SHOW POSTER FOR W SUMMON

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Just wrapped up work on a new show poster for W Summon’s show this Friday the 13th @ No Name, 1325 Broadway, Boulder CO.

Printed shadow for a tarot card effect

Printed shadow on white poster background for a tarot card effect

thisisalsomybandshhh

NEW PAINTING ALERT

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

It’s done! The official debut of “Don’t Be Afraid Of Starting Over”. 4 x 6′ acrylic on wood. Hanging now @ Twig Salon, 1831 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302, through March 2015. (Click for closer view)

Don't Be Afraid Of Starting Over painting

Left side of painting

Closeup, left side of painting

Closeup of houses, center of painting

Closeup of houses, center of painting

Closeup, right side of painting

Closeup, right side of painting

u know wut it issss ;) Signature on painting

U know wut it issss ;) Signature on painting

This painting gets its name from one of my favorite Foster The People songs, “Pseudologia Fantastica”. (And for anyone who might be confused out there, it was referred to in earlier posts as “Refused To Settle”. But the ‘Don’t Be Afraid of Starting Over’ tagline was always on the back, and in the end I felt like it summed up the idea of the painting better)

Backside of painting, before hanging

Backside of painting, before hanging

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Salon hair chair thingies for scale

2014 has been one of the best years of my life so far. Looking forward to 2015. Happy New Year everyone!

December 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

It’s been a great month here at BrianLeahyArt. I had the amazing chance to travel to Art Basel in Miami this year. It was…wow. An international art event, for starters. Incredible variety of incredible work everywhere. Famous people all over. 80 degree sunny weather in December didn’t hurt either. I had never been to Miami before, much less to a city packed with so much culture and art for one of the biggest events in the international art world. It’s hard to describe it all, but there were more shows, galleries, special events, and notable artists in one place than you could possibly see in the time it ran. My favorite part of the trip was Wynwood Walls, a self-contained concrete garden of huge walls painted by some of the best known street artists (Swoon, How & Nosm, Shepard Fairey, Cryptik…the list goes on). The art was not limited to the Wynwood complex itself- it seemed like every possible wall in the next 5 block radius was painted, and it was pretty much all amazing quality work. Plus more was still going up as we stood there. We watched artists all over the place, painting through the afternoon into the evening. I will post photos when I have some more time, but let’s just say it was an incredibly inspiring moment.

One of the biggest things that occurred to me was that these artists were beyond prolific. They worked hard and they worked fast, often on a huge scale, and they traveled the planet doing this, as often as they could. I realized, I WANNA DO THAT. lol. Having *finally* completed “Don’t Be Afraid Of Starting Over”, a 4 x 6′ painting on wood that took me approximately 6 months, this trip happened at the perfect time. I got to thinking…really the only reason this painting took so long is because I actually didn’t work on it all that frequently. I would sporadically take 2-3 hour stabs at it, but I seemed to be held back by the fear of messing something up, or by the uncertainty of which part to paint next. If I learned anything from the trip to Miami, it was that I should be more concerned with just DOING, rather than waiting for the perfect moment of inspiration or whatever. It’s time to crank up my output, and just gain experience by doing.

With that thought in mind I’ve started a sketchbook routine (I wasn’t really doing that ever?!) Here’s some sketches from December.

Constellation // Guardian 1

Constellation // Guardian 1

Constellation // Guardian 2

Constellation // Guardian 2

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Animal Expressions 1

Animal Expressions 1

Animal Expressions 2

Lol Tree

Lol Tree T Shirt

Strange caterpillar // skeleton creature

Strange caterpillar // skeleton creature, afraid of what he might become

Show @ Boulder Creek Market

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

A fresh batch of 8 stretched canvas prints is now hanging at Boulder Creek Market, 1801 13th Street #120, Boulder, CO 80302.

Left: "Focus 1" Right: "Got Everything I Gave"

Left: “Focus 1″ Right: “Got Everything I Gave”

Left: "Alive in '85" Right: "Aspen By The Creek"

Left: “Alive in ’85” Right: “Aspen By The Creek”

About to go up! Left: "Chinacat Generator" Middle front: "Victory Day" Right: "Question Mark In Your Fortune"

About to go up! Left: “Chinacat Generator” Middle front: “Victory Day” Right: “Question Mark In Your Fortune”

Brianleahyart sometimes arrives by skateboard box cart…

HAPPY HOLIDAYZ

HAPPY HOLIDAYZ

PROGRESS ON ‘REFUSE TO SETTLE’

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

EVENIN’, YALL

Acrylic on wood, 4 x 6'

Acrylic on wood, 4 x 6′

ITS FRIDAY PEOPLE

WOOT!

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VALESKA GAVOTTE

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Sept. 29, 2014:

Valeska Gavotte‘s new EP Songs for Sinfonietta is out today!

front cover of the ep

Front cover of the EP

I had the great experience of working with him on the album art for this release, his second for Folkwit Records in the UK. You absolutely gotta check this guy out!

^^^^^

He’s a violinist/composer/multi-instrumentalist that sounds like a symphony crossed with folk and indie, and road trips, and time spent exploring cities…his music makes you picture movies in your head. It’s rich, son.

More of the album art:

Inside sleeve of EP

Inside sleeve of EP

CD itself

CD itself

Back cover of EP

Back cover of EP

Much love brother!

Valeska on Facebook

Valeska on Instagram

FIRST FRIDAY @ INFINITE MONKEY THEOREM

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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TONIGHT: Showing 7 new #brianleahyart prints @ Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205.

Here’s what Infinite Monkey Theorem has to say about tonight:

“The ladies from Hartley Flats and Studio LoHi Apartments are throwing down in our lot. Join them at 5 pm for a night you don’t want to miss. Music, munchies, and new art. Roaming Bull Brasserie and Peteybird Ice Cream sandwiches will also be stopping by. Oh, and did we mention they’re giving away free drinks and other awesome stuff?!”

This place is awesome. They have outdoor gas fireplaces, an outdoor stage, and you can even get their wine in a can there. If that’s something that intrigues you ;)

All are welcome. Come celebrate RiNo’s First Friday tonight!!!

BRIAN LEAHY ART PRINTS

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Hey there! Friendly robot stopping by to let you know,

Brian Leahy art prints can be ordered here at the Brian Leahy art shop.

aspen by the creek stretched canvas example

got everything i gave stretched canvas example

All prints are hand made with love and shipped by Society 6. These guys do amazing work. My personal favorites are the stretched canvases. They really pop off ya wall, kid.

Much love,

Robot

UPD8 ON “REFUSE TO SETTLE”

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Recently got into a batch of gold paint. $$$ ruh roh

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HAVE A GR8 DAY,

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NEW ART SHOW @ TWIG

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

BRIAN LEAHY ART NOW HANGING @ TWIG SALON IN BOULDER

Pile of Ship

“Pile of Ship”

4 acrylic paintings on wood, 7 marker drawings and more arriving as the seasons change. Exhibition runs from August – December 2014.

Three Paintings, One Photo

Left: “In The Beginning We Lived Outside”. Right: “Loomer”

 

Twig Salon is located at 1831 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO. Come check it out!

Coming up on BRIAN LEAHY ART:

– More photos of the art showing

Info about the upcoming debut / release party @ Twig of REFUSE TO SETTLE, a 4 x 6′ acrylic painting about brightly colored chemical atoms and rising to meet your dreams.

Until next time,

Brian 

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