Pretty Things NOLA 2nd line for Bowie 1/16/16

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Really great pic by Harmon Dash.

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So i decided to bring my Bowie tribute painting with me this past Saturday to celebrate the life of David Robert Jones. The Preservation Hall Brass Band with Win & Regine from Arcade Fire posted the event on facebook last week and perhaps ,like often times, maybe half the 4k that said they would attend would actually attend. Turns out estimates of many tens of thousands DID show up, many in costume or wearing makeup or in some way expressing their love for Bowie. My way, as you might guess, is to bring along my Bowie tribute painting. The painting is called Golden Years or for short ” Goldie Bowie” my version of the Aladdin Sane album cover. Please check out my facebook and instagram for more images from this event. Fantastic shot of the parade by Jerry Moran, my painting can be seen in the sea of humanity about a 3rd of the way down in the center.

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shot from the local news caught by my bro Tom.

Let Them Eat King Cake posters now available!

Carnival season is almost here and what better way to ring in Sweet 2016 with a Marie Dollface ” Let Them Eat King Cake” poster! Click my shop link in the menu above or right here

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I have been painting this Marie Antoinette Dollface for a few years now but this is the first year i will be doing posters of her. The original painting was up in Tresor Gallery in the French Quarter a few short hours before it sold. I will be doing more original paintings but won’t be doing any more Marie posters until the 2017 Marie poster. Also will have more posters and prints of my other paintings soon on my webshop so keep checking back. Happy Mardi Gras!

Thayer Art @ Wizard World NOLA 2016

Hey everybody, I have an announcement. I will be live painting and slinging posters, prints, and rare stuff I have sitting around in the studio at Wizard World NOLA January 8th-10th. Should be a blast! I am next to my buddy Brian from The Fat Kid Project and across from The stars of Gotham who are signing for the fans. I haven’t done a signing or appearance or whatever since Free Comic Book Day a couple years ago at BSI Comics. I am also going to be doing my very own Mardi Gras poster which I will have available at The convention as well.

What’s a “Dollface” painting?

I have been painting “Big Eyed” gals for a long time thru college and into my professional career. They have changed quite a bit, going from mainly Comic/ Cartoon/Anime inspired subjects to the more doll looking subjects I do now. Eye’s in general has been a focus, pun intended, with my artwork as I guess it is pretty clear to see, double pun intended.

This is a Big Eyed Punk Gal drawing from 2007 for example

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This is a Yolandi Dollface painting I did a few months ago

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This is what my big eyed “Dollfaces” look like now. I think the update happened a year and a half or so ago when I started to do more warm up paintings before I begin on the more realistic work I do every day. Generally I have been doing these on canvas panels because otherwise I would be overrun with dollface paintings in my studio. So instead I have stacks of little dollface paintings.  The look of the subject has changed so much because I have wanted to model the subject more as if a doll was my subject. I have been inspired by artists who customize Blythe, Pullip, and other ball jointed dolls which are more often than not Japanese fashion dolls that artists do some amazing stuff with. In any case that is a bit of a primer on my dollface paintings. If you would be interested in a custom dollface painting. click on my menu on the TOP Right and then click SHOP. I am doing a Black Friday deal for my Dollfaces for a limited time.

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All is Light, tribute to Paris painting

There are many things that art can do for the artist and the viewer. Art can make us think, remember, imagine and visualize a reality that appears different than our own. I was shaken by the attacks on Paris in particular not only because I personally know people who experienced that madness first hand but because Paris is a hub for artistic expression and attacking it felt very much to me like attacking the idea of freedom of expression. As this is basically the most important thing to me I realize even more that those who see no value in creativity were more than likely deprived of any idea of personal value. So instead of editorializing and flying off the handle about whats wrong with the world and what can be done to change this or that I would ask one thing. Make some art, you’ll feel better. It helps me. It can help you too. Peace and Love

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All is Light is just basically the painting I was working on when I was processing everything following the attacks. It is currently available @ Tresor Gallery 1000 Royal St. in the French Quarter. Contact them if you are interested in the painting as well as my other work. http://www.tresorgallery.com   (504) 309-3991

 

The Chateau Cat Girls visit New Orleans for Halloween

Halloween was indeed fun hearing that the Cat Gals from The Chateau would be dropping by to say hello and see my work at The Tresor Gallery in the French Quarter. Isibella (blonde beauty between me and the portrait of her) is a frequent visitor to New Orleans. This is the first time though we were able to meet and I was able to show her and her sexy kitties my work. If your were interested in finding out more about Isibella and her many adventures check out here youtube channel littleskylark as well as the The Chateau page it’s borderline NSFW I think

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Big News! Find my work now @ Tresor Gallery in NOLA

My work went up in both locations of Tresor Gallery this passed weekend. The 811Royal St. location in the French Quarter has my Dollfaces and the 1000 block location on Royal St. is exhibiting some larger pieces. I am very delighted. This is my favorite gallery in New Orleans and fits my work very well. So please visit the gallery and enjoy all the amazing artists both local and international represented there. They don’t have me up yet on the website, but please go check it out @  http://www.tresorgallery.com

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