SCBWI Illustrator Exhibit

Howdy everyone!

Come see the Illustrator Exhibit held by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators of Western Washington! Please come join us for the reception on Sunday, October 27th from 2-5pm.

The show will be hanging at the Washington State Convention Center (on level 2, south galleria) from October 10th,  2013 to January 8th, 2014.

There will be a plethora of great illustration, including a painting by yours' truly! Full details are on the poster, hope to see you at the reception!

An Andy Art Show Reception

I'm having an art show reception on at 6pm on Friday, September 27th at the Kirkland Performance Center! I have a series of musician paintings on display until the end of October and I'd love if you'd come help me celebrate! The reception will be casual, just bring yourself and come hang out! For more info and directions, please check out the Facebook Event page I made:

Thanks for visiting! I hope to see you at the reception!

Art Show - Two for the Price of Free!

I'm participating in two art shows in and around Seattle, and both exhibitions are free to the public and will be up through October!

The first is an exhibition of my musician paintings, they're on display in the lobby of the Kirkland Performance Center, starting yesterday and hanging until the end of October. Earlier this year, these paintings hung at Monster Art and Clothing in Ballard and now, for your ocular pleasure, they're on the East Side! The ten original paintings are acrylic on canvas and have been described as whimsical, painterly, and silly. Here are directions and info about parking. A reception is in the works, I'll post an update when the date is set.

The second is a group exhibition called Into the Desert at Bluebird Microcreamery and Brewery on Capitol Hill in Seattle. My talented artist friend Joe Garber has written and illustrated a graphic novel called Canyonlands, which I highly recommend. For the launch party, Joe held a desert themed group art show and threw a party. Unfortunately, the party is over, but the artwork is still up through October! Here's a map. And while you're at it, you should read Joe's comic here (for free!) or better yet, order yourself a printed copy here (support the arts and become a champion!).

My painting for Into the Desert is called "Life in the Desert" and is about a gentleman (in the barrel) who has made poor financial decisions. Now he is an indentured servant to a gang of cowgirl bandits, which he doesn't seem to mind. Maybe he's happy because they have him cook their meals and at least he gets to eat. Or maybe he feels comforted because they roll with the fire spirit, the cow spirit, and the cactus spirit. Or maybe he's just happy to be spending time with beautiful cowgirl bandits. In any case, I hope they follow the number one rule of the desert (as stated in Canyonlands): "Always chout for rattlers!"

To wrap things up, here's some sweet Canyonland visuals that Joe whipped up for the launch party. Thanks for visiting!

Art Show at Monster

Howdy howdy!

I'm excited to announce I have a series of paintings hanging at Monster Art & Clothing (located in Ballard, Washington) until May 8th. Please come join me at the reception this Saturday, April 13th, during the Ballard Art Walk from 6pm-9pm. There will be an aerialist performing and a DJ providing the tunes. For more info, check out the FB event page:

My paintings are a continuation of my musician series, featuring whimsical characters laying down grooves. It's been a while since I've painted large and colorful canvases, and I'm really looking forward to sharing the results with you. Hope to see you there!