Art Works
Art Works
Art Works Fine Art Publishing, inc. specializes in digitizing artwork, giclée printing on fine art papers and canvas, book layout and design, as well as publishing.

Keep in touch with us through our blog! We'll be posting images of what we're working on, upcoming shows for artists we work with, and the like. We are located in the historical Highland Park/Garvanza area of Los Angeles, California. Come check us out if you're in the area!

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Liz Reday has recently been bringing in some of her new abstract works which I love. She still has that recognizable use of bold color but it is taking new forms. I’ve always enjoyed seeing what artists do when they decide to approach the canvas in new ways. With Reday’s work there are parts of her familiar aesthetic that stick around while others morph into the unexpected.
Liz Reday at Fremont Gallery 
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Bob Dob’s Mouskateers, Maygan, Mac, and Marek.
http://www.bobdob.com/
“I love to create worlds where the dark side of human nature is present. Life isn’t always good times. While in our youth we experience many things we would rather forget but this is what defines us.  That’s why my characters have an adolescent quality to them.  I’ve been very fortunate in experiencing and hearing many great stories in my life which now find there way into my paintings.”
Bob Dob’s Mouskateers, Maygan, Mac, and Marek.
http://www.bobdob.com/
“I love to create worlds where the dark side of human nature is present. Life isn’t always good times. While in our youth we experience many things we would rather forget but this is what defines us.  That’s why my characters have an adolescent quality to them.  I’ve been very fortunate in experiencing and hearing many great stories in my life which now find there way into my paintings.”
Bob Dob’s Mouskateers, Maygan, Mac, and Marek.
http://www.bobdob.com/
“I love to create worlds where the dark side of human nature is present. Life isn’t always good times. While in our youth we experience many things we would rather forget but this is what defines us.  That’s why my characters have an adolescent quality to them.  I’ve been very fortunate in experiencing and hearing many great stories in my life which now find there way into my paintings.”
Couldn’t wait to post this amazing board by William Stout.
Made a .gif today with an old Art Works logo that I like. An homage to photoshop. Happy Friday Everyone!
This is a painting we shot for R. S. Connett a few weeks back. Connett’s worlds are mind-blowingly detailed. His imagination just never seems to run out of ideas. His paintings make reflect the history of nature science illustrations, a cabinet of natural curiosities, depicting the evolutionary beginning of an unfamiliar world of alien lifeforms.
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Another amazing board inked by the ever so talented William Stout. Hope he brings it in again once it’s been colored!
We recently helped artist, Moira Hahn, put together her book Apparitions which is now on sale through her store! 
Moira Hahn’s work is like candy to your eyes. There is always something extra, something hidden, something you need a few glances to catch. And as if her masterful use of color, precise lines and patterns weren’t enough, Hahn’s bold compositions and subject matter is what really makes her work the kind that continues to linger in a viewers mind.
When I look at Hahn’s work, I initially find myself smirking. Animals acting like humans is always comedic, but Hahn’s creatures are complex and the comedy of it all quickly turns into a puzzling scene that requires further investigation. The scenes carry an aristocratic heir to them, a social order, and each creature plays their role. This is what I love about Hahn’s work, there is always a story, and sometimes there is a story within a story. Just when you’ve finished wondering about the scene, you start to wonder about a specific creature in that scene, “what are their motives?”. Hahn’s subjects are conniving, violent, seductive, hedonistic but at times can be nurturing and playful. Sometimes they are family, sometimes they are foe but they are all members of a society that echoes feudal Japan.
In these ways, Hahn’s new book Apparitions continues to incite wonder and curiosity from its viewers. With nothing more than her paintings to inform a kind of non-linear narrative, it offers a window into her incredibly imaginative world. My only complaint is that it isn’t longer. 
Check out the links at the end of this post to learn more about Moira Hahn and see more of her work!

Moira Hahn was born in Boston and earned her BFA degree at The Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland. She moved west at 19 to attend California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland, California.
In her 20s she studied animation at CalArts, in Valencia, CA and later worked in the animation industry and illustrated books and magazines for The Pushpin Group, an artists’ agency in New York. Moira studied Japanese art in Hawaii and Japan for several years and later taught studio art classes at several colleges and universities in Southern California. She has exhibited fine art throughout the US and Japan for two decades.
"Hedonistic and naturalist impulses guide me. Gardening, hiking, swimming, dancing, birdwatching, astronomy, antiques, animation, coyotes, cultural anthropology and comparative religions interest me and often inform my work. Although I enjoy reading for pleasure, I reserve most of my time for studying and producing art.”
"In Asian art, I’m inspired by Persian miniatures, Tibetan Thanka paintings, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, Indian animal drawings and Chinese guardian figures. In Western art, I’m magnetized by the documentary art of Explorer/ Scientist painters including Martin Johnson Heade, John James Audobon and Karl Bodmer. Contemporary artists I admire include Bob Anderson, Hilary Brace, Chuck Close, Henry Darger, Daniel Du Plessis, Don Ed Hardy, Tim Hawkinson, Jess, William Kentridge, Tom Knechtel, Sarah Perry, Hisashi Tenmyouya and Thomas Woodruff."


Links:
Apparitions Book 
Moira Hahn’s Website 
Moira Hahn’s Store
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Orange Review April 2014
Koplin Del Rio Gallery
We printed these for first time client, Bill Green. Go check out his site to see more awesome work and purchase signed original giclees!
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http://shop.billgreenstudios.com/
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Marion McCally, Portrait of James F. Engelhardt, American Playwright, 2014, oil on paper, 27” x 13”
www.marionmccally.tumblr.com
http://engelhardtscriptconsultant.com
We just finished an edition of prints for Mary Ancilla Martinez. This piece is titled “Somnolent” and was painted with oils. Mary describes herself as a contemporary figurative artist working in paint, charcoal, ink, and digital mediums. You can see more of her work at www.maryancilla.com and at this weekend’s “Lightning in a Bottle”, a festival featuring around 50 different artists including Mary Ancilla who will be participating in a live painting event! Go to Lightning in a Bottle for more information on that! 
Love the work, Mary, hope your new prints sell like hotcakes!