My optical illusions book order just arrived! It’s my ‘first look’ copy of author Brad Honeycutt’s new book: ‘The Art of Deception – Illusions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind’,
On New Year’s Eve, Studio 21 gallery curator & friend Manas Acharya, invited me to present a short demo and lecture on my work and the 3d street painting art form. A perfect venue for a street art offering, Studio 21 not only showcases new artists but has championed the street art genre in Calcutta. There has been tremendous interest regarding street art genres in India in the last
Sarasota International Chalk Art Festival 2013 ‘Legacy of Valor’
This years festival theme was a good one: ‘Legacy of Valor’, honoring US veterans and service men and women of the military. The Sarasota Chalk Art Festival is recognized world wide as one of the largest events for street
One of the things I love most about my profession is the ability to give back and share by educating others about 3d street painting. My schedule is often very hectic yet when good opportunities come up to work with children, I usually find a way to
Many of you may know that I am a real advocate for eduction, especially when it comes to my art form – 3d street painting. I’ve created a free ‘How To’ video – for those interested in learning the basics of 3d work which can be easily accessed on the home page of my website – as well as an easy to use e-book on the topic. These are great tools for anyone hoping to get started in the world of 3d street painting.
But my real love lies in direct appearance workshops, where I can freely interact with
Drawing in Tajikistan? Where? Central Asia? You bet! With an invitation like this, I jumped at the chance to introduce another new geographical location to my beloved 3d street painting artform.
Engaging on the third such tour in the last 4 years, I was graciously hosted by the US Department of State & the US Embassy / American Corner in Tajikistan
3D Street Art Makes a Heartfelt Mark on India
Incredible! Truly the perfect adjective that springs to mind when summing up the latest art adventure I’ve recently had the good fortune to experience. From across oceans, deserts and mountains, and into the kaleidoscopic sanctum of my mind / heart – India and its people do not disappoint.
Invited back by the US Consulate of India to appear on a second edition of my 2009 3D Street Painting Tour, I was honored to conduct workshops and create exhibition pieces at amazing venues around the country: the renowned Jaipur Literary Festival (where I missed Oprah by days!); the renowned Kolkata Book Fair & Nandan Arts Center, Kolkata; Vellore Institute of Technology’s Riviera
After my visit to Hong Kong, I decided to make a trip over to beautiful Japan to check out Kyoto and visit some good friends down in Toba, where I had done some 3d street painting back in 2004 as part of a Santa Barbara Sister City project. My dear friend Mitsuko Yamamoto had extended an invitation to visit with her family along with providing a 3D workshop for the students enrolled in the Kokusai Kids Club in Toba.
I was thrilled to teach while there so we agreed to a 3 hour session, with approximately 30 students enrolled. Since our age gr0ups were younger than my usual classes (kids participating were aged 7 – 10 years), I decided to simplify the curriculum and present some very basic images for them to draw with chalk pastels on paper (as it was 40
After a five year vision, two years of hard work, thousand and thousands of kids, hundreds of parents, volunteers, friends and family, an amazing team, a dog, the City of Alameda, the US Navy, sponsors, the PTA, school district, and excellent