We just got back from spending a week at Good Time Charlie's Tattooland in Anaheim California, run by the renowned black and grey artist Jack Rudy. We had a fun time and put in a lot of hours on some major tattoo projects. All the artists at the shop are great people doing amazing work in many styles including Japanese and traditional but with a special emphasis on fineline black and grey. They made us feel at home right away.
It was almost like being at a a mini convention with several artists tattooing into the wee hours with us. We enjoyed hanging out with the crew and made a lot of new friends. Jack Rudy is a legend... super funny and full of interesting observations... he kept the laughter coming all night long. The people whom we worked on, tattoos we did and time we had were all top notch experiences.
On Friday, March 23 we had our art show Electric Eye... the turnout was great. It was nice to see alot of quality artists from the Southern California area attending the event and sporting cutting edge ink. Rodney Raines and his wife were in town too, celebrating Rodney's 10th year in tattooing. We've sold quite a bit of artwork already but there is still more available. If you live close to Anaheim and want to check out the work in person, the show will be up until the last week of April. Don't forget to doodle in the sketchbook while you are there! You can find the show at: Tattooland and Koolsville Studio and Gallery, 2639 W. Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim Ca (714) 229-1742. Click here to see a video presentation of the event.
Last year, Guy was invited to participate in a traveling exhibition of painted electric guitars to honor the late guitarist "Dime Bag" Darrell Abbott from Pantera and Damageplan. The show was a great success and attracted a wide audience across America. It is now in its final stage and the guitars will be auctioned off on May 17 at the House Of Blues in Hollywood. Proceeds will go to Little Kids Rock, a charity meant to help youngsters from disadvantaged homes find success through music. You can look up details to this show at http://www.littlekidsrock.org/6string/flash.html.
Also this month, Guy and Michele are participating in a group show at Cutting Edge Body Arts & Gallery in New York City, featuring work created at the Visionary Primitive event at CoSM. Artists include: Guy Aitchison, Michele Wortman, James Kern, Jon Clue, Cory Kruger, Jon Jon, Christian Masot, Dan Craft, Zachariah Gregory, Jayson Velez, Matt Ellis and Melissa Roseboom. The work will be on display until April 30th at Cutting Edge Body Arts and Gallery, 31 W 8th Street 2nd Floor, NYC 212-253-9898. email@example.com
Last but not least, don't forget to drop by our eBay store to see what clothing, books, prints and original art we have on auction right now.
Best to all,
Guy AItchison & Michele Wortman