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100 paintings in 100 days...10 years later...

Good news, I am having my first big solo show In Los Angeles early next year at GALLERY 1988!
For those of you who have been fans long enough, you might remember my first art show.  Those who are newer to my work, next year it will be the 10 year anniversary from when I had my very first art show and I completed 100 paintings in 100 days. For my 10 year anniversary show, I'll be doing it again!
In the last 10 years I have come a long way.  My paintings from my first show almost look like they were painted by a completely different artist.  The first time I did 100 paintings in 100 days, I had the complication of also having a full time job.  Although I will be able to focus only on the painting this time, my work has also gotten a lot more detailed, precise and takes much longer.  So I suspect I will still be working my ass off to create this series.
I will be starting day one on September 1st. I will be posting progress, as well as some sneak peeks of pieces along the way.  I know that working 100 days straight will be hard and I will most likely be a complete mess afterwards, but sometimes art is pain!
Some of the things to expect to see in these 100 days: Pretty girls, circus freaks, four eyed kings, ghost forest girls, a tribute to the lovely and gory art of Anathema Photography, some pieces inspired by Alli Wynn Photography, and some of my favourite alternative models.  I'm excited, nervous and can't wait to show you what I have come up with.


You can see progress and sneak peeks from...




This is what 100 wood panels looks like!  I can't wait to paint on these Trekell G.H.Simkins panels.

These are images from my first art show 10 years ago.  One of the original paintings and the original art display.



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!)



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 

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
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!


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.


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"

Video by Jason Irish

Cobra Oils


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!


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.


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

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




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.


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.


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