Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Na-ture Boy Wooooooooooooooooo!

Here's a new artistic tribute I concocted this week of The Nature Boy Ric Flair!  Growing up a child of the 80's and 90's, the wrestling legend's flamboyant personality was a staple of Saturday mornings.  Later on as a teenager, a group of my friends would carpool to wrestling events regionally when we had the chance to score tickets.  I was lucky enough to see him wrestle a couple of times at the WCW's annual Starrcade which found its home in Nashville for a few consecutive years.  The man is still stylin' and profilin' as he'll make an appearance this weekend at FanBoy Expo in Knoxville!  I'll be there as well and will be giving the man himself the gift of art for all the years of entertainment!  I just have to stop this woooooooooo-ing I've picked up while drawing his portrait... I dare you not to yourself when you look at the picture!

Monday, June 6, 2016

TERRIBLE 2's Opening Reception

Over the weekend, 40AU Gallery in Nashville hosted the opening reception for the TERRIBLE 2's Group Exhibit curated by Jeff Bertrand. Jeff brought together an awesome group of national artists for this treat of a show!  Here are some pics from the gallery and some of my own favorite creations from the exhibit!  Click the artist's name under each for their sites!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

TERRIBLE 2's Group Exhibit this Saturday in Nashville

This Saturday, 40AU Gallery will be hosting a group exhibit featuring 22 artists who will be presenting 2 works of art each for the TERRIBLE 2's group exhibit.  The themes come from Nashville artist Jeff Bertrand who is curating the event.  Through their artistic mediums, creators will be presenting their view of the world as a child and then their view of childhood as an adult.  I really had a lot of fun creating my own work for this show where I'll be showing two self portraits (one at 5 years old and one at 35)!  The exhibit will open during the First Saturday Art Crawl in Downtown Nashville this Saturday evening!  Artists will be on hand for the reception- see you there!

Poster design by Brandt Hardin (Jeff was kind enough to offer me an art swap to design a poster for the event! He's making me a flask with Darth Vader on it!)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lakeside at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Over the weekend, I took some of my gallery work to the annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.  I had a great weekend set up lakeside in the DREGstudios! tent and making new friends.  I sold artwork to a slew of awesome folks who were both local and vacationing at the resort for Memorial Day weekend!  Some great contacts also presented themselves and I networked with some potential clients and promoters.  I'm still learning and getting the momentum built up at festivals and art events so thanks to all the crafts vendors who gave me good practical advice for the future.  Here's some pics from the weekend including some shots of Kentucky Dam...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kentucky Dam Village Art Festival THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday and Sunday 9AM-4PM, I'll be displaying original artwork in the DREGstudios! Tent at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park for their annual Memorial Day weekend art festival.  I'll be showing two sets of my gallery work: the remnants of both my Sacred Texts and Soluble Fish series.  You can drop by the Old Beach in the park to see all the art and festivities!  The lakeside park and trails are located at the north end of Land Between the Lakes and make for a beautiful day trip for anyone in the region.