I am very pleased to release (finally!!) the brand new paintings that I've been working on for most of the winter. These four pieces were commissioned by Sasquatch Glass (www.sasquatchglass.com), and feature 4 television shows that are near and dear to the owner. Each painting also features some of the beautiful glass that they sell--amazing hand crafted pieces from bongs to barware. Each piece of art was thoroughly researched in front of my tv, and suprisingly enough, the tv survived, as I was very close to throwing it out of the window. But at least they were amazing shows, and I hope I captured their essence and offered up a unique way of looking at them:)
BREAKING BAD - Heisenberg and his RV doing a little cooking under the Mt. Rushmore of Breaking Bad Villians. I hadn't watched most of the series at the point of being commissioned for this, so I sat and marathoned it over 2 weeks.
CHEERS - NORRMMM!! They're all waiting here at Cheers, and now you can have your fine whiskey in a fine piece from Sasquatch Glass. So let Sammy serve you, grab some wisdom from Cliff and Norm, and let Dr. Crane analyze your twisted head. You. Have. Arrived.
MAD MEN - Don Draper and one of his many women, lounging in the offices of Sasquatch Glass, enjoying some whiskey out of one of the custom pieces available at www.sasquatchglass.com. Drink in style!!
TWILIGHT ZONE - "Submitted for your approval"...a painting featuring Sasquatch Glass that will take you into the fifth dimension. See if you can name all of the episodes that are reflected in the glass!
And away we go! Time to hit the road for a good long stint after last week's Musink Tattoo Festival officially kicked off my 2014 tour. For the next 2 months, I'll be on a hellish burn across the nation live painting and pushing my art at art festivals, cannabis cups, rock shows and comic cons. I'll be in 2 places at once, I'll be time lapsing in Utah, and I'll be flooding the airwaves with new art, pics, videos and more. It's been a winter full of cabin fever and working on new ideas, and now it's time to release them on the world. I can't wait to reconnect with old fans and make an army of new ones, so see you on the road!!!
Let's start the tour off with a trip to Dallas, TX for the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. I'll be joined by superstar artist G.D. Garner, who will be showcasing his custom journals that are filled to the brim with art from the over 100 countries that he's visited. Come to BOOTH 3 by the Texas Lonestar Stage, and check out the artwork, prints, woodcuts, hear the stories of how we built up our careers as artists in very unique ways, and/or commission us for something kick ass for you walls. See you there APRIL 4-6TH. For info: http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com/
Next up is my trip to Denver to kick off the week of Cannabis Cup madness!! I'll be at BOOTH 918 at the Big Industry Show APRIL 16-18th. I've been working on a brand new piece of art for the guys over at Formula 420 and will debut the painting at the show. As usual I'll have all my brand new prints, original art, sketches and more available. I'll also be releasing info on a contest I'll be running at the show where you can win some signed limited edition prints:) INFO: http://www.bigindustryshow.com/
On April 19-20th, I'll be manning a massive art booth with Vincent Gordon at the Official High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver. Double the size of last year and with a barrage of new art, prints, woodcuts and more, we'll once again be the artistic forefront of the Cup. There'll be contests, live webcasts and interviews, live art, and we'll go for the record of how many people can faint at our booth because they are f'ked up on dabs - last year was 3, so let's up the toll this year! See you in Denver! INFO: http://www.cannabiscup.com/
Also the weekend of April 18-20th is WONDERCON in Anaheim. I do have a booth there...I might make a mystery appearance, but my lovely wife will be manning the booth so all you comic kids don't miss out on the new art! My booth is AA-043 (Artist Alley). INFO: www.comic-con.org
For my first East Coast appearance in a long friggin' time, I'll be live painting at Carolina Rebellion May 3-4th, and it's going to be a hell of a show. Rob Zombie, Kid Rock, 311, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Staind and more will be performing, as well as many more. Seems like a good show to release some killer new tank girl pin ups as well....more details to come!! INFO: http://www.carolinarebellion.com/
May 16-18th will find me at one of the largest rock show in the U.S. in Columbus Ohio. I'll be live painting on something very special-- a 23ft RV! I figure a show featuring bands like Guns N Roses, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Kid Rock, Avenged Sevenfold, and a shit load more, needed something amazing for my live painting. See you in May! INFO: www.rockontherange.com
NEW SEMINAR 'ART: GIVING YOU THE BUSINESS' LAUNCHES 3.30.2014 IN SAN DIEGO TO HELP ARTISTS LEARN THE BUSINESS SIDE OF THINGS.
That's right, leading up to the launch of my new business book geared toward artists 'Art: Giving You the Business', I'm teaming up with Matt Schugar, founder of The Infusion Project, one of the largest art collectives in the U.S., to bring you a one day seminar that will cover several important topics that will help you sell more art, create a larger and more engaging online presence, and offer insights into some of the techniques and resources that have made my career as successful as it's become. Now it's time to share those techniques and help other artists climb up out of the ooze of a day job, or post art school depression and to sell some friggin' art!
We will be launching a webinar soon after for those not in the San Diego area, as well as touring the seminar later in the year to other cities, so keep checking back for more info.
Follow this link to the OFFICIAL SEMINAR PAGE where you can find out more on the topics that will be covered, as well as reserve for your seats for only $100 per person.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time once again to dust off my old camo painting pants, my Fear and Loathing rifle range glasses, and my boots and hit the road to spread the art like never before! 2014 will be a record breaking year, as I'm scheduled to paint live in front of (according to attendance) 2 million people at the various rock concerts, festivals, comic cons, cannabis cups and more. (Just need to get a dollar from everyone and I'm set!)
Anyways, I'm going to be bringing out the big guns once again, and will be working on a giant piece of art LIVE at every show, and am even painting a 20-something foot long RV, so come see the first time my art will grace a vehicle. I'll be updating the site as I get info on my booth numbers, special give aways, social media contests and more. I'm looking forward to seeing all my good buddies, and making tons of new ones, especially since I'll be making a rare East Coast appearance at 2 festivals TBA.
As usual I will have original artwork, shirts, prints, custom hats and more available for sale, and I'm always down for commissions as well. See you soon!!
MARCH 21ST - 23RD at the OC Fair and Event Center (88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA)
I'll be live painting in the OUTSIDE area (just means I'm closer to the booze!) Come check out my art, prints, originals and more. I'll be doing bundle packs for prints and a sketch, as well as some surprise give aways.
INFO ON EVENT: www.musink.org
APRIL 4TH - 6TH covering 6 blocks of the Deep Ellum entertainment district Dallas, TX.
Not only will I be there live painting and pushing my goods, I'll be joined by jet setting artist G.D. Garner. Come see his amazing custom leather bound, hand made journals that have gone to over 100 countries and have had as many people draw in them from myself to tribes in Africa. His book will be available too that details his journey around the globe and includes keywords such as murder, codebreaking, live art, attempting everest and more. Do not miss this opportunity to meet one of the coolest cats to pick up a brush, and I think I smell a collab for our live art piece. Hmmmm....