Archive for the ‘Projects + Commissions’ Category

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

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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!

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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

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

So without further ado,

We proudly present to you…

The album art for Valeska Gavotte‘s upcoming 3rd album, Songs For Sinfonietta, out in the near future on Folkwit Records.

Click to see close up.

front cover

front cover

back cover

back cover

inside sleeve

inside sleeve

CD itself

CD itself

Release date to be announced. Needless to say, I can’t %$#ing wait. This kid’s music is amazing, and it’s been great collaborating with him.

Download the forthcoming single “I Remember Orlean Garren” off Songs For Sinfonietta for free here.

PIPES 2.0

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Meet Pipes 2.0. As urban and dirty as Pipes 1, but more into early-era Metallica rather than later, he/she/it is being used as part of the artwork for Folkwit Records artist Valeska Gavotte‘s forthcoming release, Songs For Sinfonietta.

PIPES 2.0

Click to see it up close, it’s a weirdly proportioned file.

VALESKA GAVOTTE IS ON THE RISE

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

valeska album cover

!%#$#%!. Exciting news: The awesomely talented human Valeska Gavotte has just been featured on the front page of the Italian music site Onda Rock. Thrilled to see him gaining exposure, and not just because my art is featured on his albums. There’s nothing else like his music. Be sure to check it out here.

Keep an eye out for his next album and the accompanying single, both of which are arriving in the next few months (and will be featuring art from yours truly).

***ART SHOW ALERT***

Tomorrow, Friday August 16, 2013, I will have a booth at Art Night Out in Lafayette, CO, 5 – 9 PM. Come hang out and enjoy live music, a beer and wine garden, food trucks and tons of local art!

PIPES

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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All America. PIPES. Mario’s Day Off.

Faber Castell marker on recycled paper, 8.5 x 24″.

FYI, FTW

Monday, June 24th, 2013


Things new and old:

album art

Swamp of dead trees…brutal

new painting 2

Beginning of my newest painting. Spoiler alert…it has mountains and trees in it

New Painting

This is a vague idea of what the new painting will look like, the bottom being the foreground and the top being the…anti-foreground

New Painting 3

New Painting 4

card trees

The foliage is made of card symbols. These colors make it look like sugary cereal

card tree closeup

Sketch for a commission I'm working on, a diptych portraying the never ending march of mankind's 'progress'

Sketch for a commission I’m working on. It’s a diptych inspired by that feeling I get when I drive through suburbia, surrounded by malls, chain restaurants and selfish, useless over-maintained lawns. Uneasy. Displaced. Worried about the future. Sad and lost. I want it to make the viewer feel like vomiting, yet still be like, ‘that’s a cool painting’. Tricky

Diptych

Making paper mache dinosaurs with a person really teaches you about the core of their character

Making paper mache dinosaurs with a person really teaches you about the core of their character

I made a stegosaurus with a sun on its side. f$#%ing hippies

I made a stegosaurus with a sun on its side. f$#%ing hippies

The Stood 2

The ol’ stood has been pretty full lately

The Stood

The painting on the bottom right is called “I’d Rather…”

Brian Leahy Art Logo

This symbol is how I sign my work. It goes back to some of my oldest doodles, when I used to draw nothing but stacks of cubes. I think I learned how to draw them from the show ‘Imagination Station’, that awesome show on PBS that taught kids how to draw all kinds of cool stuff, along with basic concepts like utilizing 3 dimensions. Thanks Mark

Joe slept in the chamber!

It’s been done. Joe.

mini tree discussion

Mini tree discussion

no good oxygen progress

‘No Good Oxygen User’ progress

My bamboo bush thing is the only plant I've ever managed to not kill

My bamboo bush thing is the only plant I’ve ever managed to not kill

"Headless Ghost Gives The Thumbs Up"

“Headless Ghost Gives The Thumbs Up”

ultimate potrait of the artist

Me at the beach

Mural In Lafayette, CO

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

mural and me serious

It’s done!

Last month I finished work on my first mural in the great state of Colorado. Located on a garage door in Lafayette, “Loomer – The Mural” measures approximately 8′ tall by 10′ wide.

mural excellent shot

mural great shot

The mural was done in conjunction with the great people at Project YES, a nonprofit also based in Lafayette that provides leadership opportunities for young people through the arts and service-learning. Check them out – they are doing some really great things for the community. The more art in kids’ lives, the bettaaa.

mural volunteers

The 1st day I had the help of some awesome volunteers

mural volunteers 2

mural coming along

I met many cool people during the course of this project and was excited to see how much is going on in Lafayette’s art scene. Can’t wait to get back there – I hope to be rocking a booth at Art Night Out several times this summer. More info on that to follow.

mural progress 2

mural start

at the start

reflection of mural

dat reflection, son

NEW PAINTING

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

There’s a mural in the works, here in Brian town. I am teaming up with a cool organization in Lafayette that helps kidz get mo’ art in their lives – killer idea – and I will be painting a mural with them soon (more info on that to follow). To figure out what I want to do there I started my largest painting yet last week (it’s on wood – also a 1st for me). He’s taken on a life of his own now. Have to have it finished in 3 days, so you won’t even have to wait long to see it done!

MURAL

Mural ariel view

mural from the side

Mural in da mornin'

In Da Mornin

mural finish tree

mural 3rd black

mural 2nd blue

mural 1st blue

Here you can see the sketch I did for the painting:

mural sketch