Wednesday, September 30, 2009
These beautiful photographs were taken by Randy Dodson, the staff photographer at Juxtapoz. This piece is really difficult to photograph because of the heavy gloss and different Kandy layers, but Randy captured it really nicely.
Monday, September 28, 2009
The Hells Belles Derby and Art Auction this weekend was a blast.. lots of good art work, cute girls, kids and fast derby cars.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I sat down with my glass of wine last night and opened up the new issue of Juxtapoz and found one of my most favorite artists of all time featured in it....Zdzislaw Beksinski .... he is a true inspiration in my life, so much so, that I had my whole left leg tattooed by Marcus Pacheco with the image of this Beksinki painting. Unfortunately the article also informed me that this prolific artist was murdered in 2005 , a very sad fact. He was quoted as saying...'I paint to leave something permanent after my death' ....I feel those are some fucking words to live by...so here's to the great Zdzislaw Beksinski
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Today I dropped off one of my newest pieces at Shooting Gallery in SF, Ca. for the 4th Annual Helles Belles Car Club Derby and Art Auction. I painted the hood of a 1932 Model T with one of my newest images, 'Hell's Bella', she is painted all in catalyzed, polyurethane automotive paint and accented with some gold leaf touches. I am super stoked on this piece, as we have had this old hood sitting around the shop for years, and I finally had a good reason to make it beautiful. All proceeds from the Art Auction benefit The Bay Area Women's and Children's Center, SF.
Show takes place: Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Doors open at 6pm - Derby starts at 8pm sharp
Shooting Gallery, 839 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA
for more info... http://www.hellsbellescarclub.com/hbhtml.html
Monday, September 21, 2009
Check out this sick new Jersey Joe print that was just released on Saturday....
Available at: http://www.knowngallerystore.com/artwork/rime-jersey-joe
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I was sent an invitation to the Precita Eyes Gala this weekend because some of my work is in the new Mission mural book "Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo." The upcoming gala "Community Art From the Heart" will take place on September 19th. Here are the vitals for the Gala:
SOMArts (South of Market Cultural Center)
934 Brannan Street (near 8th Street)
San Francisco, CA. 94103
Admission: general $35, VIP $50
For more information please visit our website at www.precitaeyes.org.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tammy Talbot's Crowning Glory opening reception this past weekend in North Hollywood was a beautiful event. There was great art, food, drinks, flowers and people there. She worked really hard to create an incredible space and it seems like the perfect place for my 'Decisions' painting. If you are in the area, it is definitely worth checking out, the address is 11135 Weddington off of Lankershim, Noho, CA
I woke up at 7am on Saturday morning and drove to the flower mart in downtown LA with Renee Fontana to pick up supplies for her living art creations that she was making for the Crowning Glory opening party that night. It is filled with some of the coolest flowers, feathers, rocks and do dads you could ever imagine. Walking around there with Renee was a blast, and so was watching her create these one of a kind floral displays. You can see more of her work at www.ReneeFontana.com
Monday, September 14, 2009
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots
of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure,
Norman ³Sailor Jerry² Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist
of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose
uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American
legend. Through rare interviews, photographs and hours of archival footage,
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins,
explores the past, present and future of the global tattooing phenomenon.
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry
A Film About the Life and Times of American Tattoo Master, Norman J. Collins
San Francisco Film Screening
Tuesday, September 15th
Doors at 7pm, Screening at 8pm sharp
The Roxie Theater 3117 16th St., San Francisco
Q&A with Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry¹s Director Erich Weiss
Must RSVP to gain entry Early arrival is suggested, as space is limited
Must be 21+ to enter RSVP here
After party following the screening featuring a live Sailor Jerry Band
performance & Sailor Jerry Rum cocktails
Blondie¹s, 540 Valencia St., San Francisco
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This Saurday, September 12th, 2009, I will have my 'Decisions' painting featured in the opening reception of Crowning Glory, Hair Salon and Art Gallery, owned by Tammy Talbot. This brand new space, located in North Hollywood, CA, is a beautiful place for art and getting beautiful. My good friend, Renee Fontana, will be adorning the evening with some of her incredible floral creations as well. I will be attending, so if you are in the area, please stop by and check it out. Amandalynn.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
My friend Charlie O'Hanlon from Charlie's Place, a complete antique Honda motorcycle restoration shop in SF, just sent me these pics of a custom 55o Honda that he finished putting toghether and that I painted pretty much every single part of... you can see more of Charlie's work at www.charlies-place.com
Friday, September 4, 2009
my good friend and inspiration...Prairie Prince was also there the day of this photo shoot, this is one of his pics of me...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Last night I assisted Wythe Bowart and Jesse Easley on a project for Upper Playground's window display. Wythe is the newest addition to our studio at the Lukas Stained Glass studio and is an amazing artist, you will be able to view the completed pieces in Upper Playground's windows this coming weekend and can see more of his work at http://wythebowart.blogspot.com/