Thursday, December 29, 2011

My New Year's Resolutions

1) I will stop threatening to fight obnoxious children at check-out lines and restaurants, at least those who look like they might kick my ass.

2) I will be less insensitive, which means I will take up lying.

3) I will stop performing citizen’s arrests on people who wear jeggings/pajama jeans, pajama bottoms or slippers to the store. Instead, I will discreetly report them as shoplifters to security in hopes that they are escorted away for questioning and removed from my sight.

4) I will resist the urge to crash my vehicle into the back of another when I see a religious or political bumper sticker that doesn’t just express a thought or belief but tells me what mine should be.

5) I will be kinder to people with bad hair.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pop Pet Portrait Commission

I must admit that I've always been a bit hesitant when it comes to pet portraiture. Not that I'm a snob against it, just that I never really felt a calling for or pictured myself doing it. When a commission came in from a collector and dear friend, I could not say no. As part of the request, I was given full creative freedom to "play" and make it my own. This made all the difference in the world and my hesitations melted away. I ended up having a lot of fun in the process. The result was "Prince: Daydreamer". The portrait was a Christmas gift and I have been informed that the recipient was thrilled!

I am certainly now open to the idea of further portraits.

Prince (Daydreamer)
Acrylic, spray paint and glitter on canvas
18" x 24"

Monday, December 26, 2011

Fierce Filmstress

We are thrilled to introduce you to Makeda, a fabulous young filmmaker who will be producing a documentary on the "Have a Heart" Project as well as capturing some of The Art Monkeys' studio antics on film for our Youtube channel.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Studio Social!

As a "thank you" to our clients, collectors and supporters (old and new), Mary Gallagher Stout & John Gascot (The Art Monkeys) invite you and your friends to an impromptu Private Holiday Studio Social!

Thursday, December 22nd, 7-9PM
Workhouse Arts Center, Building 4
9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079

Take a break from the holiday crowds.
Enjoy light fare and refreshments.
Enter to win a Gallgher Stout/Gascot gift bag! *no purchase required
Catch up on last minute holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Enjoy 20% off all Mary Gallagher Stout & John Gascot items!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Art Monkey "Pop Blocks"

These adorable Pop Blocks are available at Studio 4 or can be made to order by Art Monkeys John Gascot and Mary Gallagher Stout. Also available from Latin Pop Shop.
Each is painted using original stencils created by the artists.
Great for "kids" of ALL ages!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Get Art-Monkey Tagged at Studio 4!

Wanna get tagged for free?
Bring a canned food donation to Workhouse Studio 4 (and a t-shirt of your choice).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Painting "Live" on Weekends

This will be the first weekend (now thru February) that MGStout and I will be creating art for the Have a Heart Project "live" in the front gallery of Workhouse Studio 4.

Drawing for collaborative "Breakfast" painting.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Workhouse Studio 4 Has a Blog

Keep up with the latest art projects and goings-on of Workhouse Studio 4 via out blog.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Christmas Record

No I'm not recording one (count your blessings).
This year I set up and decorated 3 Christmas trees in record-time.
All were up by and on Thanksgiving!

Studio 4 front gallery tree:

My personal studio (#403) tree:

Home tree:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What a Great Day to Start (or add to) an Art Collection!

Today is Small Business Saturday and at Studio 4, Mary Gallagher Stout and myself are offering 20% off on all of our creations!
Items start at just $10 ($8 with discount!) for unframed, signed lino-cuts and $20 ($16 with discount!) for mixed media "minis".
There is something for every art lover and every budget.
Visit Studio 4 at 9601 Ox Road, Lorton VA 22079.
We're open until 7pm today and 12-5pm tomorrow.

Online shoppers may also enjoy 20% on all things Gascot!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Studio 4 "Have a Heart" Food Drive

When you visit Studio 4 this Black Friday weekend, please consider dropping off a non-perishable food donation. Now through February, Studio 4 is conducting a food drive to benefit Food for Others. Food for Others, the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia, provides the assistance vitally needed by our unemployed and low-income neighbors. They provide a safety net for those who suddenly face unforeseen emergencies such as a family illness or the loss of a job or a spouse.

Items donated will become main components of an interactive art installation which will open to the public on February 11th, 2012 during Workhouse Art Center’s Second Saturday Art Walk.

YOU can be a part of this exciting art installation and help Northern Virginians in need by donating canned or non-perishable food items at Studio 4.

Follow the Have a Heart project and other Studio 4 happenings on our facebook page.

Johnny's Angels

White Angel on Green

Angel Dude

Black Angel on Yellow

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Friday Weekend Sale!

Save 20% on ALL Gascot originals, prints & wearables from now until Sunday only!
Visit my studio or shop my online store.

Also, enjoy Free Shipping on all online Gascot purchases (excluding prints-on-demand and holiday cards).

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Creating Holiday Inventory

Today was another productive day of creating affordable original art for holiday shoppers.
These block prints will range from $10-$25.

Give original art this holiday!

Friday, November 18, 2011


These have been block-printed on cocktail recipes.
Each image is 3" x 4 1/2" matted to 5" x 7"
All are available from

Cosmic Cocktail

Kind of Blue

The Union Cocktail

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Block Printing & Stamping Madness!

With the Workhouse Center's Black Friday event almost here, Mary Gallagher Stout and I have dedicated this week to making our own print blocks and stamps for creating affordable "gifty" small works of art.

Studio 4 Daycare??

There's a tiny, trouble-makin' visitor at Studio 4 this week.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Interview with the Fabulous Mally Roncal

Read my interview with fabulous celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal on Huffington Post!

Soulful Warriors

Soulful Warriors
acrylic on canvas
3 panels, 24" x 36" each
available individually or as triptych

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gascot Studio is Open for Business!

I would like to give many sincere thanks to all who attended the grand opening of my new art studio and helped make the evening so special.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I Love Ya, Tomorrow!

Join us for the grand opening of my new art studio at the Workhouse Arts Center! This event will take place during the art center's Second Saturday Art Walk. The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 150 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.

Guests can tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshment and music. The social atmosphere of the monthly art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or girl's night out, as well as for art collectors and art appreciation groups alike. These monthly events are also perfect for family art outings.

Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Road Studio #403
Lorton, VA

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Rudolphtini Original

The Rudolphtini (this year's Gascot holiday card image) is now available.

acrylic on canvas board
8" x 10"
Available through

Monday, November 7, 2011

Purple Music

Cedric on the Bass

Dexter on Keys

Honey on the Mic

each panel:
acrylic on canvas
12" x 24"

Thursday, November 3, 2011

80's Ladies

80's Ladies (orange and pink)
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
8" x 10" each