With knocking out commissions, freelance projects and along with exhibiting at shows, I haven’t had a chance to share this with you yet. I was finally able to add background to this Prince 1999 inspired illustration.
In honor of Prince’s birthday, I decided to create a painting inspired by the 1999 time period. I listen to Prince while creating my personal artwork and his music helps to fuel my creativity.
Happy 61st Birthday Prince!
Remembering my life hero today! Prince has had a profound impact on my life in so many ways. When creating my personal artwork or working on commissions, Prince is a huge part of my creative process. Listening to his music helps to fuel my creativity. I remember discovering his music during Junior High School. The Controversy Album was out at that time. I listened to it and has hooked instantly to his purple punk funk music. I’m definitely blessed to have seen him in concert many manny times!
This year I have an Art Gallery Exhibit currently running and couldn’t think of a better exclusive piece to create than the combination of comic books and Prince, two of my favorite influences in life. Here is one version of Partyman 2.0 created in honor of my life hero!
Happy 60th Birthday Prince!
Here is the finished Partyman 2.0 an exclusive art piece for my art gallery exhibit “The Unique Realm of Pepe Melan” which started yesterday with an opening reception at the Palmdale Playhouse. I throughly enjoyed talking about the process, technique and time it takes to create piece of my artwork. I am very honored, humbled and deeply appreciate everyone who took the time to attend the opening reception! Your support means the world to me, Thank you!!
The Art Gallery Exhibit runs from May 3 – July 8, 2018. For more information, please check here http://www.palmdaleplayhouse.com
I’ve busy gearing up for my Art Gallery Exhibit The Unique Realm of Pepe Melan at the Palmdale Playhouse. The Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, 6:30-8:30 pm. Pepe Melan will be in attendance at the reception. Receptions include light refreshments; parking and admission are free. The Art Gallery Exhibit runs from Thursday, May 3–Sunday, July 8, 2018. For more info, please check here http://www.palmdaleplayhouse.com
This year one of my friends nominated me for the Black and White Photo Challenge. The challenge rules were; Black and White pictures from your own life without people, pets, or explanation for 7 days. If was fun to be creative through photography. The 7th day, I had to add a little color since it was a Tribute to Prince. Here the photos I took for the challenge. I hope you enjoy them.
My name is Prince and I am funky
My name is Prince the one and only
Happy Halloween 🎃 ☠️👻
Starting September 22 through November 6, I will have 3 pieces of artwork on display at the Generations Art Exhibit. The exhibit is being held at the Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Street East, Palmdale, CA 93550.
Here’s a new piece of tribute art created in honor of Prince’s Birthday. Rendered with Liquitex and Copics on toned paper.
For the one year anniversary of the passing of Prince, The Prince Army teamed up with Steve Parke for a chance to win his the upcoming book Picturing Prince. A total of fifteen winners would be selected out of the entries. For a chance to win the book you had to create any type of art inspired by Prince and tell why you created the art. I learned on Friday, May 5, 2017 that I had been choosen as one of the winners. I’m very honored and humbled to be part of the group of winners. It’s fantastic seeing all the different styles of creativity inspired by the man who touched our lives so profoundly! Mr. Parke took the time to comment on each of the winners artwork and why he chose it. Thanks you Prince Army and Steve Parke for putting this contest together!
Here is a link to see the artwork of all the winners of the Picturing Prince contest.