Monday, April 21, 2014

Imaginary Friends Show at Gallery Nucleus

Last weekend was the opening to Imaginary Friends show at Gallery Nucleus!


We could base our imaginary friend off of anything, and while I don't really remember having an imaginary friend as a child, I was pretty obsessed with wolves and dogs of every kind. So that became the basis of my imaginary friend with a mix of inspiration from our pup Toshi.


Forest Journey
9.5 x 9.5 image size
Gouache and ink
©Nicole Gustafsson 2014

Original Painting SOLD

I also teamed up with Gallery Nucleus to produce a print of this painting. It is a open edition fine art print.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Official Ghostbusters Art Show

Tomorrow is the opening to the VERY EXCITING OFFICIAL "Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Art Show: NYC" with Gallery 1988. To say that I love the Ghostbusters would be an understatement. I love everything about the movie, actors, and world that is the Ghostbusters.

This is a touring show and will have stops New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego.

Visit: www.ghostbusters30th.com for all the locations and dates for viewing.


Penthouse of Spook Central
Gouache and ink
9 x 12 inches (image size)
©Nicole Gustafsson 2014

Here is my original painting for the show. A ghostbusters themed terrarium complete with slime flowing from Dana's apartment building. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Batman print - Charity Auction

I just wanted to share with you all a special charity auction featuring one of my Batman themed prints. Earlier this year Eric commissioned an original painting based on Batman the Animated Series (which I loved watching when it first aired on tv!). 4 prints of the painting were made, three he gave as gifts and the remaining 1 he put up for this auction. This is your only chance to get this print! It is signed by myself and numbered 4/4.

100% of the proceeds goes to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Both Eric and I have family history with Parkinson's so this charity is very meaningful to both of us. The foundation works to raise awareness, research, improving patient therapy, and ultimately work towards finding a cure for the disease.

The print is currently up on Ebay here.

Again, this is a charitable listing and 100% of the proceeds goes to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The auction ends on April 18th so get your bids in!


Here is the listing details:

"This is a charity auction, benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation, for a wonderful print created by the incredibly talented Nicole Gustafsson (Nimasprout) depicting our favorite caped crusader! 

The original painting of this piece was a private commission and four prints were eventually made. Three of those prints were given away as gifts, so this is going to be the only chance you have to get a copy of it! This auction is for print #4/4. This is a giclee print, signed and numbered by Nicole, and it measures 11" wide by 14" high. This size was chosen to preserve the scale of the original painting.

100% of the proceeds of this auction benefit the Michael J Fox foundation. Printing costs were already covered and I will pay for shipping, so not a penny of this auction will go to me. Nicole and I both have a family history with Parkinson's so everything you pay for this awesome piece will go to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

The print will be packaged very securely when shipped, preventing any damage. I will cover all shipping costs in the US. If you are an international buyer, we can discuss shipping costs since they can be pretty expensive.

Thanks for taking a look at this auction and a huge thanks to Nicole for the awesome work! Please share this auction with your friends, hopefully we can raise some great money for a worthy cause!"

Friday, April 11, 2014

10 Year Anniversary Show - Gallery 1988

Tonight marks the 10 Year Anniversary Show "The Subtle Art of Pop Culture" at Gallery 1988. I first started showing at Gallery 1988 in 2009 at the encouragement of a friend to contact them. (The first show I participated in was a He-Man tribute show!). Many years later I am thrilled to continue to create works for their shows. Thank you co-owners Katie and Jensen and crew for an awesome time!

Show opens tonight 7-10. MUST RSVP to attend: rsvpgallery1988@gmail.com


For my contribution to the show, I wanted to do a little ode to one of my favorite movies "Waterworld". I remember seeing the movie on TV at one point growing up and I was just in love with the whole theme of the film.


Dry Land Is Our Destiny
5 x 6 inches (image size)
Gouache and ink
©Nicole Gustafsson 2014



Saturday, April 05, 2014

"Go Team Zissou" Print is now available


Nicole Gustafsson
"Go Team Zissou!"
Fine Art Giclee Print - Signed open edition print
8 x 10 inches

Unframed: $19.95  |  Pre-made Frame: $29.95
(Please allow 2-3 weeks before this item ships)
I also did an interview with The People's Printshop about my what I'm up to, my inspirations, movies, video games, literature and more! Read the interview: here
Signing some up!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Interview and Upcoming Print at The People's Printshop



The lovely folks over at The People's Printshop have interviewed me in anticipation of my "Go Team Zissou!" print release tomorrow. This piece was originally created for the Wes Anderson tribute show at Spoke Art a while back, and it's always been one of my favorites!

You can read the whole interview: HERE

The print will go live Friday at a random time at The People's Printshop. It is a signed open edition print.

Adventure Time + Gallery 1988 Show


Tonight is the opening to Gallery 1988 + Adventure Time show! I have to admit that I was late coming to know the show, but watching it this year I discovered all sweet characters, world and imaginative play that is Adventure Time. I LOVE THE SHOW, and it was a wonderful treat to be part of this gallery exhibit.

If you are thinking about going to the reception, you HAVE TO GET YOUR RSVP in. They are accepting reservations until 3PM (PST) today.


Everyday's An Adventure
9.5 x 12.5 (image size)
Original Painting - Gouache, ink
©Nicole Gustafsson
SOLD

I've been getting quite a few inquiries about prints, and please note that there are no prints of this piece at this time. 







Friday, March 28, 2014

Studio Sale Update

I've been getting some artwork back from shows and my studio/home is overflowing! So make way for  new space and new ideas I am going to have a studio sale with at least 30% OFF their original price. I'm going to be sending out a collectors preview to my newsletter subscribers on Monday with first chance at these paintings. Then on Tuesday they will be opened to everyone else.

If you would like to be part of this early collectors preview, signup for my newsletter HERE
(If you are already a subscriber to my newsletter you're all good to go!)