The Robot-tastic Art Prints of Eric Joyner
The artwork of Eric Joyner is best described as awesome. Joyner’s lazer focused on his popular subjects of robots and donuts. Whether it’s in the ring, or pining for their one true, glazed or frosted love, it’s his attention to detail and superb use of color that set his robot art prints apart. See all of Eric Joyner’s art prints for sale on Imagekind.
How would you describe your work?
Pop surrealism or new brow…I paint in a realistic narrative style, using oil on wood panel.
What processes and techniques do you use to create your work?
Though I paint in a very traditional way, using synthetic and regular oil paints on wood panels, I start out designing my composition in Photoshop…then I transfer the drawing via digital projector onto the gesso panel. After fixing the drawing with workable fixative, I glaze over the drawing with a medium value, muted color of some sort. Then I paint – usually the shadows first, high lights last. background first, then foreground…
Are you a full time artist/illustrator?
Yes, I am a full time artist.
How did you get started?
After art school, I became was a freelance illustrator for a number of years. Eventually I grew tired of illustration & decided to become a gallery artist. I made a rule for myself to only paint things that I like.
Any notable accomplishments?
I was a gold medal winner for the S. F. Society of illustrators in 1989 or 90…then in 2003 got my work on the cover of Spectrum (an art annual). Since then I have been in the Spectrum annual every year, the N.Y. Society if Illustrators twice & Dark Horse publishing asked to publish my art book. I also was asked to have my work in the set dressing of several TV shows, moist notably, Big Bang Theory, I Carly, Zoey 101 and Zeke and Luthar. I was in an indy film too; with Greg Grunberg, Tom Arnold & Henry Winkler, Josh Cook Lisa Lampanelli, among others…it’s called The Group.
Where can we find more info and keep up with your work?
I try to keep the events page on my website updated with shows & open studios. That’s probably the best place to look. Or get on the mailing lists of my galleries…this info is on my website as well
What’s up next? What are you working on now?
I’m having a big art show this August 14th at www.coreyhelfordgallery.com I have 5 more paintings to do for the show. Then something for a Hello Kitty show this Fall. I plan on looking for a gallery in NY soon.
What artists inspire you?
I like Frank Frazzetta, N.C. Wyeth & other golden age illustrators and Van Gogh.
Visit Imagekind to:
Shop Wall Art Prints & Posters | Frame Photos & Print on Canvas | Sell Art & Photography Online