Monday, July 21, 2014

A Quick Rat-Themed Post

This weekend I had not one, but TWO rat-themed pieces in gallery shows. I will add purchasing information soon!

"Rats with Wings"
For LTD Gallery's "Fantasy in the City" show in Seattle

"Master Splinter"
For iam8bit's "Cowabunga! 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" show in Los Angeles.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Saint Beatrix, Upcoming Shows, and the Iron Seas books

Saint Beatrix

Here is my finished "Kill Bill" inspired piece for Spoke Art's "Quentin vs Coen" show in San Francisco. This piece has sold, but there is a ton of great work in the collection, which you can check out here. I've been really into medieval saint imagery (like Fra Angelico's "The Annunciation") recently. I don't know why, but everyone I draw seems to have a halo. Weird.

Coming up next:

Opening Friday is "Fantasy in the City" at LTD. Gallery in Seattle. The theme is really neat, blending fantasy elements with city life. Here is a little work-in-progress shot of my piece for the show. 

And opening the next day is iam8bit's "Cowabunga!!" show in Los Angeles, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Well that makes me feel old.  

And on a non-art side note, I am ridiculously addicted (riddicted?) to Meljean Brook's "Iron Seas" steampunk romance series. The covers of the first three are very silly, but the books are great. I highly recommend them if you like steampunk and romance, which I certainly do ("Riveted" is probably my favorite). There is definitely some "adult" content, so be warned - but they ARE romance books (not YA), so that's part of the fun, right? I've been staying up way too late reading because of these, and keep having to force myself to get back to work instead of burying my nose in my Kindle. I'm going to be rather sad when I finish "The Kraken King" tonight and don't have a new one to start on. I'm active on Goodreads if you want to see what other books I have been binging on.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Quentin vs Coen sneaky peeky

Somehow it's almost July. Whoo-boy. Sorry it's been so quiet here on the blog. I'm finally back in art mode and have all sorts of fun projects in the works. First up is "Quentin vs Coen" at Spoke Art in San Francisco, opening July 5. Here is a little sneak preview:

I am also working on a couple of new pieces for Gallery 9's July Invitational show (opening next week) as well as new stuff for a number of fun upcoming group shows. PLUS, I'm starting a personal series of mini collages called "Nerd Love Ladies" which will be sold in my Etsy shop this summer. To give my general desire to make some nerdy collages some structure, I decided to pick one nerdy lady for every letter of the alphabet. More on this project soon!