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Three Shows = New Originals

First up, is the long awaited Joss Whedon x Gallery 1988 show which opens next Friday at their West location. They're really keeping the lid on everyone's pieces but if you look closely you might see a bit of my piece below. Since I'll be in town for my solo, I'll get to attend this show as well! Be sure to say hi :)

Opening the next night in San Francisco is Spoke Art's KUBRICK: an art show tribute. I just love "The Shining" (sorry Mr. King) and came up with "I'm Not Gonna Hurt Ya" acrylic on maple, 11" x 11" x .75". To inquire about this piece or to be put on the advance collectors preview list, simply email spokeartgallery(at)gmail

Also opening Saturday, September 6th at 7pm is Happy As Kings, my solo exhibition at Gallery Nucleus. Scott C is showing the work from his latest children's book Hug Machine in the main gallery and there will be lots of fun things to do, including giveaways throughout the night. And pizza! And ice cream! So bring the little ones and spend the evening looking at art that makes you smile. If you can't make it to the opening (or if you want a shot at buying my artwork before anyone else make sure to sign up for the advance online preview here)."King Pepi"

"King Klondike"


Mr. Good Morning Waffle Timed Print on Wood Release

This just in! Who's covered in maple syrup, happy as can be and loves his coffee black?

"Mr. Good Morning Waffle"!

I paired up with the good folks over at Prints on Wood for a timed print release of this happy fella.

Each fine art wood print is 8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm) and will be signed and numbered on 1/2" sustainable Birch with a bright white finish. One of the actual prints can be seen below.

Available for purchase now through Friday, August 29th at 12 pm PST. 

Cost is $55.


Happy as Kings Solo Exhibition

My solo at Gallery Nucleus is opening September 6th and is titled, Happy as Kings. I was inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson poem, "Happy Thought":

The world is so full of a number of things

That we should all be as happy as kings

I have a hard time articulating what this show means to me, so I'll quote Gallery Nucleus.

"Cuddly Rigor Mortis, one of our favorite artists, has created a delightful body of work absolutely certain to leave you beaming! ...the artist introduces us to a group of gleeful royals that find happiness in the ordinary yet wonderful things in life. 

The subject of this latest collection is one that is close to Tercek's heart. After the artist's lifelong challenge with depression, finding appreciation and happiness in the little things in life became of importance. It is the artist's goal to bring smiles to the faces of all who enjoy her work."

Some of you may know what I've been through in the past and to look back and see how far I've come...well, it chokes me up a bit.

It means the world to me that I'm putting smiles on your faces and helps me get up and paint every single day.

Well, that and ice cream. And sushi. And butterflies and crocodiles. And...well you get the picture ;)

Thank you.

You can sign up for the exclusive online preview here, which gives you the chance to see and purchase paintings a day earlier than the public.


Four New Plant Portraits

I hope everyone is enjoying this glorious summer we're having :D

When I was asked to take part in The Illustrated Gallery at 1 Mile Gallery in Kingston, NY which opens August 2nd, I immediately thought plant portraits. I started researching plants and flowers and decided pretty quickly on four edible beauties: Chamomile, Chicory, Chives and Nasturtium.

I present for your viewing pleasure - laid back "Emily Chamomile" 6.5" x 8.5" acrylic on maple

the sturdy "Dick Chicory" 6.5" x 8.5" acrylic on maple

the spicy "Clive Chive" 5" x 10" acylic on maple

and last but not least, little peppery "Natalie Nasturtium" 6.5" x 9.5" acrylic on maple

Each of these paintings are priced at $375. If interested, please contact Janet Hicks at


Phone Skins and Covers

I am super excited to announce that you can now get a whole range of covers and skins for your phone/computer needs with my work on it at Nuvango. Never heard of them? Well you may know them by their previous name, Gelaskins. You've certainly heard of them, right?

Here's a couple to peak your interest, but there's loads more images to choose from. Take a look and if there's a piece of mine that you just can't live without on your phone that isn't available, let me know and I'll add it.

Have fun shopping!


The Dude Abides

Hi everyone!
Opening in one week on Saturday, July 5th is the Quentin vs. Coen show at Spoke Art in San Francisco.
I'm a fan of all their films and had a difficult time choosing which to take my inspiration from. But after watching The Big Lebowski again, everything just fell into place.
I hope you enjoy my piece entitled, "Shut Up Donny" which measures 12.5" x 6.5" x .75" and is acrylic on maple (there will also be a limited edition run of prints). If you are interested in this piece or to request an advance collectors preview of the show, simply email spokeartgallery@gmail.com.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!
Thanks for looking,


Rat Kings and Cutaneous Horns

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***Update: Click here for purchase information about this painting***

Hello everyone! As you can see above, I'm taking part in what is surely going to be one kick butt group show. I mean, seriously, look at that line up. We're talking some major artists here and my insecurities are definitely flaring up. The good folks at Glitch Gallery decided that my painting entitled, "Rattenkonig" should grace the back of the fliers. How about that?
My lovely ode to the glorious Rat King is acrylic on maple and measures 5" x 12.75". I've also created a small run of prints that will be available for the show.
If you're unable to attend the opening, the show will be placed online at the same time. No worries!


I'm also happy to announce my next showcase at Auguste Clown Gallery in Australia opens July 20th. I've entitled it "Cutaneous Horns" and just couldn't resist sticking more things on creatures heads. This was a fun bunch to work on! Above you can see a snippet of "Poppy" and "Oasis" below. Both will be available along with three other brand new paintings. If you're interested in the online preview (and a chance to buy these guys before anyone else) simply go to Auguste Clown and subscribe to their mailing list - easy!

As always, I hope my creations have put smiles on your gorgeous faces (what? you're not gorgeous?). Best of luck if you've been looking for an original and thanks for everything!



It's Pandamonium!

Opening this Saturday is Pandamonium at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, CA. My piece is called:

"Zhú"(which means 'bamboo' in Chinese)

8" x 10" x.75  Acrylic on maple

I've seen the previews for this show and they're all so wonderful! I highly recommend emailing contact@flower-pepper.com to be put on the preview list as this show is sure to be a hit. You can also inquire about the mounted prints I made of this piece as well as t-shirts.



Spring Sale and New Mounted Prints

I just did some spring cleaning in my shop - gave it a new look and added quite a few brand new mounted plaques.

Take a look around and if you happen to see something you like, use the code SPRINGSALE when you check out for 15% off. That code will be good until May 31st.

Have a great weekend everyone and have fun shopping!

PS if an item sells out, don't worry, we'll make more :)

Thanks for looking,


Upcoming Charities to Benefit Animals

There are two charities that I'm taking part in, the first opens this weekend and is being presented by Leanna Lin's Wonderland and Supahcute. Doggie Wonderland "Fun Adventures with Your Best Friend" will benefit Ken-Mar Rescue, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit small dog rescue. All the artwork and products for this show are $100 or less and since it's a cash and carry event, I'd suggest getting there early and staking your claim. I'm super excited to be taking part in this!

The show will open with a reception at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Saturday, May 10 (6-10pm).

There are tons of wonderful pieces for this show and with everything priced at $100 or less, there's sure to be something for everyone.

-photo credit: Leanna Lin

You'll see right there in the middle is a mounted print of my painting "Tex". It will be priced at only $55. Leanna and Supahcute always put on such wonderful shows and with this one benefiting such a great cause I highly suggest heading over there and taking part.


The second charity is a slightly larger affair and is called More Than a Cone. They invited artists to re-imagine the "cone of shame” or e-collars as they are usually know.

They will be auctioning off the finished works at their Launch Party Extravaganza in Los Angeles on June 21, and you can join them.

Every single art piece will help benefit the great people at Best Friends Animal Society®; the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.

I was so excited to be asked to participate not only because it's for another amazing charity but because there are so many amazing artists and designers. I'm talking Todd Oldham, Wayne White and Mishka -- amazing.

We were all given a huge array of e-collars to work with and free reign to do whatever we wanted with them. I layed them out flat and thought and thought and then it hit me! The interior, negative space of the cone looked just like a dog head and body to me. I sketched up a fun pup with some of his buddies and here you have my painting,

"Buddy's Buddies" acrylic on 16" maple round

I cannot imagine my life without my dogs (past and present) so both these charities hit close to home. If you're thinking about a new pet in your life please consider a shelter - you'll save a life and gain a best friend!

Thanks for reading :)