Posts Tagged 'dark'

SOLD- Queen of Hearts

What up folks. Just sold one of my pieces from the Malice in Wonderland series yesterday. Big ups to Joseph S. out in California for making the purchase via checking me out on the web. Thanks for the love Joseph! Your piece is on its way. Makes me glad to see that the website is really helping me get my work out there to folks outside of Jax who may not know who I am. 2011 will be all about me expanding into new areas with my work. I am scheduled to start showing in a couple places(shows) in L.A. in the beginning of next year…stay tuned on that deal. Will be nice getting some work back out to L.A. next year for a couple shows. Also starting early next year I will be sending out some more exclusive work to Gallery 323 East in Royal Oaks Michigan (Stay tuned on this one too). 2010 has been a good year but, 2011 is going to see a lot more effort by me in my quest for world domination! LOL!

New works on eBay…soon.

New work coming up just for my fans on eBay. You guys have been great. I have sold more on eBay these past two months than in any galleries that Im currently showing in. Big thanks to everyone. Ill be putting up a bunch of new stuff as a thank you for all the support. Bidding will start low to make it exciting and fun. Stay tuned….Should be opening up bidding on Sunday…want to finish just one more piece.

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Malice in Wonderland- Pictures up!

I’m posting up my pictures from the Malice in Wonderland series today! Check out all eight paintings by visiting my “Originals for Sale” link on the website here. It was a hell of a lot of work and I learned a lot from the experience of doing such a big series. Eight paintings in just a couple of months is a lot of work. I’m, over all, pretty happy with the way the paintings turned out. Sure there were a couple of things I would have done different but, I’m still pretty happy with the turn out. If you want to see them up close just stop in at Avondale Artworks Gallery here in Jacksonville FL. The show will be up through the rest of April.

I also have available, for the first time, limited run giclee canvas prints available for each painting. They are prints on gallery wrapped canvas and look just as good as the original. Each giclee is signed, dated, and numbered in a limited run of only 25 prints each. The gicless are only 100.00 and will measure 11×14. If interested in a print contact Avondale Artworks or just drop me an email and I’ll get it done for you. Thanks to everyone who supported me during the process of pulling this off. Thanks to Ken Stutes at the gallery for giving me the freedom to do what I wanted to and for having faith in me and my work. A big thanks to Kelley(my wife) and Jeremy(my son) for being so understanding when I have a deadline and have to work for weeks on end to get things done right. Thanks to everyone who loves what I do and shows such great support when I need it most. The next series of work is all ready brewing in my head. Stay tuned folks…Im on a roll.

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Malice in Wonderland- This Friday!

This time has finally come. I have been working on this show for the past two months and am very pleased with the work I’ve done. I will be featuring 8 brand spanking new paintings inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland @ Avondale Artworks during the month of April. The opening reception is on Friday(tomorrow) 4/2 from 6-9pm. The owner, Ken, at the gallery is also going to let people order high quality canvas print giclees for just 150.00 per canvas. This is the first time I have had such a killer option for people to buy a less expensive version of my work. The giclees that Ken creates are awesome and of the highest quality and I’m really happy to have this as a viable option for my paintings. I personally want to thank Ken Stutes at Avondale Artworks for allowing me the freedom to pull this series off and display my work in his gallery. Nothing is better that having the full support of the gallery that you display your work in. It’s very nice to work with someone like Ken who truly appreciates what I do and has faith in my work. I’m looking forward to the show and hope to see you all there! Ill be posting pics of the work after Friday so keep them eyes peeled.

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“Malice in Wonderland”- Rough Sketches

Ok, so a few updates about my “Malice in Wonderland” series. First off I spoke with the ever so cool Ken Stutes at my main gallery @ Avondale Artworks here in Jacksonville about my upcoming series. He was really excited about the whole idea and will give me the room I need to display the work( Ken has huge wall space too). The show will be slated for April instead of March. Theres just to many characters that I want to cover so, I’m gonna have to wait til April before the showing. I’m organizing all sorts of stuff. The thoughts of a “mixed drink” tea party with cakes and cookies sounds good to me for the reception…I’m working on that now. The sketches so far are rough at best but, I’m getting some good ideas on where Im heading with all of this. To see more of the sketches in detail visit my sketches section. Stay tuned.

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Humpty Dumpty found a home

Just sold another painting late yesterday! Thats two paintings sold in the same day and the third painting sold in just a week. I’m doing pretty darn good this month! Thanks to the person who gave this painting a new home. I really enjoyed doing this painting and I’ve had the concept down on paper for weeks. It was actually inspired from the “Designers in Toyland” show I wrapped up with the AIGA earlier this month. I was considering making a 3d sculpture of sorts of humpty dumpty and this painting was more of a sketch of what the final creation was going to look like. I decided to just go with the hand sewn skull bunny(s) instead, which were a hit anyhow. Thanks again for bringing a little bit of my style into your home. Hope ya dig it as much as I enjoyed making this character.


Where to Find Me

Currently I am not participating in any art galleries. Untill I get back up to speed I most likey will not be a "regular" at any galleries for a little while. Thing may change but, I have killed myself time and time again trying to keep up with the demands of art shows and art galleries and Im trying to limit myself to that sort of thing so I can produce better quality work vs just a big quanity of work to fill up wall space. Im sure this will change here in 2012 but, Im being very picky about what I will and wont do.

Best bet is to stay in touch with me is through my website! Join my email subscription so ya dont miss out on what I have up and coming or find me on facebook.
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Taking a break from art shows, deadlines, and galleries for a bit.

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