My friend Dave got this family portrait (painted by me) for Christmas from his wife and daughter.

My friend Dave got this family portrait (painted by me) for Christmas from his wife and daughter.

Come to Giant Robot in LA tonight (Dec. 7) for the post-it note show.  It’s the absolute cheapest way to start your art collection.  There’s tons of work by really top notch artists… including me!

Come to Giant Robot in LA tonight (Dec. 7) for the post-it note show.  It’s the absolute cheapest way to start your art collection.  There’s tons of work by really top notch artists… including me!

I spent the last two days working on a commissioned family portrait.  I can’t show the image without spoiling the surprise, but here is an EYE.  I hope the recipient of the gift can’t guess from that alone… I don’t think they can.

I spent the last two days working on a commissioned family portrait.  I can’t show the image without spoiling the surprise, but here is an EYE.  I hope the recipient of the gift can’t guess from that alone… I don’t think they can.

Here’s a portrait I painted back in the year 2000.  The couple has since split, and now the painting is in storage somewhere.  Which is a sad end for a work of art.

Here’s a portrait I painted back in the year 2000.  The couple has since split, and now the painting is in storage somewhere.  Which is a sad end for a work of art.

I’ll have 9 new paintings in the Giant Robot post-it note show opening December 7.  This is the cheapest way to start an art collection!  (Also, I think this is the sixth or maybe seventh art show I’ve had this year!  Holy cow!)

I’ll have 9 new paintings in the Giant Robot post-it note show opening December 7.  This is the cheapest way to start an art collection!  (Also, I think this is the sixth or maybe seventh art show I’ve had this year!  Holy cow!)

meeeeeshel:

went to The Vault Art Gallery in Springfield, VT after work today and bought this awesome James Kochalka painting!

Awesome!
If you live near Springfield, VT… head over to The Vault and you can buy a super cool Kochalka painting too!  They make excellent Christmas gifts, and I priced them extra low as a special for my childhood hometown.  (The show is up through Christmas, but they’ll let you take the painting early if you ask!)

meeeeeshel:

went to The Vault Art Gallery in Springfield, VT after work today and bought this awesome James Kochalka painting!

Awesome!

If you live near Springfield, VT… head over to The Vault and you can buy a super cool Kochalka painting too!  They make excellent Christmas gifts, and I priced them extra low as a special for my childhood hometown.  (The show is up through Christmas, but they’ll let you take the painting early if you ask!)

If you find yourself near Springfield, VT you should check out the gallery at The Vault.  I have an art show up there… 50 paintings and 6 pages of comics (Fungus and Johnny Boo).  They also have some of my books for sale.  I think the show will be up through Christmas, but I’m sure they would let you take the work early if you need it for a present.

If you find yourself near Springfield, VT you should check out the gallery at The Vault.  I have an art show up there… 50 paintings and 6 pages of comics (Fungus and Johnny Boo).  They also have some of my books for sale.  I think the show will be up through Christmas, but I’m sure they would let you take the work early if you need it for a present.

Behold!  The painting of the Crystal Cat!
I’ll be putting new paintings up each day over at the Little Paintings section of American Elf, for a little while at least.  And there’s tons in the archives.

Behold!  The painting of the Crystal Cat!

I’ll be putting new paintings up each day over at the Little Paintings section of American Elf, for a little while at least.  And there’s tons in the archives.

Here’s painting I did in 2001 of a cat and a monkey.  Obviously the monkey is one of the monkeys from Monkey Vs Robot… and the cat looks like a simplified version of Spandy.  
I can’t remember who owns it.  I wonder if they framed it, I wonder if it’s on display.
I hope all my sold paintings are on people’s walls.  I’d like to think of my paintings existing with vibrancy as a part of someone’s life.

Here’s painting I did in 2001 of a cat and a monkey.  Obviously the monkey is one of the monkeys from Monkey Vs Robot… and the cat looks like a simplified version of Spandy.  

I can’t remember who owns it.  I wonder if they framed it, I wonder if it’s on display.

I hope all my sold paintings are on people’s walls.  I’d like to think of my paintings existing with vibrancy as a part of someone’s life.

Here’s my artist statement from the alumni show at the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont.  L/L is an experimental dorm, broken down into “suites” (a few bedrooms connected by a common room), each suite based on a different topic of interest.
Fall 1986 to Spring 1989
I lived on campus all four years, and three of those were in L&L.  The place and the friends I met there were a huge influence on my artistic life.  We drew comics together, we made music together, squished clay together, cut each others hair, invented new dances, new catch-phrases, new ways of thinking.  It was a crazy free-for-all of creative energy.  (And some destructive energy too, of course.  We did LOVE to smash things and set things on fire.)  I think that still informs how I work today.  My opinion is… live a creative LIFE, and the work will follow.  Today my kids wanted peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.  So we picked grapes and made the jelly ourselves, and we didn’t even follow a damn recipe.

Here’s my artist statement from the alumni show at the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont.  L/L is an experimental dorm, broken down into “suites” (a few bedrooms connected by a common room), each suite based on a different topic of interest.

Fall 1986 to Spring 1989

I lived on campus all four years, and three of those were in L&L.  The place and the friends I met there were a huge influence on my artistic life.  We drew comics together, we made music together, squished clay together, cut each others hair, invented new dances, new catch-phrases, new ways of thinking.  It was a crazy free-for-all of creative energy.  (And some destructive energy too, of course.  We did LOVE to smash things and set things on fire.)  I think that still informs how I work today.  My opinion is… live a creative LIFE, and the work will follow.  Today my kids wanted peanut butter & jelly sandwiches.  So we picked grapes and made the jelly ourselves, and we didn’t even follow a damn recipe.