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
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!
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.
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
This is a Yolandi Dollface painting I did a few months ago
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.
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
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
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
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to make a studio visit.
Mutual Attraction 1 & 2 shot by the lovely Cat Landrum. Show currently up in New Orleans at Bonjour Lingerie. Check out Cat’s blog @ https://catlandrum.wordpress.com/
Finished this large mardi gras bead nibbling beauty down at Lisa Victoria Gallery. The festivities are in full swing. I’ll be down there during the course of the weekend. Stop by if you are in the french quarter! If you are not in town then i hope you have a Happy Mardi Gras!
New Orleans Magazine readers voted Lisa Victoria Gallery “Tops of The Town”! Congrats to Paul & Lisa, all the sales folks and of course all the artists. If you are visiting New Orleans stop by. We are a couple blocks from Jackson Square. A great place to see some art, take a break in the beautiful courtyard, and I might just be there live painting to boot! Click on the Tops of the Town logo to see the full list of winners in 97 categories