Here are two pieces I made for an upcoming show at OhNo!Doom in Chicago. The show is all video game related images, and for me that translates to NES classic. It was my first system, my favorite system, and the only console I still use (believe me, Tetris *never* gets old). The choice of which NES game to jump off from was tough at first, but in the end it had to be Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link. It was the first game I ever owned (besides Mario/Duck Hunt I suppose) and it was fuel for my imagination for years and years to follow.
This was also a fun project because it was my first experiment into combining fantasy art subject matter and ideas with the more painterly and naturalistic style which I've been exploring in my gallery work. I definitely will be doing work more along these lines in the future.
"Before him was a raging sea and, beyond it, the Ocean Palace", 18x24, oil on wood panel
"The Graveyard", 18x24, oil on wood panel
If you're in the Chicago area, check out the show! It opens February 11th at OhNo!Doom