Monday, November 17, 2014

Two New Prints in My Etsy Shop!

So happy to announce the release of two new prints from my series of large scale carousel animal paintings. 
"Lion" and "Horse" are both available now via 

20x20", limited editions of 60 prints each

"Lion" is available for purchase online here.

"Horse" is available for purchase online here.

 Special THANK YOUS to Sebastian Foster for helping my create these prints.

The original painting, "Lion", 4x4', acrylic/graphite on mounted panel from my 2014 solo exhibition, "Joyride" at Public Functionary in Minneapolis.

The original painting, "Horse", 4x4', acrylic/graphite on mounted panel from my 2014 solo exhibition, "Joyride" at Public Functionary in Minneapolis.

 I also have a third print from this series, "Horses" available exclusively via Public Functionary gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

"Horses" print, 20x20"

"Horses" spotted in their natural habitat...on the wall at Harvey House Boutique Guesthouse in Catskills, NY. 
(via @jessicavwalsh / Instagram)



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lil Bub Letterpress Greeting Cards!

Wheeeee! 
The greeting cards I drew for Lil Bub 
(the famous Internet cat, duh?!) 
are finally available via her website!
My friend Jenni Undis helped me design the cards and they were printed at Lunalux, her letterpress shop in Minneapolis.

Take it from Bub:
"...thrilled to announce this limited edition set of six magical oversized 5x7" four color letterpress printed holiday cards.

These are not your average cards! These cards are a hand-made product of Minneapolis, MN. The artwork featured on the cards is drawn by Jennifer Davis, the design and lay-out was a collaboration between Jennifer and Jenni Undis, the cards were printed on a really old letterpress by Jenni at the magnificent Lunalux.

You will want to save these cards for the most loved ones in your life, as each card is a gift in and of itself. In fact, you'll probably want to save and frame one for yourself."
SO GO GET 'EM: http://bit.ly/BUBCards
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lil Bub's Big FUND for the ASPCA, which provides grants to organizations to support pets that need special care or extra help getting adopted.

We LOVE you, Bub!
"Far Out, Bub!", a painting I made for Bub's charity auction at Yetee Gallery in IL earlier this year.

A custom pet portrait commissioned for the special man in Bub's life.




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Children of Rorschach at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA


I made two new hand-painted, paper shooting targets for 
opening Sat, Nov 8, 2014 
at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA.
Reception 7-10pm
Curated by White Matter:
"Artwork inspired by the original inkblot psychology tests Rorschach created and used in his own practice. 
Each artist was given one inkblot image from the 10 originals to use as inspiration for their own unique piece."

I was given this one:
An original Rorschach Ink Blot Test.

I created two of my own similar versions of the inkblot, flipped them upside down and made  mono-prints onto two shooting targets as the basis for these paintings: 

"Happy Dance", acrylic/graphite on paper shooting target, 12x24"

"Sixth Sense", acrylic/graphite on paper shooting target, 12x24"



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Muses" at Helikon Gallery in Denver, CO


I have three brand new paintings in "Muses of Mount Helikon
opening this Sat, Nov 1, 2014  
at Helikon Gallery in Denver, CO.
Reception: 6-10 pm
Show runs through Dec 20th

"Sheep", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, 16w x 20h"

"Pony", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, 16w x 20h"

"Cat", acrylic/graphite on mounted panel, 16w x 20h"

These paintings are available for purchase via HelikonGallery.com
16x20" each, acrylic/graphite on mounted panels.

" 'Muses of Mount Helikon II' is our inaugural, group showing of inspiring and influential artists from across the country, with over two dozen artists included. Muses is a showcase of contemporary illustration, painting, drawing, digital art, and sculpture where subject matter is left open.


"Muses of Mount Helikon II" features the works of Edward Kinsella, Sergio Lopez, Michael Reedy, Tran Nguyen, Chris Buzelli, Jim Salvati, Joanne Nam, Buddy Nestor, Yana Payusova, Ryan Lee, Rebecca Green, Zoë Williams, Michael Gallegos, Elena Gunderson, Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña, Sierra Barela, Marc Scheff, Valeriya Volkova, Emily J. Moore, Kaitlin Ziesmer, Janelle Anderson, Sara Wilson, Rachel Fagiano, Hollie Chastain, Jennifer Davis, Delton Demarest, Joan Kresek, Mike Fudge, and Leon Loucheour. 

The style and subject matter of each artist varies widely, resulting in a truly eclectic exhibit that will delight and surprise viewers. Whether it’s the see-through anatomical figure paintings of Michael Reedy, Joanne Nam’s haunting portraiture, the colorful, floral illustrations of Valeriya Volkova, or Ryan Lee’s delicate graphite drawings, there’s a breadth of art that relishes in the striking difference of each work while still celebrating a unified vision of new contemporary, illustrative art." -Helikon Gallery

Friday, September 26, 2014

Photos from "Bulletproof" at Low Gallery

Photo by Kari Heck.

THANK YOU so much to everyone at Low Gallery in San Diego for hosting an excellent party for the opening reception of "Bulletproof." 
We had a blast!

Photo by Low Gallery.


You can ENTER TO WIN a one-of-a-kind, CUSTOM, shooting target via Low Gallery. Raffle tickets are just $10 each. The drawing will be held on Oct 9th. Email lowgallerysd@gmail.com to purchase a ticket.
Photo by Low Gallery.

There are still some targets from the show available for purchase. You can check them out over here on my blog if you're interested. 
They are 12x24", hand-painted (acrylic) on paper shooting targets, $150 each. 
Email lowgallerysd@gmail.com for info.

Photo by Low Gallery.

Photo by Jodi Bernard.

With some of my "oldest" friends- Amy and Ngoc, my college roommates and Jodi and Kari, my elementary school and Jr. High besties.

Cute flyer by Low Gallery.

Photo by Low Gallery.

Photo by Low Gallery.

A visit to Coronado Beach- Ngoc, Kari, Jodi and me- photo by Amy Oeth.

Daydrinking funtimes at San Diego harbor- photo by Amy Oeth.

Until next time, California!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bulletproof at Low Gallery in San Diego, CA

Tattoed Lady (SOLD)
My new show
Bulletproof
opens this Sat, Sept 20th at
 Low Gallery in San Diego, CA!
For this show I have made 40 hand-painted paper shooting targets.


Diver  (SOLD)

To purchase call or email Low Gallery:  
(619) 348-5517 / lowgallerysd@gmail.com 

Targets are 12x24" each, hand-painted (acrylic/graphite) on real paper shooting targets. 

Sold unframed for $150 each. 

Peacock (SOLD)

Gutsy (SOLD)

Birds  (SOLD)

Flytrap  (SOLD)

Dog (SOLD)

Dinosaur  (SOLD)

Bullseye

Inkblot (SOLD)

Ice Cream (SOLD)

Loudmouth (SOLD)

Penguin  (SOLD)

Flora (SOLD)

Happy (SOLD)

Mouse

Divinity

Great Ape  (SOLD)

Food Face (SOLD)

Dumbo

Beetle (SOLD)

Monster  (SOLD)

Hound (SOLD)

Matsutake

StareBear (SOLD)

SugarSkull  (SOLD)

Beardo

Love Birds 

Sea Monkey  (SOLD)

Creeper  (SOLD)

Spaceman (SOLD)

Blacksheep

Metalhead (SOLD)

Green Bird

Butterfly (SOLD)

Cat  (SOLD)

Spiderweb (SOLD)

Rat  (SOLD)

Noodle

Scarey 
I'll be there for the opening reception (6-10pm) which is being held in conjunction with "North Park Art Night", a neighborhood art crawl featuring 12 art shows at various locations.



Please come see me if you are in the area (or tell your friends in San Diego!)
I'll post photos from the show after this weekend.
Thanks for looking. -jd