Saturday, November 3, 2012

Aliens with Ponytails

'Aliens with ponytails' vector drawing 'Aliens' is my favorite movie so I liked the idea of merging my girls with scurrying spider-like adolescent aliens - the older aliens and the mother with long, lithe bodies and sharp limbs. A dark fantasy world of creepy, icky, deadly girliness.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

big drawings


charcoal and pencil on paper
20x28 in

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2 Girls, 1 Glove, Hug


2 Girls, 1 Glove, Hug acrylic on wood panel 16 x 16 in
I usually paint on canvas, so I've been trying wood panel to paint my sketches.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Ballerina Nerd" on CURVY

My painting "Ballerina Nerd" for the About Face group show @ WWA Gallery is featured in the article "Uncommon Beauty" by the lovely Maria Finna on CURVY.

Friday, April 13, 2012

collect me

Tansy Myer
Collect Me!

this is one of those late night "why not" sorta things.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Pledge" for All In for the 99%


"Pledge"
18x24"
acrylic, charcoal, ink on canvas



This painting was inspired by mom, who is an oncology nurse, and also after having taken part in a benefit art show this last weekend for my friend whose mom is dying of cancer and her insurance company has refused to pay for all of her treatment.

My mom's motto and advice to me has always been "don't get sick" - due to her first-hand knowledge of how wretched our healthcare system can be, with bureaucratic bean-counters making life-or-death decisions instead of doctors. This is something we all should be aware of and fight against, regardless of political beliefs. When you're lying there in a hospital bed you are at the mercy of a private system driven by greed and profit, no matter who you voted for.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

All In For the 99% Art Show/Event this Saturday



This Saturday I'm excited to be taking part in All In for the 99% with a new painting. If you are as frustrated as I am by the unbelievable heartlessness and greed that seems to reign supreme in governing our nation (not to mention the ridiculous 'war on women' in our healthcare system) then please come and be a part of this great event.

Join Us!
Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org Civic Action,
Russell Simmons, Occupy the Dream, SEIU and
Courage Campaign

Present

ALL IN FOR THE 99%

Saturday, March 31, 2012
10:30AM - 6:00PM

400 S. La Brea Ave (enter through the back alley)
Los Angeles, CA 90036

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Artists, musicians, writers and activists unite to amplify the voices of the 99%, demanding and end to Citizens United and calling for real campaign finance reform. The ALL IN FOR THE 99% gallery will be open to the public with music, readings and visual art from over 100 of the nation's most revolutionary artists including Robbie Conal, Swoon, Chris Johanson & Johanna Jackson, Cheryl Dunn, Sage Vaughn, Glen E. Friedman, Shepard Fairey, Alia Penner and on and on.

Over the course of the day, we have activist trainings by Rebuild the Dream, Jason Alexander as our on-site "roving reporter" for Funny or Die, DJ sets by The Embassy, a Funny or Die short film fest (you can imagine where that will go), and a pop-up Stories Bookstore. Further, readings and performances curated by Slake Magazine include Val Kilmer as the ever-relevant Mark Twain, Natasha Vargas Cooper and Sam Slovick among others, attorney and activist Van Jones will speak about Rebuild the Dream and a performance by The Voice finalist Vicci Martinez. KPFK will be broadcasting live.

Schedule of Events!
10.30am:               Roving reporter for Funny or Die - Jason Alexander
10.30am-1.30pm:    DJ sets curated by The Embassy
11am:                    Aerial art project with Interconnected (all welcome to join, just show up with friends and family)
12.30pm-1.30pm:    Activist training led by Rebuild the Dream
1.30pm-2.30pm:     Funny or Die curated short film screenings
3pm-4.30pm:        
SLAKE Magazine readings
          - - Val Kilmer performing as Mark Twain
          - - Reading by Natasha Vargas Cooper
          - - Reading by Erin Aubry Kaplan
          - - Reading by Vanessa Carlisle
          - - Reading by Sam Slovick
          - - Screening of short documentary "OCLA" by TakePart
          - - Elise Whitaker, Margot Paez and Julia Wallace: Why We Occupy
          - - Recording star and The Voice finalist Vicci Martinez performs
4.30pm-5pm:  Van Jones to speak
5pm:               Activist training led by Rebuild the Dream
5pm-6.30pm:  DJ sets curated by The Embassy

Brought to you by:
Rebuild the Dream, MoveOn.org Civic Action, SEIU, Occupy the Dream, Courage Campaign, CWA, Apple Via & Co, New Image Art, Spaceland, Slake: Los Angeles, KPFK, Evolutionary Media Group, Greco Decor, the Embassy, Art Not War, FitzGibbon Media, Color of Change.org, Good Jobs LA, Time for Change Foundation, POWER, CHIRLA, Presente.org, and ACCE

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Art show/Auction Benefiting Aichu Yeh Cancer Fund Tonight

Tonight come buy art @ Art show & Auction Benefiting the Cancer Fund of Aichu Yeh, my friend the lovely and talented Akiko Stehrenberger's sweet momma.
3/24 5797 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 7-10:30pm http://akikosmom.tumblr.com/
I have donated my painting "Tres On'nanoko" from Sweet Streets 2011 group show.
Tres On'nanoko

2010
12 x 12, acrylic on wood
Created for Sweet Streets II at Gallery Nucleus
$500

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Giraffe Girl



My new vector drawing "Giraffe Girl" for my Circus series.

Women are treated like circus animals.
We have to preen and pose and jump through hoops looking perfect our entire lives.
We are valued for our appearance, our uniqueness. How do set ourselves apart and also fit in at the same time?
That is the box we are made to fit into from the day we are born.
We are forever contortionists, twisting our bodies into unimaginable shapes, with no thought for our well-being.
We are malleable like clay, we are flexible to the point of self harm.

3x3 Illustration Directory out now




"Betty" and "Tomomi do Kazuko" are in the current 2012 3x3 Illustration Directory, out now.
Thanks to Charles Hively for including me.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Goodbye to One of the Oldest Women in the World - My Great Gramma Delma



My Great Gramma Delma passed today. She was one of the oldest women in the world. 114 years is a long time to spend on this planet. She was a painter and a teacher. She made the most amazing cinnamon rolls and painted purple cows and flower girls, landscapes, seascapes...
I am so happy I got to say goodbye and kiss her soft cheeks. I told her I am still following my dream of being an artist - drawing and painting and showing my work. She painted all the time for the joy of it. I need to remember that when I am discouraged, which is quite frequently.
I am re-posting the photos of her palette and art supplies that I have. I look forward to painting on her easel. Love you Gramma.

Friday, January 13, 2012

'About Face' Group Show Opening Tonight @ WWA Gallery

'About Face' group portraiture show opens tonight @ WWA Gallery in Culver City. I am showing 2 new nerd paintings "Ballerina Nerd" and "Nerd in Black Shirt" - these portraits are inspired by different periods in my childhood.



Artists include: Van Arno, Ana Bagayan, Sarah Bereza, Nicole Bruckman, Jeremy Cross, Tina Darling, Matt Doust, Michael Foulkrod, Richard J. Frost, Tom Haubrick, Charlie Immer, Jason John, JoKa, Ken Keirns, Joachim Knill, John Koleszar, Craig LaRotonda, Laurie Lipton, LOUD-TREE, Dave MacDowell, Bethany Marchman, CJ Metzger, Miss Mindy, Tansy Myer, Buddy Nestor, Jeff T Owens, Ruel Pascual, Chris Peters, Cate Rangel, Allison Reimold, Richard Salcido, Ilona Sampovaara, Johnny Sampson, Amy Shawley, Nathan Stapley, Jophen Stein, Guim Tio, Tracy Tomko, and Casey Weldon

WWA gallery

9517 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(adjacent to Ford's Filling Station)
310.836.4992

"Ballerina Nerd" 9x12" acrylic, charcoal, ink on canvas, $500 Contact gallery to purchase "Nerd in Black Shirt" 9x12" acrylic, charcoal, ink on canvas, $500 Contact gallery to purchase

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Acrobats



I am very excited to unveil my new digital drawing "Acrobats" from my new 'Circus' series.
This series explores themes of fearlessness, exhibitionism, perfectionism, hiding of one's flaws - and also exploiting one's individuality.