Monday, August 8, 2011

Upcoming Art exhibit :Flora and Fauna: 2011

Hi all,

We're proud to announce that our collaborative flora + fauna art show will be taking place on August 20 in the beautiful At The Ballroom Studio in Abbotsford -See the attached PDF for details including address

Don't miss the door prize - one of the seven flora + fauna pieces will be presented to a ticket holder, as well as signed prints from both artists. The show and draw are completely free

Come hang out on the dance floor, socialize and check out our new collaborative mixed-media work!

We'd love it if you would forward this email to friends and family, art lovers and artists alike

Thanks, friends -

Brandon Schultz & April Solomon


Monday, March 28, 2011

Latest creation

This Dragon well be apart of a new series of hybrid-dragons known as Show-Dragons. The title is still underconstruction but the point im making on behalf of these particular spieces of dragons is simply this...


The word Show in Show-dragon means to exhibit, or display ones self. For the very survival of its own species This unique class of dragon dose just this, allow me to explain a little further.

This hybrid class of the Wrym family or Dragon, are some of the most highly intelligent and peace concerning beasts in the world.
Their evolutionary process has taken these supreme giants down a completely different evolutionary route then its more primitive serpent cousins.
These strange, bizarre and uniquely gifted creatures display an incredible plethora of feathers, horns, fur, scales, and even patterns found on other animals such as mammals, insects, sea-life and even plants!.
An interesting feature about Show dragons is that they do not engage in battle to harm or kill to win over the even more rare and mysterious female Show-Dragon as a mate.
Like the intelligent cuddle fish, or the colorful birds of paradise, these animals desplay color, pattern, song and dance to attract a mate in order to hold their place in the next the generation of life to come.
what makes Show-Dragons even more amazing is their ability to mimic the living world around them in hoping that the correct combination of color, pattern, texture, song, dance, and diet can hope to one day attract a female to come out from her hiding place to mate with him.
The Show-Dragons metomorphisos can last an entire life time, which can take as long as hundreds of years. The process of maniplulating one-self can not only be abundantly rewarding, but tragically devistating and even fatal for some Show-Dragons. The changes that occur externally well clearly dysplay the changes internally. Some Show-Dragons become more balanced,wise and peace-loving through the gentle and careful art of mimicking ones environment. Other such Show-Dragons become hungry power-seekers. Believers that ``more is better`` they take, use and maniplulate forcefully what ever they can around them to better their own belief of adaptation into the supreme all dominating male.
To put it simply in a metaphor. Human beings go through changes their entire lives. Everything changes. The body, mind, and spirit constantly up-load and download data that can be useful for the the furthering survival.
Show-Dragons are no different, They can maniplualte their bodys to capture the plumge of a peacock tale, or the teature of an aged willow tree. Or they can Learn song, dance, and even the skill of crafting artwork like that of a sculpture or a painter. Even a well selected and balanced diet is needed if the Show-Dragon is to maintain its apperence in phisical beauty and mental health.
Their is much to be said about the class of Show-Dragon. For now I well close with what description I have given. Restasure there is more to come regarding this new and excitingly rare species.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Here are some of the latest pictures of my Dragon maquette. I plan to continue on with many more layers.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Artist gets an interview

For the latest update regarding my work and bio check out the link below to view a brief interview I had done for the local paper about who I am and the artwork that I produce.

Thanks for indulging in my blog, Hope you enjoy


April Solomon

Monday, February 7, 2011

Still under construction

As far as knowing at what stage I'm at in completion of my first maquette, I have absolutely no idea. Ive just finished applying the spines and a single layer of masking tape to cover the entire body. For the spines I used card stock paper, wire, and masking tape to secure it into place. The next step is to create some "chest plate" scales underneath his neck. Ill be crating them from sculpty, which is what I used for the head. Its coming together nicely so far. All that's left to do is keep going.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

cabbage head study

Painted on acrylics on cardboard.I haven't painted a still life for some time now. It was really fun painting the way the light reflected off the purple toned texture of the leaves. Fun stuff. I know cardboard isn't what you'd call the most professional but for some reason I just love it!.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Submission to spectrum

Well, Its a long shot but I thought it through enough to send in my first submission into spectrum this year. Ive been able to experiment more with this pieces through the usual mediums Ive used in the past through the use of my sketchbook but never have I used them for a completed piece for my portfolio. I'm happy with the direction I was able to take it. I hope to continue to find more ways to develop this strange and unusual style of mine.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Got some new projects on the go

Well its been a while since I wrote about anything. But better late then never they say. I'm currently putting together my first maquette for a dragon piece that id like to paint. Ive never made a dragon specifically for painting so its a whole new process for me. The trick is to put in a couple of hours everyday. And not worry about it looking perfect. It was Euge'ne Delacroix that once said "Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything"

Ill be taking photos of this process and document it carefully to hold myself more accountable.