Mad Artist Group Portfolio

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Advancement opportunities and latest Children's Book Illustration

I had opportunities offered to me at my full time job as a Sous Chef, which I am now a lead cook for the past 8 years at Freedom Square under Brookdale Senior Living. I also run a freelance Illustration and entertainment company with LarsER Arts and Entertainment for the past 21 years. Don't get me wrong I am honored to be asked for advancement, but if I take on more responsibilities I will not be willing to commit to my own art business. I am thankful to my wonderful wife for making me understand this truth, and always encouraging me to be thankful for what I have :) Here is my latest Children's book Illustration for #Arniethechristmaspig and there will be pre ordering available soon!

Friday, September 18, 2015

ARTofficial Intelligence: The St. Pete Robot Exchange, Painting and Caricatures

  • Short Description
    I am so supper thrilled to be a part of this awesome event with great artist, music in Robot themes. It is just a great time to connect with local artist in the Tampabay, Florida Area! Will be drawing Caricatures and I have a painting there as well. It is being sold for half off at $275! I will be there from 8-10.30 because I will have to get up at 4am to get to work!

    ARTofficial Intelligence is an annual art event in st. petersburg FL. The event includes a robot inspired art show, live music, and a celebration of all things robotica. 
  • Long Description
    In 1977 earth sent into outer space a spacecraft that played a record containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. In the late 90's intergalactic robots from a far away world sent a radio transmission to earth in response. At first, this transmission fell upon the ears of a few DJ's in south London- who turned it into a genre of electronic dance music most commonly known as " Dub Step" In 2012 Artists: Zulu Painter decoded the message just months before earth's imminent destruction. The message was clear; that earth must take one day in September to hold an epic art show and dance party to honor the superior robot race. In September of 2012 Zulu painter teamed up with Aurailieus Artist to hold such event and the earth was spared
 Auralieus did this photo for the flyer

 Title: Media Blitz Robot, 
Media: Mixed with spray paint, color pencils, markers
Size: 4'-2' 
Price $275+ Tax
Email: or Call 727-422-0668
I hope to see you there!

Mural in an Elevator

I have been working on painting a mural for a clients mansion on Pass A Grill in Florida. I had to recreate a under water scene with 14 family members as sea creatures. The photos below are just used as a reference material and might be copyrighted by other artist. I am having a good time, but there are challenges with a lot of bumps on the walls. Here is a video I shot of the final piece, but she said I will adding others as her family grows :) 
I wanted to post my video on the mural but the phone app would not let me do it, so here is a link:
The following photos are not the greatest, but you get the idea!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Retirement gift caricature

This was such an awesome experience to asked  to paint a Illustration, by someone I painted before  for his retirement from the police force in Tampa. This time around the commission iwas for a Donna head of security retiring from Busch gardens. I am proud of it, and I do see details I would like to have done a little more, but I kept within budget!
There is nothing better seeing your printed digital work come out!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Built in a Kilt art work

I was out of my element trying to create  a vector image for a new local company called "built in a kilt" I created in all In Photoshop, and then saved in the illustrator vector program with separate layers. (it has been over 20 years since I really have used Illustratir, and yes admit that I need to Lear more on how to color, please chime in if you can help) I can't wait to see the work on my clients van being printed and Laid out my my friend Mike from i will share more soon. Still working on Arnie the Christmas Pig children's book and only 6 more to go and will have finished by November, 5 Illustrations depicting Hell for a book. Mural project starting next week for a underwater scene of 12 family members as sea creatures in an elevator shaft.

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