"Forces of Nature" review by SD-TOO.com
SD-TOO.com Review of Forces of Nature
Last Saturday, April 2nd SD-too.com had the privilege of attending and photographing the “Forces of Nature” Art Show at Thumbprint Gallery 2. Hosted by Brady Willmott of 454 Tattoo and Sierra Colt of Bearcat Tattoo Gallery. Both artists came up with the idea of doing their own solo show after participating in a number of large group shows. Both artists were motivated to paint and pushed themselves to create an entire collection worthy of a solo show. Needless to say that both artists hit it out of the park.
Sierra’s collection focused on hands and the people they are attached to. Telling the story and emotion of the subject while only focusing on the hands. Hard to do, but Sierra composed each oil painting in a way that shows you don’t need to see an entire subject to create a story and feeling. His pieces range from a self portrait to his son’s hand telling the story of moments in time.
Brady’s collection features surreal images of morphed human and animal creatures. Combined to tell the story of social issues or just to get a questioning head tilt to figure out exactly what the collaboration of species is. Using his talent for oil painting Brady combines his subjects that is entirely his own, from skulls to surf to hot rods, Brady twists and turns his pieces into incredible works of art.
Originals and prints of most the pieces from the show are available for sale. Contact the artists directly if you are interested in purchasing something new for your collection.
see the pictures
Brady Willmott – Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bradywillmott
Sierra Colt – Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sierracolttattoo
Great job guys. Can’t wait to see what the next show holds!
Hannya Mask Project
Hannya Mask Project
This project is probably the most amazing art exhibit this year. 50 artists were invited across the United States to create a work of art from a blank white hannya mask. The masks will be shared in an world wide online auction and all the proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross. I am very fortunate to be involved and have worked countless hours creating my mask. I have called it "Mother's Nature" My piece is intended to hang on the wall and an alive ivy plant should be put in the planter with in it. go to hannyamaskproject .com for all the details and to view all the masks on the 19th of November.
Body Art Expo 2011
San Diego Body Art Expo
November 18th-20th This is always a fun show in our home town of San Diego. I will be tattooing all three days at the convention as well as showing some new work. Currently I am booked out for the entire weekend for tattoos but I will be making appointments and discussing future tattoos throughout the weekend so definitely stop by our booth. There is also some tattoo contests each day. If you have a piece from me and would like to show it please let me know or just surprise me and show up and we will get you entered. Hope to see you there. bodyartexpo.com
The Seattle convention was amazing. I had a chance to work with my friend Jeff Gogue again as well as well as meet and work with Cory Norris. Every year I do Seattle I come back super inspired and 200 % motivated.
I am currently showing 2 new paintings in my "Weapons" collection in Seattle at cafe Vita. And am fallowing up with 2 more which will be finished by October. I will post them as they become available.
Seattle Tattoo Convention
This year I will be doing the Seattle Tattoo Convention
August 12-14 2011
This is one of my favorite shows of the year. Amazing artists, wonderful city, and free beer for the artists. If your looking for a fun weekend you should definitely go up to this convention.
I will be sharing a booth again with my friend Jeff Gogue who is an amazing tattoo artist and painter. I'm tattooing Friday - Sunday If you would like an appointment to get tattooed at the show please hit me up at sierracolt.com or give me a ring.
Their is a huge tattoo contest each day. If you would like to enter a tattoo I have done for you, you can see the categories www.seattletattooexpo.com/contests
The show is located under the Space Needle in Seattle
Hope to see you there
We've teemed up with Insight Limo here at Funhouse. They are providing us withe their services for our extravagant lifestyle. "You can Rent a Limo Bus in San Diego Today"
San Diego Body Art Expo
NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010 I will be tattooing Friday - Sunday If you would like an appointment to get tattooed at the show please hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org
Their is a huge tattoo contest each day. If you would like to enter a tattoo I have done for you, you can see the categories at
Its located at the SAN DIEGO CONCOURSE, SAN DIEGO, CA
202 C Street, San Diego, CA. 92101
SAN DIEGO SHOW
Hope to see you all there
Seattle Tattoo Convention
Im headin up to the Seattle tattoo convention on August 13th -15th in the Seatle City Center go to seattletattooexpo.com if you would like an appointment please hit me up at email@example.com or call me @ 858-736-5464
We've been working hard on our hot new tattoo shop and were finally open. We moved from our Mission Beach location to a big spot on Garnet Ave in Pacific Beach. We brought in some other artists from our old P.B. shop and now have an amazing crew of 8.
Stop in and check out the new digs. If you contact me through my website I will send you over a $50 Funhouse Gift Certificate to use on your next appointment
Heres our new address
1453 Garnet Avenue
San Diego, CA 92109
July 11, 2009 Summer Summer Summer Time
Great start to the Summer. My band went on tour to start the Summer off. Now I'm back in the shop crankin. I hope everyones taking advantage of the nice weather. Stop in and say hello any time this Summer.
May 15th, 2009 Back to work
Holy Crap! Im married. All this planning and arranging and now I'm officially married. I just got back from the honeymoon and am ready to re-focus on tattooing.
This Summer is building up to be pretty exciting and filled with new projects. This weekend I will start posting the new work that I finished this past Winter.
February 10th, 2009..............Large Back Piece
I have a personal tattoo idea that I want to put on someone. I am looking to do a huge japanese back piece of a Japanese demon head with almost dead leaves flowing around and a wind element. I want to capture the seasons changing to fall within a Asian tattoo scene. This is a personal vision and I will show you more if your interested. I am flexible to add in your ideas as well.
I am willing to give this tattoo for 100 per hour and am ready to start. If you are interested ring me up and we can meet up and see if the idea is right for you.
If you have any questions hit me up.
01-29-2009 .................Bus Trip on February 21st
My band "Pushin Rope" is playing the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Feb. 21st We are taking a 50 person party bus from Pacific Beach up there that evening. If you want to get in on the action let me know and I will get a ticket to you. I think the price will be 30 bucks witch includes the party bus to and from, a ticket into the show, and beers on the bus.
This is a big opportunity for us. We recently played Canes to about 450 people and were hoping to make this even better.
01-15-2009 ................. Winter Projects
This winter has been very exciting for me. Along with planning my wedding, playing an Pushin Rope, and of course the "bachelor party" I have started a bunch of new projects. I have started posting them on my "In Progress" page if you want to take a look.
However, I am still full of creativity and ready to start a few more large pieces before Summer hits. If your interested hit me up on of our many communication devises and we will start some dialog on your next piece. There's a small wait but I usually can get your initial outline on within the first 2 months of our consultation. If your itching to get in right away, you can get on my cancelation list and I will ring you if something opens up.
I hope everyone had a great holiday.
01-01-2009 ..................New Site
My new years resolution was to build a new website so here it is.