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New Beginnings

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Justin’s Exhibition Preview Online – CLICK HERE

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NEW BEGINNINGS

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
6pm – 11pm

THE PIRANHA SHOP • 1022 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 • www.thepiranhashop.com

“New Beginnings” is an exhibition of new, original works by Justin Hillgrove and Jesse Link opening for 1 night only during First Thursday Art Walk at The Piranha Shop, located in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. Originals will become available during the show (6-11am PST) and if you cannot make it in person, don’t panic. You can check my back here a few hours before the show to preview Justin’s pieces and there will be a phone number listed that you can call during show hours for checking availability and purchasing originals. 

See Jesse Link’s website for more info on Jesse and his pieces or email him at JESSELINK1@GMAIL.COM

Note: After the one night show, the remaining pieces will be hung at Bauhaus Coffee on Market Street in Ballard.
So, Jesse Link and I talked off and on about doing a show together for awhile last year and we are excited that it is finally happening. We both have very different but complimentary styles, and so one of the highlights of preparing for the show has been working on a large collaborative painting with him. We passed it back and forth, adding our own touches and style to the piece and we are both really happy with the result.

My pieces for “New Beginnings” are comprised mostly of scenes where the remnants of old robots are laying about like the leftovers from an old war, and nature and its creatures have reclaimed the land making their homes in or around the wreckage. It was so great to be working on a cohesive body of work again. It’s been 2 years since I’ve done that and it lends a sense of purpose and direction to the work. I’m really looking forward to the show and have really enjoyed planning this all out with Jesse, along with the help of our friend Sheri Hauser (United Creations), former owner of the gallery “Tasty” in Greenwood.

THE PIRANHA SHOP • 1022 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 • www.thepiranhashop.com

Produced by Sheri Hauser at United Creations
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About Justin Hillgrove

Justin Hillgrove grew up in Snohomish, WA and has been enjoying artistic expression since he was old enough to color on the walls. Mostly self taught, he spent many years in the design industry before setting out on his own to spend his days paintings monsters, robots, and other such nonsense. In the last 15 years Justin has worked on everything from books and magazines to collectible card games and toys. His art can be found hanging in many locations and galleries in the USA and in homes all over the world. He currently lives in Washington with his wife, four kids, a host of chickens, and a dozen or so imaginary friends.

About Jesse Link

Jesse Link was born and raised in an small steel town outside of Pittsburgh P.A.. He graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Industrial Design and studied graphic design at West Liberty University. Jesse also fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom and spent a couple years in New Orleans helping the Post Katrina re-construction effort. In 2007, Jesse moved to Seattle, WA and to pursue Visual Art as a career. Since that time he has participated in numerous Solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout Washington and California, has been awarded two public projects from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture and has been invited to participate in many juried Art festivals, including the Bellevue Festival of the Arts, Bumbershoot and Folklife. Jesse has also completed commission work for Target and Apptio.

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Adventure Time Cover #36

Adventure Time Inside Cover #36

Last year I painted a cover for the Adventure Time comic book (Kaboom Studios / Cartoon Network) and it is finally out in stores. Issue #36 (Main Cover A) can be purchased online direct here: http://www.boom-studios.com/adventure-time-36-cover-a.html or at your local comics shop.

Adventure Time Inside Cover #36

Adventure Time Inside Cover #36

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Nerd Block Jr.

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Hey friends. There’s an EXCLUSIVE Imps & Monsters item in February’s @NerdBlockJr Blocks! Use code IMPS to receive 10% off your first Block! http://www.nerdblock.com
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New Posts via Instagram

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting here on the blog as often as I used, instead I’ve been sharing via Instagram (which only shares to my Facebook Fan Page and my Twitter). This simplifies things for me and lets me focus on creating and makes sharing progress less time consuming. So to keep up on current work in progress, sketches, etc, be sure and follow me on one of the below:

instagram.com/impsandmonsters/

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Also, you can see my Instagram feed in the right hand column –>

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New Paintings Added

NewPaintingsNov14 New paintings just added! “The Squeeze” and “The Bearer of Unfortunate News”.

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Sketch #241

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Sketch #241 ©2014 Justin Hillgrove. http://www.impsandmonsters.com

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Sketch #240

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Sketch #240 ©2014 Justin Hillgrove.