendy Macnaugton, you’ll want to familiarize yourself. Her artwork has appeared in every publication you can imagine, but she’s also created books such as The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to WineLost Cat (with partner Caroline Paul) and Pen & Ink, which featured several queer women and the stories of their tattoos.

Artist Wendy MacNaughton (SF)

Wendy is quintessential San Fran, as a lot of her sketches are of the people, places and situations that go on in the city. And as many Americans acknowledge, that part of the country is very, very gay.


Tune in to watch American Canvas tonight on Ovation at 10ET/7PT. Next week, the show heads to Austin.