Thursday, November 29, 2012

Summer/Fall 2012 Shows! ROBOTS AND MONSTERS

Ayden Gallery had their annual
Robots and Monsters Show Oct 12-Nov 3.
Even though i had a handful of months to prepare,
i still waited till that familiar hint of panic to creep in before i took any action... 
I managed to do 3 new paintings (one taking WAY longer than i'd hoped) and was pretty impressed with the results. At first, there were moments of REALLY not liking what i was doing and not happy with how this one painting was shaping out to be... i just had to tell myself that i often go through this and that i should keep going and push through. I knew that at some point the painting would start looking like how i wanted and that i'd be happy with the outcome... 

After a lot of heart poured into it, "Lucy" ended up being my favourite piece up to date...
All it took was a bit of time, effort, patience, and faith in my abilities... 

Below are the 3 new pieces i did for the show...
"It's A Trap" mixed on wood
"Don't Mess With Lucy" mixed on wood 18"x18"
"Tree Spirit On The Rag" mixed on canvas board

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Summer/Fall 2012 Shows! FAIRY TALES AND FABLES

Another TASTY Show with a tasty theme! 
Right away, my mind went to one of my fave fairy tales, but decided to portray this character diffirent by showing he fearless side. Here i painted Red, The Hooded Warrior and behind her... is that her friend backing her up? A ghost of a fallen wolf? Or is it her Spirit Animal and she IS the wolf? 
I'll leave that up to you to decide.
The progression of the piece
"Spirit of the Red Hooded Warrior" mixed on wood SOLD
detail of working stage


Summer/Fall 2012 Shows! C'EST LA VIE

Cute lil' art show and boutique sale. Although it was NOT my plan... i did go home with 2 new shorts, a top and a wicked vintage green leather jacket... yup.

For this show i submitted 5 pieces... all framed in white. The two "Pretty Girls", "Easterly" and "Westwardly" and "Lucy In The Wind With Feathers".
both SOLD

LOOK UP HERE! Bherd Gallery's Book Release and Show

Bherd Gallery had their 5th Year Anniversary in March and with that released an art book compiled of 33 Pacific Northwest artists that have shown their work in the gallery or contributed to it in some way or form. I am very honored to be a part of this book and to share the pages with so many great artists! The book is really f-in cool!! So stoked about it! You can buy the book online! Enjoy!

PS. I'll post my pages eventually... but really, just buy the book... you won't be disappointed!

2012 CARDED!! (Sorry another late post)

Once again CARDED happened! :) The show was on April 21st at Gallery Gachet. This time my submission was a collab piece i did with indy! It's the piece we did for the Sadie Hawkins Show that happened in Feb/March 2012.

To see more of the cards from the show click here.

Here's ours...

Seattle Shows Go Media Crazy! PRETTY SEXY DIRTY GIRLIE

So, i had paintings in 2 shows last weekend in Seattle! One was called "Pretty, Sexy, Dirty, Girly" the other was "Sadie Hawkins Show". The first was held at the lovely Bherd Gallery where i've had the pleasure of showing work there in the past and the other was at Home Suite Home, just across the hall from Bherd :) The media went crazy over the weekend and both shows got a lot of attention.

"P, S, D, G Show" was about feminine sexuality and my paintings, along with a few other artists',  seemed to have balanced out the harsh, dark, and sometimes abrasive pieces that were up. Over all, i hear the show was a success(even had a beer sponsor this time around) and Siolo Thompson, who curated it and even was one of the artist in the show, got the media very interested in it!

Here are some press the show got!

City Living Seattle 
Phinneywood News
The Thrillist
The Thrillist 2
Ballard News Tribune
Treats Magazine
And the online gallery

I submitted 5 pieces all together. Here they are below(you might've seen some of them before)
"Pretty 1" Mixed on paper

"Pretty 2" Mixed on paper
"Lucy In The Wind With Feathers" Mixed on canvas board
"Precious In Pink" Mixed on canvas board
"Cradle Arms" Mixed on canvas board


Sorry to be recapping everything i've done in the past few months(or more)... But i just realized that i haven't updated this blog in awhile. And with the 16th Eastside Culture Crawl happening THIS weekend, i figured i better do so...
Creatures Featured was a great tribute show that happened at Tasty in Seattle in July! A part of the proceeds went to the residents of Joplin, MO to help rebuild their town. There is a great story about "The Joplin Butterfly People" that some of the residents saw during the hurricane and this show was inspired by that. Here's a link to that story...

Here are my 2 pieces i submitted for this show... Both framed in white.

 "Let It Go"
mixed on canvas

"Who's Comforting Who"
mixed on canvas

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Newsletter! FInally...

FInally, i've completed my very first newsletter! Anyone wishing to subsribe to this, please follow the link below and be the first to be updated about shows coming up and new works!