This piece was a very difficult piece to create. It wasn’t the painting part that was difficult. It was trying to grasp my hand around creating a painting based around such an iconic figure like Mickey Mouse. I decided to create this piece with the intent of celebrating Walt Disney and his ground breaking cartoons. “The Magic of Mickey” turned out to be a very successful custom painting.
“New Skin” Mega Munny is a large vinyl statue. The owner of Tomodachi in the Roseville Center is a unique store specializing in toys, anime and pop art! This was a very fun project for me as I got to expand my art style and think even more outside the box than I usually do. He is on display at the Tomodachi store in the Roseville Center
Art spotlight: St. Paul Art Crawl
Article by: MARY ABBE , Star Tribune
Updated: October 6, 2011 – 3:20 PM
ST. PAUL ART CRAWL
Through Sunday: Why do one-stop shopping when this weekend you can climb thousands of stairs, crowd into fun freight elevators, roam through hundreds of artist studios sprawled all over St. Paul and find just that perfect one-of-a-kind treasure? Who knows, it may even fit over the sofa. Such are the pleasures of the St. Paul Art Crawl. And besides the myriad painters, potters, glass artists, leather workers, photographers and other talents, there will be performances — piano, folk guitar, magic, new music, hip-hop, New Orleans brass — and food, and art cars. Don’t forget the art cars. Shane Anderson is the wild guy responsible for the exuberant cartoon heads shown here. All this on the streets, in cafes and in 250 artists’ studios sprawled from Lowertown to Raymond Avenue, and anywhere artists might hang out. Which is pretty much all over. So grab your wallet and go.
- 6-10 p.m. Fri 10/7., noon-8 p.m. Sat 10/8., noon-5 p.m. Sun 10/9.
This is a mural I created over the summer for Washburn High School in South Minneapolis. The characters on this piece were designed by some of the students at Washburn and myself. I taught some cartooning and painting to these kids and at first they were hesitant to have their art on this mural. After some positive reinforcement they really took ownership of it. This was a very inspirational project for me and the kids really enjoyed being a part of it. The mural was painted on 2 wood panels measuring 4′ x 8′ each.
This is a commission I created for a couple’s anniversary. The wife hired me to paint this for them and it was a surprise for the husband. They were extremely happy with it which is always my favorite part. The cool part about this is each character is meaningful to the husband and wife. Included are cartoons of them on their wedding day wearing Vibram shoes because they are runners, both of their dogs, their last name and date of their wedding, and other things that refer back to their honeymoon.
A close friend of mine Tabitha Wheeler was affected by the tornadoes than hit Minneapolis a little over a month ago. This mural was created by Tabitha Wheeler and myself as a barter for work that was done on her house. This mural was painted in this families upstairs bathroom. Each of the 6 monkeys represent a different kid of theirs. They have 5 boys and 1 girl.