latest sneak peak

Here is a quick peak of the latest of the 'birds' series showing Saturday, February 20th at Mr. Smalls Art Bash in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The birds are developed in an almost pop art style, combining acrylic paint and substantial black lines coupled with their big eyes, they strike an emotional connection with most people. They are playful yet devious, the originals are 2'x3' vertical. There are 3 large birds completed so far, and prints are matted and optimized for 10"x13" frames but are all hand painted and worked over with pen and ink and each is unique.

As an artist for the past 5 years I have been sketching constantly, filling sketch books and drawing constantly. The birds materialized into a series almost on their own. They kept coming out of the pens I was using and playing in my sketch books, and then before I knew it they were everywhere. On canvases, on large painting sketches (never before shown in public), and then I developed the prints through a unique mixed media process as a way to let people connect with the bird that matches their own personality.

I am constantly expanding the birds series and always keeping half an eye out for exciting opportunities to show my works to the world. I have shown the birds in Syracuse, New York City, and a while back I saw the call for artists for the Mr. Smalls event and it sounded like a great adventure! Besides, Pittsburgh's an awesome town and I haven't been in a while.

These prints are roughly 5.5"x8.5" either landscape or portrait orientation and come matted and shipped for $50 bucks, or with out mattes and shipped for $40. Save ten bucks at the show. Each one is unique and hand painted and incorporates unique illustration. They come signed, titled, and numbered 1/1. Call 315.439.7375 if you want me to reserve any of these guys.

Thanks for checkin' em out!

- Randy