I have a wall full of art at Coffee & Art - downtown SD gaslamp at 777 6th Ave. (close to 6th & Fst.)
They have the best Pot Pies, Paninis and coffees and the art is pretty good too!
I have some original colored pencil & ink pieces as well, I discovered a new medium of gesso'd wood and the reaction of ink and colored pencil allows me to draw and color as if it where on paper... this one is titled "BossaNova"
While working on this and other pieces i listen to a radio show called Caipirinha Appreciation Society, I highly recommend this show! Beyond the clichés of Brasilian music... it's true, discover groups like Marcelo D2, Falamansa & Zuco 103... among many others, they leave a playlist and downloadable archives of their show and travels...
Valentine's Day Show at Bitter End - "Love Bites"
A Vampire Themed Art Show with various artists including Wardell Brown (promoter too), Rod Mojica, Matt Lorentz, Celeste Pedersen & more, Sunday - Feb. 14th (more info coming)
This piece is "Vlad the Impaler" - Vampire - will become a giant King Playing Card
Updated: Here's a sneak peak at the Vlad III Dracula - Playing Card - 19" x 24" - will be showing on Valentine's night at The Bitter End...
The next piece I'm working on is for an "Alice in Wonderland" themed show - mid March (more details later)
The Queen of Hearts / Red Queen - this will also become the flier for the event to be held at Voyeur Club
lastly, Navarre loved the El Nino storm we just had, he's discovered he loves the mud!
Here's some sneek peaks at a current project commissioned by a local San Diegan, An Octopus and Koi in a Rock Garden...
After doing some research on Octopus and Rock Gardens, I went ahead and started doing some rough sketches before I proceeded to create the full sized drawing - 2 x 19" x 24" Bristol Boards. Next week you can view the colored finished version.
Work in Progress
Also this week, San Diego CityBeat Magazine used my Angel piece for the cover of Wed. Jan 13, 2010
Also this week was a custom painted plaster Ryukin Goldfish from one of Bob Watts castings of my goldfish piece. It was the first one that I custom painted, this customer purchased it for his wife's b-day gift!!!
This year brought on a great challenge in creating a 20ft tiger piece that is on display at JWOK restaurant located in downtown San Diego on 8th & Market.
The piece is acrylic paint and ink on wood panels with a 3" deep set frame around each panel.
during the summer i was asked by the Little Italy Association to create an Italian themed painting on a power box in the main strip of Little Italy in San Diego
In September I was approached by Artwalk and Subaru to create a custom "coloring book car" which was completely wrapped in white vinyl, I then hand drew on the entire car. Next this car was displayed at Artwalk on the Bay 09 where the attendees were invited to color in the car.
Artwalk on the Bay in Sept 09 was a success!
This is a photo of my dog Navarre and his portrait.
Also in May 2009, Coffee & Art opened up just across the street from my studio, where i hang out almost everyday and sketch as well as display my latest pieces on the wall.
In the above photo from L to R, owners Ruy and Wayne along with my girlfriend Sulan. They have quickly become an addition to the Flying Monkeez Family!
In December I made a new discovery of small wood panels where I experimented with colored pencil and ink, they both work together nicely.
Photo'd here were gifts for my parents.
I brought Navarre to my parents house, his wolfness was definitely taking control here. I also found out he eats cactus!
Mark Richmond - artist in usa - california - los angeles/san diego, looking for representatives to sell and market his art... art pieces average $1000 to $2000 per limited edition print, commission ranges from 10% for leads that end up as sale, or 25% for outright sales... selected candidate will receive a mini portfolio of my art as well as constant communication and updates from the press. This is a great opportunity to get on board now before exclusive distributorship is commenced.