Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

hippie nerd

i am slowly chipping away at several pieces that have been sitting and waiting. 'hippie nerd' being one of them. nerd clan is close behind. i'm currently working on a new girl for my series as well. i keep on finding ways to make computers crash with my 'insane' illustrator drawings....

Monday, November 16, 2009

'Multiversal' Group Show @ Art Basel Miami 2009

I will be showing a few pieces in the second installment of the Feminality Art show @ the Multiversal Group show at Art Basel Miami this year.
There are going to be over 150 amazing artists exhibiting with live painting by Tara MacPherson, Buffmonster, Mear One and more. I am trying to finish up a new piece in time so we shall see if I can get that done!


The 'Multiversal' group show begins on Thursday, December 3 and runs until Sunday, December 6. It will take place at The American Legion building, 6445 NE 7th Ave in the Miami Modern District. Admission is FREE.

Also, check out the first installment of Feminality @ the Hive Gallery, 729 Spring St. in LA on November 21 from 1-10pm.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

pig-face monster concept art

I recently did this concept art for the poster for latest installment in the 'Saw' franchise by Lionsgate Films, Client: Cimarron Group. I love the idea of a humanoid pig-face monster...

Monday, October 26, 2009

i've stepped into the twitter realm

i've finally succumbed and i'm now on twitter....

girls with dolphin eyes

i love finding inspiration in strange places! the dolphin on my mom's shower curtain has these moist, kind eyes so i have given my girls these black jewels as well...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prints for sale @ Inprnt.com

I've got prints of 3 pieces - Fancy, Open Book Girl, and 3 Girls - for sale at INPRNT.com They're affordable, available in 3 different sizes, and are beautifully printed on archival art paper.


Also, a big shout out to Castelli Framing in Culver City. They were able to frame the huge print of "3 Girls" I gave to my amazing sister-in-law and her husband for their wedding present, with a really tight turn-around. Big thanks to Fred and all the nice folks @ Castelli. If you are in need of quality art framing in Los Angeles you've got to give them a call at 310-204-6830 and be sure to tell them Tansy sent you :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

new sketchbook

i finally got a new sketchbook, and one of my kitties christened it by puking on the first page. awesome. i go back and forth with drawing and painting, sometimes the computer just sucks me in, other times i run away from art like it's a ghost - if i don't look back then it was never really there....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

pretty girl squad

turning this into a big painting soon...
thank goodness for blue tape ;)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

ANCI Creative Awards ~ Sept.16-19 Milan, Italy

I am happy to be taking part in the ANCI Creative Awards, which benefit a great cause.
ANCI - the Italian National Footwear Manufacturers Association and MICAM ShoEvent, in partnership with Graphola.com, proudly present the ANCI Creative Award – Emerging Art Edition. 30 Artists have been chosen from 150 invited artists and their works celebrating Italian shoes will be exhibited at the MICAM ShoEvent (the international footwear show) in Milan, Italy from 16 to 19 September 2009.

All 30 artworks will be sold and the proceeds will be donated to the Italian Red Cross's Abruzzo Emergency fund to help the families affected by the earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region on 6 April 2009.

Monday, August 10, 2009

'Anne Boleyn' for Textbook History show @ Compound Gallery

acrylic on wood panel, 9x12

I was inspired to paint a portrait of Anne Boleyn (from beyond the grave) after reading Vercors' novel in her name. The book may be seen as an idealized portrayal of this villified woman in history, and that's exactly why I wanted to paint her. No matter what you believe about Anne Boleyn, she was a strong woman, a rebel with convictions - and history (written and manipulated by men) rarely looks kindly on that combination.

The 'Textbook History' show @ Compound Gallery in Portland, Oregon opens Thursday, September 3 @ 7pm and runs till September 27.

Compound Gallery
107 NW 5th Street
Portland , OR

Thursday, July 30, 2009

sketches: osprey-girl, princess seashell & the cape

i sat and sketched while this huge osprey perched high atop the scrub pines...

cape cod is such a beautiful and inspiring place. we visited a native american burial ground overlooking a pond filled with ducks and swans. many people have left offerings on an old tree stump, we left drawings. princess seashell is now fluttering atop the altar there, weighed down with a seashell. this is a 2nd version i did so i wouldn't forget.
i also literally hugged a tree.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

"Bedwetter" Wins Grand Prize at Xto Awards!

I was able to make it to the opening night of the Xto Awards in DUMBO, Brooklyn - and it's a good thing I did because my pretty ice cream blondie took home the big prize for illustration! Big thanks to Nicole Dominguez for doing such a wonderful job putting on a lovely show. We then drove through the night and arrived back in Cape Cod for the sunrise! Amazing....

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Xto Image Awards 2009 Winners Exhibition July 9-18

The first-ever Xto Nude Image Awards Winners exhibition will be held at the Farmani Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn July 9-18, 2009. My piece "Bedwetter" has won first place for Illustration/Fine Art.
The first and second runners up will be showcased in the gallery and run through July 18th. Winners were chosen from among more than 1,000 pieces of work submitted from 53 countries.

Opening Night reception: July 9, 2009
Farmani Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 212

We're heading back east that week so I will be stopping by the reception - this will be the first time I have shown something in NYC :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

nerd with third eye

she's mystical and can see into the future..

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

3 Girls - in color

growing up my 2 beautiful cousins and i were each a blonde, brunette, and a redhead. my gramma loved dolls representing the 3...dye jobs may have changed things since then but i still love the combination :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

"Bedwetter" Wins 1st Place Illustration/Fine Art in Xto Awards

I woke up this morning to discover that my pretty ice cream blondie won 1st place in the Fine Art/ Illustration category of the Xto Image Awards
The 1st and 2nd place pieces will be exhibited at Farmani Gallery in New York - July 9-16, where the grand prize winners will be announced. The jury consisted of a great assortment of people; Robert Berman, B1 Gallery, Los Angeles, Drome Magazine, Italy, Jugular, NYC, Max Magazine, Italy - so I am stoked - it's a nice vindication that digital art is just as "real" of an art form as a painting thank you very much :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

rosy cheeks

slowly but surely making my way with these nerds...

Friday, May 8, 2009

nerd brains

my little nerd brains with buckteeth and big round eyes....
charcoal on paper

heart eyes

Monday, May 4, 2009

We just got back from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and we really fell in love with that city!
I've posted on Female Persuasion about a few of my favorite artists and performers from the show. It was a fun - and interesting!- experience. I've never taken part in an event 'erotic' in nature, even though I've been drawing naked girls for years. 'Bedwetter' was definitely on the more subtle side, which is not something I would have said about this piece before. It was also an exercise in conquering some fears! I was able to go up to the obervation deck of the space needle and I also was able to form some coherent sentences when interviewed about my piece on camera at the festival :P Hurray!

i took these photos nearby the seattle exhibition center and at the pike place flower stands which were incredible!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

nerd clan...work in progress....

first steps of my huge 'nerd clan' painting! charcoal and acrylic on raw canvas - that i stretched myself :)

and some more nerds....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

nerd clan

tube tops & leg warmers

you too can wear tubes all over your body! accentuate your knees and collarbones!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

my new tube top


i like your tube top


tube tops, small tits, and bony chests...
i am currently enamored with this wonderful combination.
whats a better outfit than a tube top and some bangles?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Beautiful Baby - Traveling Stories Exhibit

"Beautiful Baby"

The Pomona 2nd Saturday ArtWalk is Saturday April 11th from 6-9pm
Pomona Arts Colony - Angelo's Pizzeria
135 E. 2nd Street (2nd & Garey)
Pomona, CA 91766
A Window Between Worlds is having an opening reception and open mic 6-7pm for the Traveling Stories exhibit I took part in that night. This is really hard and scary but I hope this can help encourage someone else to use art and creativity to heal their wounds.

AWBW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. The suitcases in this exhibit were created by members of the Survivors Art Circle.

Monday, March 23, 2009

alien girl...work in progress....

i'm working on a collaboration with super fresh new zealand artist Samapeap Tarr
we're both fascinated with ufo's (he's seen one) and aliens (my favorite movie) so going off of that i sketched out this little alien girl to play with...

and a new nerd too....

Vote for "Bedwetter" (#257) in the ES awards!

So I've continued my foray into the world of "erotic art" by entering "Bedwetter" into the ES competition. Made it into the book and now there's a viewer's choice award. I wish they were running this better since they are displaying my art at a low, fuzzy resolution but oh well... my piece is #257. The work ranges in quality and is definitely nsfw... but I'd certainly appreciate some votes and the chance to win some $ to finance my tentative trip to the SEAF show.... ;)
You've got to sign up to the community to vote...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Bedwetter" in Seattle Erotic Art Festival

My piece "Bedwetter" has made it into the 2009 Juried Show at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival @ the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall May 1-3. I'm so glad my lovely dirty girl has made it in since she is one of my favorites and needed some lovin ...=) I'm going to try and make it up there for the festival - and my bday!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

works in progress...

my nerd paintings...
charcoal and acrylic on canvas - which i made/stretched myself! =)
i love where these are right now but i've got some work left to do on them.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Open Book Girl" On Cover of Boston's Weekly Dig

My latest piece "Open Book Girl" is the cover for this week's Valentine's Day issue of Boston's Weekly Dig. My first cover! =)
On newsstands now in the greater Boston area.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

declaration of independence

in honor of our new president and a new chapter for our country
let's all declare our independence, from fear, from greed, from isolation, and get ourselves on the right track again...


3 girls

not sure what i'm doing with this yet...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hippie Nerd

Short Hair Nerd

nerd nerd nerds! missing teeth, buck teeth, & cavities are oh so sexy
i'm also working on bigger paintings of these...