This year has been very exciting for my art. I've worked with several galleries, had a great show in Las Vegas, and as usual, created tons and tons of new art. I also started working with some amazing people on some very exciting projects this year including renowned pop artist and founding member and bass player Horace Panter of The Specials, Rock'n'Roll Las Vegas photographer Julie Bergonz, rock star and producer Bob Kulick and one of my lifelong favorite bands, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. I've also met some super cool people along the way and have experienced tremendous support from so many in this last year. I am truly grateful to be surrounded by so many RAD friends, both old and new.
The iconic Hotel Del Coronado on Coronado Island in San Diego has invited me to show some of my work in their Est. 1888 store located in the Lobby. I will be signing prints and talking with people from 10AM-2PM on Nov 25th & 26th. I've hand-selected a body of holiday themed prints that I've done over the years that is perfect for The Del. We'll also have on hand a variety of other prints as well as a few originals and limited editions. Come down and say hi if you're in the area and also check out the super-Christmasy decked out Hotel, especially beautiful this time of year. I've included a Holiday Store on my website for those of you that live out of town!
Horace Panter is a founding member of the legendary 2-Tone ska band The Specials and also an accomplished pop artist. When I first saw his paintings I was blown away and immediately wanted to do a collaboration with him. We have done two collaborations to date where I have painted my art all over and around two of his pop art cassette giclees - his Rancid Timebomb tape and his Clash Rock the Casbah tape. Being able to make art with a music legend who I have grown up listening to has been an honor. The punk and ska bands I listen to have the same messages of love, unity and compassion that I try to always express in my work. Horace is a living example of those values and I couldn't be prouder to be on the same canvas as him. Horace just finished his amazing exhibition in Los Angeles with a couple of his UK mates called Cassettes Vs Vinyl and he had our original Rancid cassette piece at the show as well as prints of both. Above is a photo of us at the opening reception. Super Special Limited Editions of both are Now Available!
I have also added a few originals to the website. Admittedly I have a hard time letting go of my originals, however in the spirit of the holidays I am releasing some of these originals and they can be purchased DIRECTLY from us - you no longer have to go through a gallery system to own one. Yay! Some paintings are new, some are from my personal collection and they are now up for grabs for the first time direct from me. I don't paint the same thing more than once so once the original is gone, it's gone! Anyone that is overseas, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will open up shipping in your country.
There are even more updates and releases on my website so go check it out! I hope everyone has a great holiday season and I thank all of you for supporting my art and continuing to follow me over the years!
Nan and Josh