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Thursday
Nov282013

SpoOk

It has officially been 10 years since I made this little short film when Graduating from Vancouver Film School. Although I didn't stick with animation for too many years, it is still fun to look back on and see how far I have come.  (Sorry the video is a little dark!)

 

Thursday
Nov282013

The Culture Crawl

This year was my first year participating in Vancouver's East Side Culture Crawl.  I'm so glad that I could finally be a part of it.  I'm usually a spectator, but this year since I recently moved into my new studio space at Triumph Ant Studios I finally got to be a part of it.  It was so nice to meet new fans, catch up with the fans that have been with me for years, and have a weekend of hanging out with my studio mates.  
 
Here are my studio mates that also participated in the Crawl 
Souzan  https://www.facebook.com/tsbarthouse
Caitlin  http://www.wewilltellyouallofoursecrets.com/
Sarah  http://www.paintmewild.com

A big thanks to the Georgia Straight for doing an awesome little write up on my work.  It reads…
 
Hearts, surf, and skulls emblazon jewellery at the Crawl
DEAD KITTIE 
Artist Megan Majewski describes her work best when she dubs it “cute ’n’ creepy”. She’s best known for her bizarre paintings of zombie girls, who now haunt vintage-look, ornate oval-frame pendants under hand-poured resin. 
Must-Have Piece: Check out the vampire-like Violet portrait. The Ringmaster Skull Necklace, with his candy-cane-striped tophat and a bony hand hanging from the delicate chain, is eerily excellent, too. 
Target Crawler: Low-brow-art nuts and Evanescence fans with a Tim Burton fixation.

Here is what my little space looked like during the crawl.

Thanks again everyone who had a chance to drop by!

Thursday
Oct312013

Which came first, the costume or the painting?

I love halloween!

Of course, the best day of the year.  Halloween ends up being an inspiration for my paintings, and sometimes my paintings end up being an inspiration for my Halloween costumes.  

So, which came first, the costume or the painting!?

In all of these pieces, the costume actually was done first then I drew my inspiration from them.  All except this years costume as my ringmaster/lion tamer.  I drew inspiration from several of my paintings I have done over the years.  Now to start thinking of what to be next year.

Thursday
Apr112013

Black Raveness painting

Here is a short little video of a painting I did for part of my "Beautiful decay of life" art show.  I start out with an acrylic base to get something down fast.  Then all the rest was completed using Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors.

 


Art by Me!

Music by HUMANS "De Ciel"
http://www.dashumans.com

Video by Jason Irish

Cobra Oils
http://www.cobra.royal-talens.com/

Tuesday
Jan292013

Playstation themes

If you have a Playstation, you can now get my art as a theme from the PS online store. As a collaboration with Disruptive Publishers, my paintings are brought to life with a bit of animation.  Go check them out, there will be even more released soon!

Thursday
Dec132012

Open studio holiday sale

If you are around Vancouver this Saturday December 15th, drop by for our open studio sale.  We will have snacks, art for sale and will be around to chat.  Come by anytime between noon and 5pm.  730 Richards Street.

The event is presented by Imaginary Games, and the artists showing will be myself, Camilla D'errico, and Elin Jonsson.

Tuesday
Sep252012

Inspiration from other artists

Being an artist, of course other artists inspire me.  Here are a few examples of ways I have put that inspiration into my work. 

I bought these two little guys for my collection and couldn't help but to paint them into the background.
Sarina Brewer - Custom Creature Taxidermy
You can check out more of her work here www.customcreaturetaxidermy.com

I love this teapot and want it!  For now I have painted it until I can get it for my own.
Amanda Eccleston - Clay Chimera
You can check out more of her work here www.etsy.com/shop/ClayChimera

 

 

Tuesday
Sep252012

Beautiful decay of life opening

Just a few little snippets of my show last month at the Ayden Gallery.

-I got to meet the cutest little 12 year old fan at my show.  She drew me this little piece of fan art.  Thanks Emily!

-Finally got to see this tattoo in person.  Shannon sent me images when she got it done, but seeing it in person is amazing!  Don't mind my crapy phone picture of it.  

My little curiosity shelf.  A small piece of my personal collection and part of the inspiration for the show.  

For more photos of the work I had up, check it out in the 2012 section.

Wednesday
Jul112012

Beautiful decay of life / Enter the void

Come check out my show coming up next month.  Opening night is Friday August 10th, 7-11pm at the Ayden Gallery.  The show will be up for all of August if you can't make it to the opening.  This show is a double feature artist show with Nomi Chi also showing all new works, and tons of amazing supporting artists.

 

Thursday
Apr192012

Playing with paint. My experience with Cobra paints.

Originally an acrylic painter I have never been 100% happy with acrylics or oils.  There were things I liked about both mediums, but also things I didn't like about both.  I have been playing around recently with Cobra Water Soluble Oil paints and so far have been very happy. They are the closest I think I will get to a happy in between of acrylics and oils. They dry faster than oils but nowhere nearly as quick as acrylics. They technically are oils, so they feel creamy and look rich.  Not having to deal with solvents or linseed oil, I don't have to worry about toxic fumes or smell.  Having my studio in my apartment, this is a must.

Another thing I like is how they can be mixed with water. I have found this also speeds up the drying time.  I have also been able to get some interesting effects mixing the paint with water.  I have played around with using acrylics with these paints as well. REMEMBER...you can paint oil over acrylic but NOT acrylic over oil.  I enjoy this method of using acrylic as a base so I can get a base color or rough in the background really quick then be able to paint in oils overtop right away.

I notice that I paint a lot different with oils than I do with acrylics. When I am painting with acrylics I am painting so fast to try and paint the section I am working on before it dries that I don't have as much time to think. I also can't go back and blend because it is already dry. Having more time means I can think things through more. This adds more color, shape and depth to my work.

I have free mini samples for anyone wanting to give them a try.  I will have them at my next art show this coming August.  If you want more info on these paints and want to see them in action, keep your eyes peeled for possible live demos by me coming up. Sign up for my mailing list for notifications.  

You can also check out the Cobra website for more info.