“Portaits Of Awesomeness” Art Show Opening Mon 10/20 in Hoboken


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.).

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New Art For Sale: George Carlin

Here’s a drawing I did of George Carlin for the “Legends Of Laughter” art show I curated at the UCB East in NYC. It’s an 11′ x 14″ pencil drawing. I wish I had gotten a better photo of it, but I had to get it out the door and over to the show in a hurry. I’ll try to get a better pic soon. In the meantime, it is indeed for sale and you can purchase it by clicking the paypal button below.


“George Carlin”, 2013 , 11″ x 14″ pencil drawing – $175

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New Art For Sale: Han Solo

Hey, look who’s back! Sorry, kids. Sandy threw me off my game a bit and put a few extra things in my lap, but it feels good to be back in the proverbial saddle again.

I decided to get back to the drawing board with something relatively easy (which I, of course, botched halfway through and angrily had to take an eraser to). This was meant to be more of a quick sketch, but I ended up going into a bit more detail despite myself.

Anyway, here he is, the galaxy’s greatest smuggler, the man who made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, that scruffy-looking nerfherder himself, Han “Never Tell Me The Odds” Solo (getting ready to shoot first, naturally).

8″x10″ pencil drawing – $100
To purchase, e-mail cm@craigmahoney.com



Happy Birthday Captain! – A Jeter Art Retrospective

Aside from Batman and Frank Sinatra, I don’t think there’s anyone I’ve drawn or painted more than Derek Jeter. So, in honor of his 38th birthday today, I decided to take a little stroll down memory lane by reposting some of my better Jeter pieces.

The last painting I did of him is the iconic “thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee” one. The one where he’s driving in the game-winning home run on Opening Day was one of my first attempts at the more abstract backgrounds I paint now. Then there’s the painting of his even more iconic jump throw which is part of a mural I did for Jack’s Goal Line Stand in Long Branch, and the montage drawing of li’l Derek surrounded by highlights from his Yankees career. I think I did that in 2006. It’s still one of my favorites.

Hmmm… Maybe it’s about time I got started on that 3000th hit painting…