Little darling, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter here at Craig Mahoney studios. Very productive art-wise, but also filled with more than its fair share of financial setbacks and plain-old bad luck. So, from now until tomorrow night (Fri, Feb 6th), I’m having a fire sale on all original art currently in my inventory. Just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your best offer on the piece you like, and you may have a nice piece of pop culture or sports memorabilia to hang on your walls. Check them all out below (more after the break):
“Brady’s 4th” 8″ x 10″ colored pencil on grey-toned paper.
“JOIN ME” 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
“The Chairman Of The Board” 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas
See more after the break!
Here’s a holiday window display I did at the ModCup coffee shop in the Jersey City Heights. It’s a tribute to Christmas movies that are a little more offbeat, dark, or rarely thought of as Christmas movies. I started with the idea of John McClane jumping from a giant explosion as though the tree itself were the Nakatami building, and the whole thing grew (no pun intended) from there. All in all, it’s 15 separate hand-drawn illustrations on a hand-built cartoon tree. The movies are: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, A Christmas Story, Gremlins, Scrooged, Home Alone, Iron Man 3, Trading Places, Jingle All The Way, Ghostbusters 2, Batman Returns, Bad Santa, and The Empire Strikes Back.
You can check it out in person at 479 Palisade Ave in Jersey City, NJ from now through New Year’s, and see more detailed photos at the end of this post.
A few behind-the-scenes tidbits: Read more…
Here’s a concept I’ve been wanting to try for a long time, and finally got around to doing and showing publicly: impressionistic portraits of jazz legends paired with abstract representations of some of their greatest albums. They’re available for purchase at my Storenvy shop, and can be seen on this Saturday, December 13th at Northern Soul in Hoboken at the closing party for my “Portraits Of Awesomeness” show. ENJOY!
“John Coltrane” and “Giant Steps” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
“Miles Davis” and “Kind Of Blue” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
“Charles Mingus” and “Mingus Ah Um” diptych, 18″ x 24″ each, acrylic on canvas
Here’s some new Star Wars art from me (actually, all Empire Strikes Back. I just realized that). See them all 7pm this Monday at Northern Soul (557 1st St, Hoboken, NJ) at the opening reception for my new “Portraits Of Awesomeness” show. If you’d like to purchase one of them and can’t make it to Hoboken, e-mail me at email@example.com
“I Don’t Know Where You Get Your Delusions” – 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
“Join Me” – 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board
“Do Or Do Not” – 11″ x 14″ acrylic with colored pencil on bristol board
On behalf of Northern Soul and the Northern Soul Art Project’s curator Narciso Espiritu, Jr., I invite you to the opening reception for “Portraits Of Awesomeness: The Pop-Culture Art of Craig Mahoney” on Monday, October 20th at 7pm. Nearly two dozen new, original drawings and paintings celebrating my favorites from movies, music, TV, and comedy will be on display, with most being shown publicly for the first time.
All artwork will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be drink specials, free snacks, and some of the movies and music that inspired the artwork playing throughout the night. I’m also hearing a rumor that there will be cookies. No promises, though.
If you’re the type of person who enjoys promoting other people’s work (and if you are, THANKS!), here’s the link to the facebook event page and below are some promo pics for your Instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds. Feel free to tag me on instagram (@yerolepalCraiggers) or twitter (@CraigMahoney) and hashtag it #PortraitsOfAwesomeness (Is that a long hashtag? Yes. Do I have a better idea? No. We’ll just have to live with it.).
I’ve been derelict in keeping up this blog, but not in drawing and painting new pics. Here’s a bunch of recent ones. Most of them are available to purchase or available as prints. If interested, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Society6 store.
“Audrey” – 9″ x 12″ pencil on paper
“The Bat, The Cat, The Clown, and The Car” triptych – Each painting 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board
“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board
“Cash” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing
“Captain’s Farewell” – 9″ x 12″ pencil drawing
“Frank” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing
“Suntory Time” – 9″ x 12″ drawing
We are now accepting submissions for our next group show at The Rogues’ Gallery at Boca Grande Mexican Cantina, entitled “Sand and Sea”. We’re looking for art depicting the beaches and oceans, it’s visitors, vacationers, and inhabitants, from vacation postcards and tiki art, to landscapes, seascapes, and explorations of the deep blue.
The opening reception will be from 8-10pm on Thursday, August 7th, feature live music, comedy, and drink specials, and will also be raising money for Clean Ocean Action NJ. The show will run until Wednesday, September 3rd.
All art must be ready to hang, and submissions e-mailed to curator Craig Mahoney at email@example.com by 5pm Monday, August 4th. 70% of all sales will go to the artist, with a 30% commission going to the gallery, so please price accordingly.