The number of applicants has now fallen down to the final two. I will be looking into both of them and soon a decision will be made. At which time the new member of our studio will be announced on this page (or anomalously if he chooses so).
Sadly the App Hub website was not the best place to place advertisements for an artist and we have not received any applications for the artist role from that source so I will be putting an ad up on the GameArtist website. I will post a link once the advertisement is up.