Spring Tongues Art Showing

Posted in Paintings, Spring Studies, Tongues Series, Typographic with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2014 by Brian

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I’m showing some of my paintings starting this Friday, August 29th, 7pm, at Black Sky Brewing near the Santa Fe Arts District in Denver. Please join me in this opportunity to see my work in a unique venue with expertly crafted local beer and food.

16×20, acrylic on canvas, 2012; 2014

Spring Tongues is two separate series of paintings completed years apart.

The first series is Tongues, a narrative about lost languages, extinct cultures, diaspora. I often have structure and graphic design in my work for contrast, and used illegible calligraphic elements to portray the theme in these pieces.

The second series, Spring Studies, is the most recent of my paintings and is loosely based on renewal and spring, in technique only. They were created on repurposed canvases with different processes than I usually work from — palette knife, no sketch, set color range.

Bottom Bracket T-shirt

Posted in Apparel, Music Related, T-shirts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2014 by Brian

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Shirt design for Bottom Bracket, a fast, loud hardcore punk band from Colorado. The design is a mashup of a few different styles, incorporating old-school black-and-white punk graphics and bicycling themes presented with a Latino sugar skull syle decoration. This one was super fun – can’t wait to see it printed!

Hat

Posted in Paintings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2014 by Brian

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Forgot to post this one, Hat, from 2013. 24×30, acrylic on wood. A mixup of styles, but I wanted to tinker with earthtones and feature a subject with a large, surreal hat with motion.

Spring Studies 2014

Posted in Paintings, Spring Studies with tags , , , , , , on April 30, 2014 by Brian

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Spring Studies, acrylic on canvas, 18×24. After digging through my art storage, I found a lot of crap damaged, unfinished, and uninspired. So, I cranked out 3 new ones to usher in the new season, new attitude, and new energy. My parameters – no sketch, no typography, and mainly a palette knife, all different than how I usually work. Hope you dig ‘em.

Vallenfyre Splinters t-shirts

Posted in Apparel, Drawings, Music Related, T-shirts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2014 by Brian

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Here’s two new shirt designs that come from the gatefold of the new Vallenfyre LP, Splinters. The designs are meant to have an old-school metal/crust look in both design and color way.

Vallenfyre – Splinters LP artwork

Posted in Drawings, Music Related with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2014 by Brian

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My latest project is an album design and illustration for Century Media artists Vallenfyre (UK) – featuring members of legendary bands I’ve been a fan of for nearly 20 years: Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) – Vocals and Lead Guitars, Hamish Glencross (My Dying Bride) – Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Scoot (Doom, Extinction of Mankind) – Bass, and Adrian Erlandsson (At the Gates, Paradise Lost, The Haunted) – Drums. Additionally, mastering by Brad Boatright, guitars and vocals for longtime fave From Ashes Rise, and recorded by Kurt Ballou of Converge at God City Studio. I’m beyond excited to be a part of this project, with these people. Everything was drawn and inked by hand, including a custom font I built and named ‘Splinters’ so the entire project has a unique feel. After a thorough run-through of different concepts for the cover, I came up with this one per their suggestion (even referencing some of my previous personal and commercial work) that it have an old school death metal look with some classic crustcore monochrome and angular spikes (splinters), keeping with the overall intent of the music on this, their sophomore LP.

Now! Preorders of the LP/Digipak/Shirt standalone or as a music/tee bundle are up now, as of April 3, 2014: http://www.omerch.eu/shop/vallenfyre/

Nouveau 3

Posted in Nouveau series with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2013 by Brian

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Nouveau 3 – 16×20, metallic acrylics on canvas. I think I’m generally done with the black canvasses and ideas for this series. I really liked mixing classic Art Nouveau-Deco/silent film styled women with calligraphy and more interpretative brushwork and had a fun time learning some different techniques.

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