After a loooooooooong extended absence from my bloggy blog, I'm proud to reemerge, guns blazing, and show some paintings that were recently debuted as part of Bunnycutlet Gallery's "I Love New Dork" exhibit in Williamsburg. I chose my current obsession, Game of Thrones, as my subject matter and tried to illustrate some more memorable moments from the books in a Mary Blair/Little Golden Book style. I'm super happy with the results and other people must have been as well, because all four of my pieces SOLD on the opening night!! Woot woot! The show is up until late September and there is some really amazing art on display from some super talented people, so go check it out while you can! Here are my 4 babies!
"Stark Home Security" (8 x 8", gouache on paper)
"Playtime in the Khalasar", (8x8", gouache on paper)
"The Maid and the Unfair Bear", (6x12", gouache on paper)
and finally, "The Wizzer on the Wall", (6x12", gouache on paper)
About a month ago, I was lucky enough to be included in a local Jersey City art show benefiting See Spot Rescued, a fantastic animal rescue group. Had a great time creating this piece and was totally blown away to see it sold in the the first hour of the opening on Tuesday. Little boost to the ego never hurt anyone, right? Here's some pics:
Alrighty. Been a helluva long time since I posted the in-process pics of my pieces for "Too Art 4 TV 5". Here are the finished pieces, which I'm really proud of. I'm also happy to report that my submarine-love piece "A Diving Bell Built for Two" was SOLD, making it my first ever sale as an independent artist. I'll admit that a big part of me was sad to part with it, but the thought of my piece hanging in someone's home and bringing them a little bit o' happiness is fantastic:)
Huzzah! I recently found out that I got accepted into the always exciting "Too Art 4 TV" show! Very cool stuff always comes out of this show and I'm so thankful that I get to be a part of it this year. I'm going to be showing 2 pieces, one of which should be done by the end of this month. I actually started on these paintings months ago in a moment of "Dammit, I'm gonna paint somethin' and feel like an artist again", and with the intention of simply keeping it to myself. Miguel was the one to encourage me to submit them to the show and I have to thank him for pushing me.Here are some pics of the early sketches and work. The show opens in March of 2011, I'll be posting updates as the work continues.
My friend Josh, a brilliant independent playwright whom I've known since junior high, asked me to design a tattoo for him based on a picture of his mom from the 60's.I absolutely love the picture and had a great time adapting it into line art using Flash.Can't wait to see the finished product!