2nd Solo Show. UPDATE.

NEXT THURSDAY the series entitled BITCHES AT THE ZOO will be at STUDIO PARADISO. (1000 East Madison St.) Part of the Capital Hill Art Walk from 5-10. This is the opening party of my show and will feature DJ Zach Zeta, spinning contemporary hiphop dance and artful tunes. Drinks and canap├ęs served. Also prints of my original paintings are selling and will be made available. See you there.

First solo show.



Gallery from the closing party of my show entitled "Aubrey Harding's Bad Ass Art Show," fans, friends, patrons, and twins alike, thank you.











Leaving Her the Jewels




A painting in celebration of Valentine's Day
watercolor, ink, and florescent paint

Neon Jungle Halloween Party

Pictures from the Halloween party at the Comedy Underground in Pioneer Square (aka Sanctuary, after hours nightlife). This theme was called "Neon Jungle." One of the interesting things for me was using florescent paints for the first time. I had a limited palate and the only time I could see line or detail was when I or someone else took a photo with the flash on. With two paintings going on: one with flash, one with black light, a good deal of the work was done completely blind. And at some point the painting became this sort of ying yang photobooth.

New art blogs

Catching the Bus

13x19 watercolor and pen

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Mamadi the Taciturn

This painting begins my new gallery "Mamadi the Taciturn." Each piece will also be the cover of every exciting episode of my comicbook mini series in progress, of the same title. Stay tunned for character designs and visual story.

About Mamadi:

The character is loosely based off a swordsman from an oral tradition, sung by the Soninke people who reside in several countries in West Africa. The story can be looked at as a metaphor for the decline of the early Empire of Ghana (circa 300-800 AD). Historians have hypothesized the result of religious conflict, wars and desertification (cutting down trees to mine for gold). But like all mythology and epics reality tends to be dressed in fantastic allegory. Whatever the specific cultural significance my desire to develop this character is partially the curiosity of my own roots-- in fact all our roots as humans on this planet, exploring uncharted genres that need their own light... As well as a fascination with mythology, heroism and swordsmen. Through the legends and history recorded, Africa in the middle ages is a remote and amazing place.