The Shape Of Water print release and chance to win OG for FREE! 2/28/2018

WEDNESDAY 2/28 at 1pm PST be the first three people to buy my "The Shape Of Love" Art print and win an original sketch FREE! Only 1 print per person. This online event is in celebration of The Shape Of Water and its run for the Oscar! Congrats to Guillermo and his team for making the most beautiful film of 2018. 

The print will be released at 1pm PST in my SHOP. Happy ordering!


Crazy4Cult 11 and 31st Annual Drawing Exhibition at La Luz De Jesus Gallery.

Hey guys, I will have two upcoming and exciting shows! I will be debut two new pins for Gallery1988's annual Crazy4Cult group art show. Opening Reception will be from 7-10pm on Friday, November 17th, 2017.  For more Info: Gallery1988


And on December 1st, 2017 I am honored to be asked to create a piece for the amazing (Now 31st annual!) Drawing Show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Feliz.  Stay tuned for online previews coming this month. For more info: La Luz De Jesus




31st Anniversary Drawing Show
Exhibition: December 1-31
Reception: Fri. Dec. 1, 8-11 PM

2017 is our 31st year of continuous, monthly exhibitions.

Think about that: La Luz de Jesus Gallery is 31 years old! Some of the artists in this show weren’t even born yet when Billy Shire decided to clear out the storage apartment at the corner of Melrose and Martel, upstairs from his flagship Soap Plant shop with marked purpose. His vision: to showcase the incredible, ethnic folk art he brought back from Mexico, Guatemala, and museum quality pieces from Asia and elsewhere alongside that of his talented friends–people who were finding a hard time being taken seriously by the art establishment of the era in spite of their technical prowess. His experiment has spawned a legacy. The renewed interest in illustration art resultant from his gallery’s success influenced the zeitgeist, and launched industries. The lowbrow movement of California Art (which in turn informed the Pop Surrealists that followed) influenced fashion, television, film and culture. The rest, as they say, is history.

The 31st Anniversary Drawing Show is an invitational event that traces the history of Post-Pop in its birthplace.
We chose from the best illustrators featured in the 31 year history of La Luz de Jesus to create a new, original drawing for this show, allowing us to trace a line all the way from Robert Williams to Annie Owens.

Since this is a drawing show, the work will be graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, ink or ballpoint pen, watercolor and/or gouache on paper. Whatever the preferred technique, the dominant medium of expression will classify the work as a drawing. All works are
16×20″ or smaller before framing.

The last time we embarked on something this ambitious was for our 25th anniversary book project back in 2011. The last six years have been particularly fertile and we expect this show will close out the year on an exceptionally high note.

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Contact gallery director Matt Kennedy for more specific info by email or by phone: (323)666-7667



Chogrin curated tribute to Guillermo Del Toro show at Copro Gallery + Chet Zar

I'm honored to be included in this fabulous show THIS SATURDAY (10/7/17)AT Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Check the details and show flyer:





"Artist & art gallery curator, Chogrin, teams up with Copro gallery to present 

GUILLERMO DEL TORO: INSPIRATIONS, CURIOSITIES, & OTHER ODDITIES, an art tribute to artist & filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro. 

This show will be the fourth in a series of art shows that Chogrin has been putting together in tribute to del Toro that began in 2013 with "Into the Labyrinth & Mind of Guillermo del Toro," followed by "In Service of Monsters" in 2015, and last year's "Labyrinths & Monsters."

The theme of this show will pay tribute to del Toro's main sources of inspiration like Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Insects, Kaiju, the occult, his favorite films, and much more! Featuring over 50 artists from around the world!

GUILLERMO DEL TORO: INSPIRATIONS, CURIOSITIES, & OTHER ODDITIES premieres this Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at Copro Gallery ( Don't miss it!"

If that wasn't a night out enough, the show will be paired with Chet Zar's new solo show. So it will be a goth party not to be missed! It all starts at 8pm-11:30pm on October 7th. See you there!





Interviewed by Director Adam McDaniel for upcoming Richard Amsel Documentary!

Hey guys, I was recently Interviewed by Director Adam McDaniel today for his upcoming documentary about life and work of artist Richard Amsel. Here is the report from the Amsel: Illustrator of the Lost Art blog about our meeting. Below is what it read:

"It had been a while since my last filmed interview for the documentary. Not that I haven't been busy in the time since -- I was just burned out from traveling and lugging my camera equipment everywhere. For about six months straight, it seemed every weekend was dedicated to filming someone. I loved it all, but then I had other things to keep me occupied over the holiday season: drafting the Indiegogo campaign (which will have more attention, with videos and promos, in the future); going through and color correcting a large collection of Amsel images; assembling teams to work on the motion graphics and transcribe interviews; discussing musical ideas and themes with a composer; taking classes to better prepare myself for the eventual editing and assembly of the seemingly endless number of hours I've shot thus far...

Nevermind the rigors of my full time day job...or hosting Christmas and New Year's parties for my friends.

So when I met Nathan Anderson at his home outside Los Feliz, I was a little apprehensive about finding my directing groove again. But Nathan not only greeted me warmly...he actually helped lug some of the equipment from out of my rinky-dink yellow car* into his apartment.

Nathan is an artist relatively new to the illustration scene, but his work has made an impressive footprint in art and pop culture galleries in L.A. in recent years. He adores movies...and I adore his work.

He also is one of the few illustrators who still prefers to work through traditional methods, rather than digital painting. Much of his work is also surprisingly small; they're just so detailed and tight that they still hold up in reprints, blown up several times their original sizes. "I'm an optimist with this stuff. ... We're in a boom now with computer generated work, work that's getting even more two dimensional in design and minimal. ... I just wonder if illustration, and that hand-drawn quality will come back in some way. People will crave something that's hand made. ... People can tell the difference when they look at it."

I asked him how he felt when he learned of Amsel's death. "The first thing it reminded me of was Freddie Mercury," he said. "This guy that burnt so bright, and was taken away so early. ... He kind of was like a rock star, like Mercury."

On Amsel's work, Nathan cited an old, paperback novelization of RAIDERS with Amsel's art on the cover, that he had adored as a child. "He inspired my own sense of adventure," he said. "Those things were like baseball cards. ... I carried them around with me so much that they held a power of their own. ... I feel that with a lot of the movie poster and pop culture stuff, the guys not only worked in the field, they put power in the subject matter. And that is what inspired me."

Wood, Metal, Screw 2 Opening Reception August 22nd in LA!

"My Log Has Something To Tell You" my Twin Peaks inspired piece for Saturday's Wood, Metal, Screw 2 opening reception at @thegabbagallery This show banishes traditional canvas and explores different ways to create and exhibit work. This will be an original color pencil piece, 11" x 14" mounted on wood. Thanks to Jason Ostro and Phil Santos at Gabba Gallery for inviting me to this killer show. 

"My Log Has Something To Tell You" by Nathan Anderson (NAARRT)

"My Log Has Something To Tell You" by Nathan Anderson (NAARRT)

View more at The Gabba Gallery's WEBSITE

Crop detail of "My Log Has Something To Tell You" by Nathan Anderson (NAARRT)

Crop detail of "My Log Has Something To Tell You" by Nathan Anderson (NAARRT)

Slash Film Coverage of Mattel Art Tribute Show

Toys Rule! Check out the article (and my featured preview spot!) about Gallery 1988 and Mattel's upcoming Mattel: A Tribute To 70 Years Of Toys. Check out the full article at SLASH FILM. The show opens Friday, August 14th, Opening Reception Friday 7 - 10pm. Gallery 1988 (West).