Line Attack 7 At Hive Gallery

I was invited to participate in Hive Gallery‘s annual Line Art show this year. So I decided to use my Super Fight cards to come up with a combination to draw. I pulled a mouse flying a wedge of cheese.

The show was great as usual. There was a lot of amazing line art. I always look forward to the different themed shows the gallery puts on. So I’ll be ready for the next one that piques my interest!

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Hive 13 Year Anniversary Show

Last year I made the 3D printed Beehive for Hive Gallery’s Anniversary show. This year I drew and painted some cats in bee costumes in a grid of cardboard boxes, inspired by this video.

It’s always fun to see the different bee-themed pieces the other artists come up with at this show.

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One with the Force

Thumbprint Gallery was having another Star Wars fan art show, so I decided to send in the Death Star!

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Robots & Unicorns

Robots & Unicorns…need I saw more!? This was a themed show that The Hive Gallery was throwing, so I couldn’t pass it up! I entered my Unicorn Delivery watercolor illustration. I also submitted my Flash Light Display as part of their Rising Stars of LA sub-show happening at the same time.

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Rising Stars of L.A – August Feature at Hive Gallery

On the schedule, earlier this year, this was supposed to be my first feature [ever] at an art gallery.  But, unexpectedly, I was invited to also be featured in the Line Art Show that took place a few months ago.  At any rate, this August feature is still a pretty big deal because now my featured wall space is in the FRONT of the gallery!  And not only that, I’m sharing this show with Plastic Jesus (one of my favorite street artists)!

The show runs from August 5 – September 5.  Fingers crossed for some sales!

10/18/17 UPDATE: The “Cat in an Airplane Box”, and “Cat in a Boat Box” paintings have sold via the Hive Gallery’s online store!

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Saturday Morning Cartoons

I was pretty excited to hear that The Hive Gallery was having their third annual “Secret Art of Animators” show as well as a “Saturday Morning Cartoon” themed show that I could participate in.  Without hesitation, I started brainstorming and sifting through a million ideas.

Nathan, the curator, had mentioned that he liked my Birdsicles from the previous show I was in, and wanted me to do something along those lines.  That fact that I used Popsicle sticks got me thinking about food.  After running by a few ideas, I decided to make a shaped ice cream of a 90’s character that was never made and settled on Reptar.  I thought it would be interesting to have the Reptar pop stick in a thick over-grown blob of ice, as if it were a time capsule or something lost from the 90s and then found in present day.

The result it what you see below.

Reptarsicle Saurus


I also came up with a funny museum type placard to go with it.

(1990’s era, about 25 years ago)
Discovered in an ice cream cart
freezer in Southern California

Much to my surprise, when I got to the gallery on opening night, I see that it was placed right in the center of the Saturday Morning Cartoon wall.  The art that it was surrounded by was great, too!  It was in perfect company.


It’ll be available and on display at the gallery until October 29th.


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Show at The Hive Gallery

I responded to an open call for art for an upcoming show at The Hive Gallery, a gallery I like to go to during the Downtown Artwalk.  Not expecting much, it turns out my “Fowl Birdsicles” were chosen to be a part of their Artists of LA section during a multi-themed event that was held July 9th – July 30th.  The birds didn’t sell but it was part of a great show and venue!  I’m looking forward to being able to show more work there in the future!


My birds are in the lower left corner.

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