Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rememberance by Amandalynn

This is part of a project being done to memorialize one of the most influential artists of my life...

A beautiful memory and a constant inspiration is what Kazu will always be to me. He was a huge influence on me during my schooling at the Academy. I took Kazu's class three times because he was someone who really took the time to understand an artist, their technique, and ultimately their passion. I came back one time as an alumni to sit in on Kazu's class, I wasn't in the best place in my life, and somewhat frustrated in my position as an artist. Kazu introduced me to his class, and referred to me as 'Prolific', which was shocking to me. However, ever since that moment, I knew that if someone as prolific as Kazu would say such a thing about me, that I had to live up to it, so I'm trying...and I will never forget this wonderful artist, teacher, and friend.

see the continuing project at

Monday, September 26, 2011

Few n Far Skate Jam this coming wknd

This coming Saturday, October 1st, 2011, Few n Far will be teaming up and hosting an all chick skate jam. Ursula Young  and myself, Amandalynn will be live painting. We will be auctioning off our pieces and donating the money to our Few n Far Miami Art Basel tour. Our official photographer, Erin Ashford , will also be documenting the whole thing, so if you are in the area come check out some badass chicks doing their thing!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Feather Ladies

These are some new ladies I have been working on for a new hat line I am producing with Goorin, as well as inspiration for some new fine art pieces...more to come

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Few n Far wall in Oakland

So, I recently teamed up with a really amazing group of chick artists, Few n Far,  we painted this wall in Oakland and have plans to do much more in the future....

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hell's Belles 6th Annual Derby & Art Auction

I am donating this piece titled 'Affinity' to the 6th Annual Pinewood Derby and Art Auction hosted by Hell's Belles Car Club. This is my third year donating to this event, and it is always a lot of fun. There is a live derby car race down the middle of the gallery and a silent art auction as well. All proceeds are donated to the Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center
The Hell's Belles Car Club of San Francisco is hosting its 6th Annual Pinewood Derby & Silent Art Auction!
When: Saturday, September 24, 2011; doors open at 6 pm, races start at 8 pm
Where: 941Geary Gallery, San Francisco (
What: Derby races with prizes! Awards for the coolest art cars! FREE ADMISSION!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Majesty Opening Night

The opening of 'Majesty' art show at the Wonderland Gallery in San Francisco was a great success. The artwork was wonderful, and I feel honored to show with and curate a show with such talented artists. Also, 'The Feral Cats' rocked the house with an amazing performance. Thanks to all who came out and supported!!
The show will be up for the next month at Wonderland Gallery, 2929 24th Street, SF, CA, open Tues-Sun
Irene Hernandez (gallery owner) and Amandalynn (curator)
Mark Campbell and his work

Eric Joyner and his piece 'Majesty'
The Feral Cats
piece by Charlie O'Hanlon
Chris, Oscar, and Maggie Edmunds
art work by Josh Powell
Damien Weldon and Amandalynn
 Artwork by Steel
Me and My dad!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Luscious Lucci

 This is one of my newest pieces, 'Luscious Lucci' , she was painted for an upcoming show at the Benjamin Benjamin Gallery in Portland, OR. The entire show is dedicated to Susan Lucci. I was inspired by an ad in 'Cigar Aficionado' published in October 1999. My painting and sketch will be displayed at the opening tomorrow, September 15th, 2011. 


Never ending story.

There are several TV specials and fan events commemorating the network end of All My Children before it heads online. Now, artists in Portland, Oregon have put together their own tribute to the ABC soap opera's most iconic figure Susan Lucci (Erica Kane).

From September 15 – October 1, The Benjamin Benjamin Art Gallery, at 720 NW Lovejoy, will feature works from artists who have "captured the ageless television goddess" in the exhibit The Never Ending Story, Art Inspired by Susan Lucci. The artists will include Johnny Acurso, Roxanne Patruznick, Amanda Lynn, Jackie Avery, Myah Bailey and Andrew Constantine. For more information go to the Benjamin Benjamin Art Gallery.

Jarritos Flavor City Contest Winners

First Place- Oscar Meza
Age: 28
Hometown: San Diego
Occupation: Student

“What inspired my piece started off as some sketches on a pad. Being that Jarritos was founded in Mexico, I wanted my illustration to reflect that authenticity. It almost felt obvious to incorporate a Luchador. I wasn’t sure who I was drawing at the time; but ironically, some of my friends said that the character kind of looked like me.”
“Wining this competition has made my year. It is such an honor to have been chosen amongst the other great competitors. I feel very lucky and humble to have won. Winning the year supply of Jarritos has made my belly smile, and having my art published has fed my artistic ego. But to my surprise, the best part of winning thus far is making my friends and family proud!”
Second Place- Zofia Bogusz
Zofia Bogusz was born in Poland in the '80s. She lives and works in New York City, where she received a degree from the School of Visual Arts. Zofia regularly exhibits her art, and enjoys doing freelance illustration. 
Zofia paints women against bold and dramatic landscapes, in which natural elements such as water and sunlight color the dynamic between the individual and the external world. She strives to render the balance of effortless beauty and strength that exists within the female form. Zofia's paintings are inspired by individual histories, memories, and experiences. Pop culture imagery also plays a crucial role in her work, creating a grounded sense of the everyday. 
Zofia's mediums of choice are oil paint, graphite, and colored pencils on hand-cut wood.
Third Place- Geraldine Said
Geraldine Said is from Mexico City and has worked at Grey Mexico as the Art Director. Currently she is living in Los Angeles and helping her husband with his boutique Ariane. Since moving to Los Angeles, Geraldine has been doing freelance work. When she isn’t working she loves immersing herself in photography and her charity organization H.A.T (

Runner's Up
4)Florian Mihr
5)AndrezJ Wieteska
7)Minerva T
9)Ted Stanley
10)Kate Fitzgerrell

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Peekaboo Sheila

Here's a few sneak 'peeks' from a photoshoot done last weekend shot by Dylan Maddux . We were working on a feature photo campaign of my newest Goorin line that will be hitting stores late next month. I illustrated some peekaboo pinups, and with the help of Anna Delis, made them into a line of peekaboo ties. My lovely friend Sheila Dyche modeled for our shoot and was captured perfectly as my 'Sheela' image. This illustration will be found hidden inside of a custom tie as well as in a few hats. There a several other peekaboo ladies illustrated in this line, but this was our first chance to bring one to life!! Many thanks to Sheila and Dylan for rockin the shoot. I will post the full shoot with product next month for the release.

Friday, September 2, 2011

'Majesty' opens Thurs. Sept. 8th

This is an invitation to my upcoming show, 'Majesty', which is a group art show curated by myself,  Amandalynn , and hosted by Wonderland Gallery. By definition, Majesty means the quality of being big, beautiful, or impressive in a calm and serious way. I have invited some of my most favorite and serious artists to join in, and simply do 'what they do best'. The show opens Thursday, September 8th from 8-11pm.

 Participating Artists:  Lucien Shapiro, Aunia Kahn, Margaretta, Amandalynn, Megan Shaffer, Charlie O'Hanlon, Steel, Marcus Pacheco, Lango, Chris Edmunds, Anna Delis, Prairie Prince, Wythe Bowart, Josh Powell, Push, Eric Joyner, Mark Campbell, Kukula

with a special live musical performance by The Feral Cats from 9:30-10pm

Wonderland Gallery
2929 24th Street @ Alabama
San Francisco, CA 94110

Sponsored by A Band of Wives and specialty drinks sponsored by Wahaka Mezcal

Lucien Shapiro
Aunia Kahn
Megan Shaffer
Charlie O'Hanlon
Marcus Pacheco
Chris Edmunds
Anna Delis
Prairie Prince
Wythe Bowart
Josh Powell
Eric Joyner
Mark Campbell