Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snoopy Valentine - Official Print Release with Dark Hall Mansion

I am very excited to announce a new officially licensed print featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang! I worked with the folks at Dark Hall Mansion to create a Valentine themed piece for this upcoming holiday. I have fond memories of making (and waiting for those special) Valentines and had a blast working on this piece. The giclee print (and variant print) will be available this Friday, January 30th at Dark Hall Mansion.

Below is the print release from Dark Hall Mansion. Visit their Website for complete details: www.darkhallmansion.com

Standard Edition "Snoopy Valentine" by Nicole Gustafsson

Variant Edition "Snoopy Valentine" by Nicole Gustafsson

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Los Angeles, CA, January 27, 2015
PRNewswire/­Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is most pleased to welcome artist Nicole Gustafsson and her unique take on Peanuts, Valentine's Day, the charm of old school homemade valentines, oh, and love!
Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Peanuts Worldwide, will release Nicole Gustafsson's "Snoopy Valentine," a charming ode to Valentine's Day by way of Charles Schulz's Peanuts gang. Her lovely and subtle original piece is fully painted by hand and is at once all Peanuts and very much Nicole; from the quite impressive cutting skills of everyone's favorite beagle to the charm of old friends in a most unique setting, it's Nicole's touches such as Charlie's classic zigzag shirt pattern as backdrop or his relaxed and faithful pose awaiting his valentine on a mailbox-shaped handle that not only gently nods at classic Peanuts films like "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" but references one of Charles Schulz's most poignant and overarching of themes, love, and its endless complexity.
Nicole was delighted to work on an official Peanuts piece:
"Growing up it seems like there was always aspects of Peanuts
that were part of our lives. Watching Peanuts TV specials over the holidays and hanging little ornaments of Snoopy and characters
on our Christmas tree, or the time I got a really big valentine with Snoopy holding a heart. So when I was asked to create a piece based on Peanuts, I immediately thought of all these fun times
I had with my family and friends."
DHM is most pleased and fortunate to have Nicole and our
officially licensed Nicole Gustafsson "Snoopy Valentine" editions
will be available in a Standard, Variant, and extremely select
Canvas edition of just 10, with 5 canvases based on each
colorway. Please see Nicole Gustafsson's "Snoopy Valentine," images attached, or please view all on Dark Hall Mansion's Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/…/Dark-Hall-Mansion/212394752134162 or on DHM's blog here: http://www.darkhallmansion.com/?page_id=476
All "Snoopy Valentine" pieces are strictly numbered giclee editions and go on sale THIS FRIDAY, January 30, on Dark Hall Mansion's dedicated store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/
at 9:30 AM PST
"Snoopy Valentine" Standard Edition of 280 $65
"Snoopy Valentine" Variant Edition of 50 $100
"Snoopy Valentine" Canvas Edition of 5 $225
(based on Std colorway)
"Snoopy Valentine" Canvas Edition of 5 $225
(based on Variant colorway)
All editions measure 16" x 20" and YES they will be shipped to
arrive in time for Valentine's Day!
Thanks very much and we look forward to seeing you this Friday, January 30th, right here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/ when at 9:30 AM PST all "Snoopy Valentine" editions will appear (please remember to refresh the page right at 9:30 AM PST!) and you may then click on the edition of your choice and checkout.
We wish you all a most Happy Valentine's Day!!
*In fairness to all collectors purchasing our official Nicole Gustafsson "Snoopy Valentine" editions: ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Dark Hall Mansion is a labor of love. We are passionate about art, about the work of print and poster artists present and past, here
and abroad, we are committed to bringing their skills to the forefront on projects both compelling and exciting, bridging their studios and creations directly with your walls and personal collections.
More information can be found on these and other editions
available from Dark Hall Mansion at www.DarkHallMansion.com
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Source Dark Hall Mansion


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Key sketch in pencil all ready to go before painting. 


I created this piece as a large scale painting to then produce the prints from. I haven't worked on piece the large in a while! 


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pop Terrariums at Gallery 1988

The opening to "Pop Terrariums", my solo show at Gallery 1988 was last weekend and I had a blast there in LA! Finally got to meet some art buddies in person, and great to see both new and familiar faces too. Want to give a huge THANK YOU to Gallery 1988 - Katie, Jensen, Amber, John you folks are awesome and always happy to part of your shows.

The show is now online at www.Gallery1988.com, and is available for viewing in person through the month of January. There are some originals still left and the gallery and I teamed up to make several prints available at the opening. We will be adding the Beetlejuice and Karate Kid print available at the closing of the show too. *I just want to mention here that get a lot of requests for additional prints for other paintings too, and it's just not possible to make prints of every painting I do. The gallery and I try to select a good variety and balance of prints.*









"A"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "All The Burgers, All The Time"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
Original painting available at Gallery 1988


 "A Realm Cursed"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Dream World Subcon"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "DS"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 

 "Flight of the Hounds"
By Nicole Gustafsson
9x12  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988

 "Gallery Nineteeneightyeightarium"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
NFS 


 "Get A Clue"
By Nicole Gustafsson
10x10  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


"Ice Mountain"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD  


 "I'm A 90's Girl"
By Nicole Gustafsson
8x10  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Let's Dance"
By Nicole Gustafsson
12x12  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988 


 "Look Who's Coming To Dinner"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "M"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Monsters Three"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink and glow in the dark paint on wood
SOLD 


 "My Name Isn't Pretty Pretty"
By Nicole Gustafsson
12x12  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988


 "Recently Deceased"
By Nicole Gustafsson
9x12  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 
Prints will be available at the close of the show at Gallery 1988


 "Six Course Dinner"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988


 "Slice Of Pie and Damn Fine Coffee"
By Nicole Gustafsson
10x10  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Star Warrior"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "The Crane"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 
Prints will be available at Gallery 1988 at the close of the show

 "The Spice"
By Nicole Gustafsson
10x10  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "Within The Castle Lies Your Quest"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
SOLD 


 "World Warriors"
By Nicole Gustafsson
6x6  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988 


"You Can't Just Join Any Universe In The Middle"
By Nicole Gustafsson
14x14  | Gouache, ink on wood
Available at Gallery 1988 


Friday, January 02, 2015

New Year - New Solo at Gallery 1988

I couldn't be happier to be starting 2015 off with a solo at Gallery 1988! "Pop Terrariums"  will feature over 25 original paintings (and a few prints) illustrating some of my favorite video games, tv shows, and films of mostly the 80's and 90's. Ever since I saw my first terrarium, I was in love with the idea of a little enclosed world in a glass container. I applied my love of worlds in pop culture with the contained spaces of terrariums to bring you "Pop Terrariums".

"Pop Terrariums"
Artwork by Nicole Gustafsson
Opening Reception January 10th, 7-10pm
Show runs through the month of January

At Gallery 1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

I will be there in attendance at the opening on January 10th, so stop on by and say "hi" if you are in the area. There will be a little goodie for the first 30 people to come in person to the opening :)



Here are a few sneak peeks of works in progress. All the works in the show are handpainted with gouache and ink on wood panel. The entire show will be online at Gallery 1988 after the opening!






Thursday, December 11, 2014

Crafty Wonderland Colossal Holiday Show in Portland

This weekend is the Crafty Wonderland Colossal Holiday show in Portland. Over 250 vendors will be there with their handmade items and I'm super happy to announce that I will have a booth there (211). I will be selling handpainted and lasercut ornaments, mini paintings, prints, postcards, and more!



The holiday show is in the Oregon Convention Center (Exhibit Hall D) and it is free to view.
Dec 13 - 14 from 11 - 6 each day. To see more details on the event, check out the facebook event page: here.


A few animal adventurers all bundled up for the winter (and each one has their favorite holiday treat illustrated on the back. Plum cake, gingerbreads....what would your favorite adventure have a sweet tooth for? These get stringed up as ornaments and will be available this weekend at the holiday show.


Monday, December 08, 2014

Forever Mining Print now available at Fangamer!

Back in September, I was part of a video game artshow in Seattle hosted by Fangamer and Attract Mode. The theme was "love" and one of my favorite games is Minecraft (I love it so! The gathering of materials, digging, traveling, and building...let me count the ways!) Featuring some of my favorite biomes and layers of the Minecraft world. 

Anywho, prints from the show are now available including mine! This is one of my larger prints at 12x18 inches. This is a fine art giclee print, an open edition and unsigned.

"Forever Mining"
12x18 inches (outside paper dimension)
Giclee Fine Art Print




Saturday, December 06, 2014

New Prints available at iam8bit gallery

Just wanted to share that prints from my "Worlds Collide" show are now available at iam8bit gallery in LA. We picked some of our favorites from the exhibit and they are just in time for the holidays! Each print is signed and numbered limited edition of 50.

There are also a few original paintings from that show that are still available: here 


Space Fortress
9x12 inches (image size)  |  11x14 inches (paper size)
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 50


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Evening Home
8x10  inches (image size)  |  10x12 inches (paper size)
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 50


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Island Mountain
12x12  inches (image size)  |  14x14 inches (paper size)
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 50


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Leviathan Cove
16x16  inches (image size)  |  18x18 inches (paper size)
Signed/Numbered limited edition of 50

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stormy Weather Festival and Archimedes Gallery

The Stormy Weather Arts Festival in Cannon Beach, Oregon was earlier in the month (a bit behind on posting this days!). I love visiting Cannon Beach and super happy to be part of an awesome gallery in the area - Archimedes Gallery. I was part of their newest group show and also did a gouache/ink demonstration that afternoon. It had been a while since I'd done a demo and had a grand time!


Such a great day to visit the beach. There's the famous "Haystack Rock" seen in the Goonies movie (never say die!).

Hello there Archimedes owl. I love the balcony view at the gallery. I really dig how this area of shops in Cannon Beach are laid out. Every twist and turn has a secret coffee shop, gallery, or awesome food. Three of my favorite things. Oh and pups...this is a very dog friendly community.

Working on some small paintings, talking to people as they stop by. Quite a few fellow artists visiting for the festival...got to talk about favorite materials and supplies. Thanks Lindsey at Archimedes for snapping this photo!

 Here are my two paintings for the show. These are very much inspired by the Pacific Northwest with lots of tree and plant life. I love how moss clings to everything here.

 I have admired Frank Gonzales work for quite a while and was super excited to see these paintings (above) by him. Beautifully painted birds + crystals and plants = win!


Another view of the inside of Archimedes Gallery.

Nothing like a calm evening sunset. The festival is named "Stormy Weather" but the weather couldn't have been better.

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"Amethyst Gorge"
11x14 inches
Gouache, ink on cradle wood panel

Original and Prints are available at Archimedes Gallery
(contact them for purchase info)


"Indigo Grove"
8x10 inches
Gouache, ink on cradle wood panel

Original and Prints are available at Archimedes Gallery
(contact them for purchase info)