What a great time in Raleigh yesterday. I got the finishing touches set up at my booth and did get a chance to walk around before the doors opened at 10am. Made some new friends: Artist; Gary DeStefano from “Pop Culture Images” was my first stop. His large oil paintings from film caught my attention right away. He’s been creating art for celebrities for years. I enjoyed talking with him about the characters he paints and his business.
Check him out!
My other artist stop: Doug Hoppes. Very cool “abstract / sci-fi” type artist. He’s been working on his story that is associated to his paintings. I’d like to read that story when it’s finished, Doug! Hope that you can get it made into a move, you’ve got all the concept art ready.
Check him out!
Once the Con started…it was “Game on” from there. Non-stop guests and costumed characters: Shadow Stormtrooper, Black Cat, Tony Star and Loki and many others. Even a guy that was “Spock” from the “Spock’s Brain” episode (complete with brain scanner around his head! Pretty neat!)
There were three cool cars: “Bumble Bee” from Transformers, The Star Trek “Galileo” (Hey, Carlos, You’d like that one!) and the Jurassic Park Jeep:
I gave away over 300 3D GLASSES and ran out (sorry for those that stopped later in the afternoon.) The public seemed to enjoy the artwork and many came back for a second look. Several were impressed enough to possibly set up commissions in the future…. (for those that are interested, my painting season is about to open up: temperature is making it easier to pour resin!) So, please contact me if you’d like to get on this seasons “docket”.
And to those purchasing Prints on Fine Art America: I thank you in advance! If you’re in the Raleigh area, we can meet up, bring your print and I’ll sign my artwork for you!
Until next CON !!!