Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Farrah's Glamour Center

What 70's/80's girl (and many a boy) didn't want to play with one of these?

Farrah's Glamour Center, acrylic and ink on canvas, 11" x 14"
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

They Visit

Sometimes I wake up from a dream expecting my mother to be asleep in the next room. The feeling is fleeting and usually followed by a brief sadness, like the period at the end of a sentence. Sometimes I wake up to complete clarity, well aware that she is no longer with us and that she hasn't been since New Year's Eve 1999.
On occasion, when I wake up from a dream in which she looked ill, the feeling that accompanies the realization that she is no longer living is relief. It is a strange thing, feeling relieved that a loved one is no longer within reach. That you will never again feel the safety of their embrace or hear their voice call out your name.
In most dreams, she is vibrant and healthy and beautiful.  She is at her prime. These are the dreams that fool with your sense of time. They're the ones you try to fall back into, but never can.
I'd like to think that she visits me. I know how that sounds, especially from someone who rejects most aspects of religion and other-worldliness. Maybe is her energy. Maybe it's self preservation and good old wishful thinking, but I can't seem to shake the feeling that when loved ones depart, they aren't forever gone. They visit.

They Visit, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 18"

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rest in Peace David Bowie

What awful news to wake up to. The only way to describe David Bowie is...magic.
I painted this a few months back as part of my Day of the Dead series.

Ziggy Bones, acrylic and ink on canvas, 9" x 12"

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Virgen

Virgen, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10"
This painting is available through Latin Pop Shop on Etsy.

First Painting of 2016

This piece was painted as one of my entries to the upcoming St. Pete Mini Mural Show at Kahwa Coffee South. The opening reception is Saturday, January 9, 7-9 pm and promises to be quite the fun evening out. Check out the details here.

This painting was inspired by a magnificent mural by Brooklyn-based art team Morning Breath.

Four Eyed Magic, acrylic, aerosol and Sharpie on canvas, 16" x 20"

Morning Breath's mural can be found on Central Ave. at 21st Street North, St. Pete, Fl.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

As Seen on TV

Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria, St. Pete invites local artists to submit entries for its upcoming exhibit As Seen on TV
The show will feature works exploring the theme of television and the imagery it may conjure (television sets, shows, commercials...so many possibilities!). You may submit up to 5 quality images (at least 500x500 and no larger than 1000x1000 pixels) of available works. Each entry should measure no smaller than 8" x 8" and no larger than 30" x 40". All work must be properly wired and ready to hang on a display system upon delivery (no sawtooth hangers, wire only, please).

As Seen on TV will run from February 8th through April 3rd 2016. Commission split is 25%, with 75% to the artist. Please submit images along with Title/Medium/Size info for each to: jgascot@gascot.com
Submission deadline: Monday, February 1st.
Acceptance emails will be sent by Wednesday, February 3rd. 
All accepted works must be delivered on Sunday, February, 6:00 pm.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Purple Cutie

Purple Cutie (Prince), acrylic and ink on canvas, 4" x 4"