Thursday, December 31, 2015

Fast away the old year passes...

...and just like that, 2015 has nearly passed us by. I'm a sucker for nostalgia, reminiscing over good times, and reflecting on a wonderful year. Here's what I've been up to since I blogged last...
I got my helmet prototype from Nutcase Helmets (click away to read about the Unframed Artist Series)!!!! It's really exciting to ride around Portland in the only one on the streets! These will be available to the general public in Spring 2016!! One of the greatest compliments that I've gotten this year was a nod from Bicycling Magazine, naming this helmet one of "the coolest new helmets of 2016".

At the end of August, I traveled with the fine folks at Nutcase, along with my fellow artists, to Germany for Eurobike, and painted murals amongst bike nerds all day to benefit World Bicycle Relief.

In September, we traveled again, this time to the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, the US version of Eurobike. I was fortunate enough to work with the Interbike people on a cover for the event guide, and it was amazing to come to the trade show and see my work in print like this!

Interbike also featured a few days of painting! I moved into a mermaid theme here, and realized that I'm not the only person out there with a love of both mermaids and bikes.
Over the years I've been involved with many shows at 1975 Gallery in Rochester, NY. It was bittersweet to take part in their last show before going on hiatus, which this piece was produced for. I had a lot of fun playing with different media in this one!
This was one of my favorite drawings that I did for Inktober this year;
I had the pleasure of collaborating with some of my favorite partners in crime, the awesome team at Discovery Wines for a special event this November!
As a result of the previous collaboration, I was introduced to the awesome winemaker, Brianne Day. Here's an event flyer we worked on together;
We also did some wine labels together! I'm so excited to see them in print.
I worked on this awesome tee shirt with my friends at Walnut Studiolo, inspired by riding at night.
Finally, a poster with a great story behind it. My neighbor got my mail by mistake (some stickers that I had sent out and had been returned to the wrong address). I told her to keep the stickers, she asked me more about my art, and before I knew it, we were working on a poster for her magical aerial circus! I can't wait to see it in February, and I'm so excited with how the poster came out.

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