Surtex 2015 – Cultivate Art Collective

My work will be debuting at Surtex this year where I’ll be represented by Cultivate Art Collective in Booth #222! I hope you’ll stop by our booth to say hello and check out all the new artwork available from the talented Collective members 🙂 Below you’ll find some of the flyers the different Collective members have created (click the images to visit their personal websites):

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Surtex 2015 – Brand New Work Preview!

I’m excited to announce my work will be debuting at Surtex this year where I’ll be represented by Cultivate Art Collective in Booth #222! #Surtex is taking place May 17-19/2015 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC and is a fabulous trade show where artists from all over the word have new designs available to license and sell to many different markets. I’ve been working very hard on creating a ton of new artwork and this is why I’ve been so quiet on the blogging front over the past few months!

I’ve been more active on my Instagram and Facebook where I’ve revealed a few sneak peeks of some brand new surface patterns that will be available at the show! Below you can find my brand new hand-lettered digital flyers with the sneak peek artwork revealed 🙂 If you are at the show, I hope you’ll stop by Booth #222!

Editorial Illustration – Meditation Theme

Last week I had the amazing experience of attending Surtex to walk the show and meet so many of my lovely and absolutely inspiring artist friends in person. The booths were beautiful, artwork mind-blowing, and everyone I spoke to was so gracious and wonderful, going out of their way to share their experiences and give advice about the show and industry. And on the same floor the National Stationary Show was taking place with a whole extra level of product and design to fall in love with. Wow! I’m still processing the events of the trip a week later!

While this was going on, I was wondering if it would be possible to do the May Bootcamp Assignment in time for the deadline. Well, I’m happy to report that I was able to finish! This month, the theme was editorial illustration for an article called How to Meditate: A Primer for People Who Don’t Like to Meditate and needed to contain a human figure in some way. Now, if you are familiar with my blog and work you may have noticed there is a distinctive lack of human beings, so I knew this was going to be an interesting departure from my normal content. I think that the end result turned out pretty great though, and my figure is very representative of my style. This is “The Mind Wanders.” I feel so much inspired by finishing this project I’ve been drawing people non-stop! Watch this space 🙂

The gallery is now live to see everyone’s great work for May Bootcamp and you can check it out here!

Getting Ready for Surtex!

This year I have the great pleasure of attending Surtex for the first time. I myself am not exhibiting this year, but many of my friends and collective members are! I am so very much looking forward to walking the floor and learning all kinds of new things at the seminars, plus meeting all my MATS friends! I hope to show at Surtex eventually, so this is a step towards making that goal come true. This trip was an extra push to get a new set of business cards with my new branding and surface pattern work 🙂