In a year of already three deaths, I was hoping to not have to write another one of these again for a while. Though the present memoriam is not for someone who was as close to me as my grandparents or my mentor and friend, Bill Baker, the death of C.J. Henderson (on July 4, 2014) still came as a shock. I didn’t know him very well, and though he never remembered me from a previous encounter, our creative paths seemed strangely entwined. Not to mention, he gave me a few pieces of helpful advice over the years, and I was there with a roll of tape when he needed it most. Read more… ›
As I wrote last week, it’s not often I have a show or public appearance between the months of December and March (though, perhaps November and March would be nearer the mark). There doesn’t seem to be much offered in the way of events during the cold months, and so I often work through the Winter in quiet hibernation. However, a few weeks ago I was contacted by artist Teresa DeFabrizio from the Art Garage in Montclair, New Jersey about exhibiting in their latest gallery show, Fan-Tastic. Having previously enjoyed the experience of participating in their Pet-icular Poses show in June of this year, I was quick to say yes, despite my very busy schedule of late. The show runs all month long, and this past Friday was the opening reception for the show. Read more… ›
Typically, I don’t see much activity between the months of December and March (that is, as far as conventions, shows and events are concerned). Thus it was I decided to take the time to update some of my galleries and the writing section of the site during the months of November and December. However, as it would happen, an event has presented itself: my work is being featured in the Fan-Tastic gallery show at The Art Garage in Montclair, New Jersey. Read more… ›
As of yesterday, jmdesantis.com is working to full capacity (after about a week of having problems due to issues on its hosting end). That means I was finally able to update the Miscellaneous Illustration gallery, as I’d planned to do last week. The update is somewhat small compared to many of the others that have been happening over the past few weeks. Even so, there are some great pieces there that I’ve been waiting to share on this site. Read more… ›
It’s been a while since I wrote a proper blog post. For a couple months it’s been one event after the other, and now things are finally calming down. Of course, there is the Pet-icular Poses group art show where my original art is on display through June 30th (visit studiokidsart.com for more information). I still have plenty of work to get done as well (not least of which is the Chadhiyana graphic novel). But for all intents and purposes there is little to promote for the time being. That said, I figured it was the perfect time to write a bit about what’s been going on and what’s yet to come. Read more… ›
Just a quick reminder that this Friday (June 7th) is the reception for the Pet-icular Poses group art show, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Art Garage in Montclair, New Jersey. Be sure to come down and see the amazing art by all of the artists participating in the show and have a chance to meet them in person (myself included). The Art Garage is located at 211 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. For more information, visit the Art Garage’s website: studiokidsart.com. Also, don’t forget, if you miss the reception, the show is on until June 30th. Don’t miss out on some very unique work from a variety of local artists!
First, thank you to everyone who came out to support the Paterson Art Walk this weekend past. It was my first time participating, and it was great to see so many people come out to appreciate some art. However, as I mentioned last week, the Paterson Art Walk is not the only chance to see my artwork live before the summer months. From June 7th through the 30th the Art Garage in Montclair, New Jersey will be holding their group gallery show, Pet-icular Poses. It will feature artwork depicting animals and mythological creatures by a variety of artists, including four pieces by yours truly (possibly five, if I can finish the last one in time). There will be a reception for the show on Friday, June 7th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Art Garage is located at 211 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042. For more information, visit the Art Garage’s site at studiokidsart.com.
As mentioned last week, I wanted to post an update on my status with regards to the rescheduled Boston Comic Con and some information on two upcoming art shows featuring my original artwork. First, I have five original pieces of art and some prints on display in the Paterson Art Walk in Paterson, New Jersey, this Saturday and Sunday (25th and 26th). My work will be in a room at the Art Factory’s 60 Spruce Street location with other artists associated with the Art Garage (a separate organisation from the Art Factory). You can find out more about this event on artfactory.us.com/artwalk.html. Read more… ›