Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What you may be waiting for

In case you're jonesin' for some pics from me, here ya go (the John Lennon is for sale for $35!).

One day only, kids!!!

‎24 Hour SPECIAL!!!! Beginning at 9am today and going until 9am Thursday morning, I'm offering 18x24 artwork for only $100, saving you $116!!!! Up to 3 subjects (animals, people, vehicles, etc). ONLY $100 for a $216 value!! Tell your friends and neighbors! Contact me here, at , or call at (989)701-7287! Money must be up front, or minimum of $50 up front!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Let me introduce to you...

I thought I'd post this drawing I did of John Lennon. I drew it within 3 hours from the "Sgt. Pepper's" era Beatles. I drew it, with charcoal, merely for selling.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Usagi in the Plush

I finally ordered this awesome plush Usagi Yojimbo, the samurai bunny rabbit created by Stan Sakai (Bunny Bodyguard, to be precise). Suffice it to say, the Nuttalls love it.

Monday, November 7, 2011

My thanks

Here are a couple pieces made for supporters of my Kickstarter project a few months back.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I'm gonna b on TV!

I had a commercial made for the studio. This is the version with my choice of music-
The regular commercial will run the week of November 21st on select Charter channels.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October/November Update

I'll be doing some mural work at the high school I graduated from.

November 3rd I might be set up at "The Ultimate One Stop Shoppe" at Surline Elementary from 3:45-8pm

November 19th I'll have a table set up at St. Joseph's School and doing sketches/cartoons/caricatures (and dressing as Santa for a couple hours)

November 20th I'll behosting "Customer Appreciation Day" at Nuttall Art Studio from 3-6. It might be a costume party.

Dec. 3rd I'm an artist at the Comic & toy convention in Grand Rapids from 9-3, then participating in the Downtown West Branch Art & Wine Walk from 6-9pm, either at Nuttall Art Studio or a participating business.

It's...a long month....

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Did I Err?

Sometimes, I start on a project and I have to walk away for a moment, and when I get back to it, I'm filled with happiness and fulfillment. My Hero series has become one of those projects. My Sammy Hagar Jumping series gives me such energy and now this first painting of Sergio Aragones` makes me just happy. I want to keep working on it, like right now as I sit at home. BUT, I have to wait until tomorrow... Until then, here's a little video I made and an updated photo of the Sergio painting.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

$50 by 6pm 10/17 for 18x24 drawing!!

I'm doing a ONE DAY ONLY special, and boy, is it special!
Until Monday, October 17th at 6pm, you can get an 18x24 drawing (not painting, just drawing)for $216. Wait, no that's the regular price. $50! an 18x24 drawing for only $50!!! The money must be in my hand by 6pm on Monday, October 17th or in my Paypal account ( with confirmation from me (e-mail me at call me at 989-701-7287 or contact me on Facebook). Once you pay, you can decide at any time what you want your project to be. Act NOW!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Jason Nuttall | Art Takes Miami 2011

Pappa needs the votes!! Jason Nuttall | Art Takes Miami 2011

Sixty-Six to Timbuktu

This is my most recent project. I like Robert Plant. Alot. This is a graphite drawing, 18x24 and about 5-7 hours into it.

Smurfs in the 7 Acre Wood??

I thought I'd share this. A kindergarten teacher at my kids' school passed me last month and (I think she was being polite) commented how she'd been thinking about me doing a painting on her class window. I told her "sure" and she looked shocked. Anyway, a couple weeks later I came in and painted this Fall scene (took 5 hours)in the 7 Acre Wood. Oh, and ignore the little girl. She wouldn't move.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

vent blog

I've been in the studio since 9am trying to decide what to work on. Should I work on something I want to do or something that might sell? It's now 1pm and I'm still torn. I don't like having to spend time on this. I'd hoped that I would get enough business that i wouldn't have to worry about making art for money purposes only (I started a painting of John Lennon. I'm not a fan at all but Lennon usually sells). i've offered specials that doesn't actually make me money, but it's something coming in, but nobody's interested in artwork. i'm flustered, angry and depressed. i'm trying to make my dream a reality. i'm trying to make something of all the work and education I've put into my art my entire life, but it's become such a struggle that my family's suffering and my spirit is just plain fried. I don't want pity purchases, mind you. I want to expand my outlet beyond Facebook. But it takes money that I cannot make.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Act NOW (or tomorrow)

I know that artwork isn't the top of anyone's list of what they need or want they want to get or give for a gift, but original artwork really is a strong, touching and creative gift idea (even if it's for yourself!). I try to offer specials for people who do want original artwork but don't have the budget for it. Hence, my ONE DAY SALE (or 2 day)!! Today and today ONLY (ok, today and Tuesday), if you come to the studio and mention this deal, you can get a 16x20 painting or drawing for only $60!! You must visit NUTTALL ART STUDIO or call the studio (989-701-7287) Today, Oct. 3 or Tuesday Oct. 4th and mention this special! Offer ends 8pm Tuesday evening! As long as the money is in my hands by 9pm Oct. 4th, you can take as long as you want to decide what you want. The $$ is a placeholder. Act now! Tell yer friends and neighbors!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jason Nuttall | Art Takes Miami 2011

I'm trying to win, well, SOMETHING through this contest, but there's a PEOPLES' CHOICE AWARD that I could win but only if YOU vote for me. Every Day. And get others to vote. Every day. Please.
Jason Nuttall | Art Takes Miami 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jason Nuttall | Art Takes Miami 2011

The link below takes you to where you can vote so I can win the Peoples' Choice Award!! Please vote DAILY!!

Jason Nuttall | Art Takes Miami 2011

Jason Nuttall | Art Takes Miami 2011

The link below takes you to where you can vote so I can win the Peoples' Choice Award!! Please vote DAILY!!

Jason Nuttall | Art Takes Miami 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

How I Spent My Weekend

I've been avoiding doing art battles because (1) I can't afford to enter and (2) I've grown weary of the same riga-marole of loading the van, unloading the van, work, wait, and lose. Then load the van up, unload again. Honestly, I entered this time because the coordinator of the event, Kathleen Baker, was in need of artists to participate and I wanted to help. I figured if I didn't win, I might at least sell the piece I create (although it may only be for $20, but it pays for gas). This art battle was part of the Hale Yes Balloon Festival in Hale, Michigan. I had to differing factors coming into this art battle, however: I went in expecting to lose, and I was sick. As a friggin' dog. Dizzy spells, coughing, chest and head congestion, aches and pains, etc., etc. I also agreed to do the art exhibit, which began at 1pm and ended at (ugh!) 9pm. The battle went from 4-7pm. This was my set-up for the event

This is the drawing that won 1st Place. It's charcoal, 18x24 and will be in the studio soon.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Already, kids. I have a new special going- ONE 16x20 drawing or painting with up to 2 subjects for ONLY $55!!! Normally, a 16x20 runs $160 with up to 3 subjects, so act FAST to get this great deal! It ends Sept. 20!

Friday, September 9, 2011

newest addition to the series

As promised, I am updating my "Heroes" project with a new photo of the newest addition to the "Sammy In Air" (for lack of a better title) series. It's around 36"x48".

Monday, August 29, 2011


I've been away for a bit. I've been teaching at the Midland Center For The Arts (where I'm scheduled to teach again in October if you have kids in the Midland area interested in drawing cartoons) and my internet is currently out at home, so I'm not online much anymore.
I know it's not common for people to write about applying for a job, but this is a job I've dreamt of my entire life and never imagined I'd get the opportunity to try out for it. Having said that, I have sent in example artwork in hopes to get the gig of artist for the upcoming POPEYE comic book being published by IDW Publishing next year! I didn't know they were even looking for the creative team, until a friend (who shall remain nameless to protect his innocence)wrote me that he thought I should give it a try and contact the editors. Let's just say that having this friend recommend that I try fot the gig is such a huge compliment and honor that if I don't get the job, I'll have the gratification that this man thought enough about me that he thought of me.
I sent the examples in (although the photography of the examples were crappy, and it may reflect poorly on me) 2 weeks ago and was written that I'll hear from the editor if they hear anything.
So, if you know the editors I'm referring to, maybe you can subtly suggest me?

Monday, August 15, 2011

View it, love it

If you want to go through the artwork from this blog, just click on the slideshow on top of the page. If you're looking for a certain subject, just type into the search in the top left corner.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sale ends SOON

Prices are going back to normal this Saturday, so if you like any of the work here that's marked down, act now! You can see some of the artwork on the link below- ARTWORK ON SALE!

Remember that original artwork is a great gift for others or just yourself!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

We're THERE, but not really all there, ya know?

The goal has been met and the project is a GO! However, if you've been following, my first attempt to raise funds was for $1500. This time it was $700. Less than half of the original goal. $700 is a bare minimum of what I need for this project, so please pledge and keep spreading the word by sharing this blog and/or the Kickstarter link to your friends! The original goal was carefully figured out to ensure all materials and space rental was paid on to continue. With the new goal, I have to pick and choose what I can and can't do. CLICK HERE to view what you get if you back the project!

Monday, August 1, 2011


I'm trying Kickstarter again, but this time, I've lowered the goal and reduced the deadline to 5 days. I'm asking people who like my artwork to either back the project (minimum pledge of $2) or at least spread the word about it. You can get more details and pledge HERE
When you pledge, you DO NOT get charged! If the goal is met and the project is successful, THEN you get charged. And it's all-or-nothing: If the goal's NOT met, I get nothing. If the goal's met, I get funded (and if the goal is met and people keep pledging, I get that, too).

Sunday, July 31, 2011


The Kickstarter project was a no-go. Not enough funds were pledged to reach the goal. The HEROES series is halted right now and the future of the studio is not looking good. Right now, I have to decide if I want to split any money I'm making between back rent on the studio and bills at home, cutting both short, or focus the money on bills at home. With the Kickstarter project, I'd have used the funds from that solely on the projects and the studio, while using money earned teaching at the Midland Center For The Arts on bills. I know this is the way of the artist. I knew this when I devoted my life to it and to family. I'd hoped it would have gotten better by now, even just a little. I'm not one to give up. Not so much because I'm so darn positive; I'm too damn stubborn.
I would love to try Kickstarter again, but the minimum time frame to raise funds is one month, which would take me into the end of August. I need it now, though. Plus, you have no idea how painful and gut-wrenching it is for me to bug people constantly to give me money. That's not how I want to make a living. It drains the spirit. That's why I tried to make it worth backers' whiles by giving EVERY backer artwork if the project was successful. I want to EARN money, not ask for handouts.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kickstarter DEADLINE!!!

There are only 50 hours left to pledge to keep my art projects going!! My Heroes series has officially run out of canvas!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Nuttall Art on Michigan Magazine

I just found the episode online of Michigan Magazine that I was fortunate enough to appear on. Thank you again, Barry Stutesman for coming to the studio and filming!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Still offering lessons!

For the next 2 weeks I'll be teaching at the Midland Center For The Arts in the mornings. I am available after 3pm for lessons at the studio. Ages up to 17 is $12/hr and 18-up is $15/hr. Drawing, painting, cartooning, comic book, block printing.

Untitled Rant

Well, the cartooning workshop did not go well. Hell, not one person showed! It went HORRIBLY. With my recent streak of failures and lack of sales, it becomes very easy to get discouraged and depressed. I refuse to give in and give up, though, because, really, my art is all I have to go with. I've put my life into this and cannot back down. Other than the 3 summer months I teach at the Midland Center For The Arts, my art career is my only source of income. THAT is why I push so hard online to get interest in my work and my projects. I try constantly to be discovered by individuals and galleries, with cold shoulders or kind rejections.
However, I have a great deal of appreciation for those who have believed in me, hired me and enjoy my work. When I bitch and moan and complain, it's not about those people. I cherish those people! It's because of them that I've gotten THIS far! I'm not trying to guilt previous clients into buying more (maybe guilt them into spreading word about my work...(:) .

Does not look Smurfy to me!

the Smurfs movie looks like little blue sacks of garbage. If it's successful, I'm slapping every kid I come across. I have no problem with the concept of the Smurfs in the big city, but keep them as they should be: classic personalities! Reminds me too much of Alvin & The Chipmunks, but in the cartoons, they HAD those attitudes!From the commercials I've seen, Pappa Smurf is a little grumpy and has attitude, Smurfette sounds like she's voiced by Queen Latifah, with the same SNAP SNAP! attitude, and they're using the "smurf" word in place of vulgarities???? Keep them innocent. Keep them cute. Don't modernize them, or the "fish out of water" affect doesn't work. If they already have "street savvie" when they hit the big city, then what's so great about the experience? It's just Alvin and the Chipmunks all over again, but not done as well.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Youth Cartooning Workshop by ME!!

I know it's short notice, but I'm doing a workshop for children on how to draw cartoons this Saturday, July 16th. There are 2 age groups and 2 times for the groups- 1-3 for ages 9-17 and 3:30-4:30 for ages 8 and under. It will be at Nuttall Art Studio in Downtown West Branch and all the kids need to bring is a pencil and eraser each, and some crayons. It's $7 per kid.
They'll learn how to draw starting with simple shapes, and finishing with an established cartoon character (like Bugs Bunny, Garfield, etc)
Tell yer friends and neighbors!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Prices and Art Listed

As mentioned in my previous post, I'm selling select artwork VERY cheap so I can keep the studio. Here's the link to my Facebook page that lists the art and the prices I'm asking. Contact me ASAP at if interested.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kickstartin' it

With the lack of business and lessons coming my way, the studio and my projects may be coming to a close. So, I'm trying a different approach, and I need YOUR help!! I'm going through Kickstarter to try and continue my work. If you believe in me, or believe in what I'm doing, please be a part of it by either contributing or spreading the word to everyone you know. Those who donate get rewards (read the details on the link).

Price slash

Due to lack of business and sales, I'm cutting prices on almost all the artwork in the studio in half. Exceptions are the Popeye series, the Jack Nicholson series and the Sammy Hagar series (and other select art that's not for sale. EXAMPLES of artwork marked down=

These are only a small portion of the artwork marked down. If interested in any of it, or any artwork seen on this site, contact me here

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Sale!!

Who wants to help keep the studio open?
Yup, business is slow and I'm dropping some prices on the pieces below-
Bob Seger graphite- $65 (usually $125)
Sammy Hagar charcoal- $125 (usually $216)
Tom Petty charcoal- $65
Dom DeLuise and Ruth Buzzie graphite- $40 (usually $92)

Friday, June 17, 2011

What Have I been DOING??

Hey, there cats 'n' kittens!
It's been awhile since I updated, but there are a few things in the fire right now.
First off, I won't be in the studio much because my wife and I are teaching at the Midland Center For The Arts Summer Art Camp just about every week this summer. Also, we're moving into a new place.
Secondly, I've been working with Anne Clayton, the OHHS art teacher, in building the "Youth Art Battle" for Downtown West Branch's "Fabulous Fridays" event "Art In The Street". Ages 6-17 create a piece of artwork in a 3 hour time period and the passers-by vote on whose work they like the most (it's broken up into 4 age groups) and the winners from each age group get prizes that local businesses and individuals have donated. And it's all free.
I've organized with the West Branch Library to have a "POPEYE" Day at the library on Thursday, July 7th as part of the West Branch Film Festival (formerly West Branch Children's Film Festival). The movie "POPEYE" will be shown for free in the library and I'll have my Popeye art series on display. I'll also be doing free Popeye sketches for anyone who attends.
I think that's all for now.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I just like this one

8x10 oil painting of the GREAT BB King! on Twitpic

I can't stop myself

I'm giving you crazy kids another deal. I don't know HOW I'm able to pay bills and get my weekly Dairy Queen this way (well, get my DQ. Priorities),but for an 8x10 drawing or painting, you only pay $25 instead of the usual $40!! Now, you can only have up to 2 subjects, because any more than that and the subjects get shrunk down and lose detail. This deal goes until June 10!! DISCLAIMER: It doesn't even have to be for a father! It can be for you or someone else. I don't care!! The sooner you get to me (with the full amount), the better! And you can get more than one 8x10 for $25 each.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hey, that's ME!

Here's a preview of the episode of "Michigan Magazine" that I and the studio are featured in! For Charter subscribers, RFDTV is on channel 122.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why I do what I do.

As you may realize, being a freelance artist in a small town is not exactly fruitful financially. It's an ongoing struggle and often disheartening. Bills at home pile up, studio rent is overdue and dammit, we're down to one roll of toilet paper at the house!! It's because of this that I continually post here and on Facebook and on Twitter that I have deals going or selling certain drawings/paintings dirt cheap (although my work is already pretty reasonable). Having this studio and doing what I love is very fulfilling and uplifting, but every day when I approach the studio, I half-expect to see an eviction notice on the door.
I decided to open the studio because I couldn't get hired anywhere. Hell, I couldn't even get an interview!! I don't have a bad job history (9 years at the same job, 4 at my 2nd job and then later 4 years at another job while working 3 years at another 2nd job). So, I figured, instead of waiting for the phone to ring, I'd give West Branch something they didn't have before: a working artist's studio. It's been a year, and I've been as successful as one can be in an economically-challenged community. But with no money equals no advertising other than free advertising and word of mouth.
Which brings me back to the beginning of this post. I AM selling certain pieces for half price or more and I DO have a new special going right now: Father's Day Special for only $80 for a 16x20 drawing or painting. PLEASE tell your friends and neighbors!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Father's Day deal!

I know you've all been waiting for this....FATHERS' DAY SPECIAL!!!!!! 1 16x20 drawing or painting, up to 3 subjects for only $80 (usually $160)!!!!!!!! Any additional subject after 3 is $15 each. Offer ends May 21st!!! Tell yer friends 'n' neighbors!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New sales

I have some special prices on some artwork for a limited time. I need some moolah for home and studio, so even if you aren't interested, maybe spread the word? View the artwork and prices here . I think there are 4 drawings and paintings.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Popeye might come to WEST BRANCH!

I am in talks with the West Branch Public Library in POSSIBLY showing "POPEYE" from 1980 with Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall. Along with the showing, I would have my Popeye artwork on display in the library and I'm hoping to have some Popeye books available in the library to check out or purchase or something. It'd be a kind of mini Popeye convention. It's not set in stone (don't even know when this would be taking place, if it does), but as info comes forth, I'll keep people updated.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nuttall Art Swag

Would you buy this swag? Or swag similar to this, but with different artwork on it? Lemme know. Ask me about prices. Get stuff.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Art

Here are a few new pieces I've done recently. The BB King painting is only 8"x10" oil and I originally painted it for the "Blast The Blues", but it didn't sell. The Sammy Hagar is also 8x10. I just wanted to do a quickie Sammy painting. Tom Petty charcoal was going to be raffled off for the studio's anniversary, but I decided to keep it for sale instead. The charcoal of Sammy Hagar was just for fun. All can be seen in the studio!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


CONGRATULATIONS go out to the winners of the NUTTALL ART STUDIO 1 Year Anniversary $2 Raffle:
Steve Foster- Jack Nicholson drawing
Laurie Ranney- Popeye painting
Dan Buckingham- Alice Cooper drawing

The night was busy (over 100 people, which is good for 2 studios on a second level) and productive,and I want to thank all who came in to share with this very special occasion (and I'm sorry if I didn't get to stop and talk. I tried to find you after I was done schmoozing...)

Friday, April 8, 2011

VERY limited time only

SPECIAL!! $216 18x24 drawing for only $100! Deal ends Monday! Up to 3 subjects, every subject thereafter is $15 each. Any takers? Contact me ASAP here or call me or stop by the studio

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another drawing

This is the drawing I did for the "Art Clash" in Bay City. 18x24 charcoal.

Oh, and I didn't win. And it sold for less than it costs to fill half a tank of gas.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Comes in and Goes Out ROUGH!!!!

April's packed with energy, stress and ALOTTA art for Ol' Nuttall Art!!

TODAY, Saturday, April 2nd I'm competing in an art battle in Bay City called
"Art Clash 2011". I've become very disillusioned with art battles. I think they're great, don't get me wrong. If you're a fan of the arts, you should definitely hit up a few. What bothers me, however, is the judging aspect. I like the idea of the general public voting for their favorite artwork, but after the second battle I did, I noticed that some artists were bringing in their own numbers to vote for them. I usually have 3 people at the most show to the battles I compete in, but some of the artists bring in friends and family that could start a baseball team! I don't mind losing, as long as the artwork that wins is good! (DISCLAIMER: this is a general opinion of the entirety of battles I've done, not just one venue. I've done some battles in 3 or 4 venues altogether). I've seen some nice work get nothing while lesser-quality work gets placed. BUT, and this is what my rant leads to, BUT, this Art Clash is being judged by local artists and instructors from the venue, so quality should overcome quantity. And let's face it, Daddy needs the money!!

This coming Thursday Nuttall Art will be participating in the Ogemaw County Community and Business Expo at Ogemaw Heights High School from 4-9. I'm going to be giving stuff out, sell some raffle tickets (maybe) for the anniversary party, and exhibit some examples of my work and maybe sell some swag.
THEN, Saturday, April 16th will be the Downtown West Branch Art & Wine Walk from 5-9, and the NUTTALL ART STUDIO's 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY is a part of the Walk! The anniversary starts at 4 and MOMENTS BY M is hosting Nuttall Art Studio for the Art and Wine Walk. There'll be food, drinks, free wine tasting, a $2 art raffle (FYI if you buy a ticket or tickets, you get a sketch, so even if you don't win, you walk away with something!), free stuff, new stuff for sale, and music on the cd player. Stop in. You won't regret it.
OK, I think this is the last thing: April 30th (I think? I have to double check the date) is "Blast The Blues" at Dean Arbour Ford in West Branch, where I'll be on display. This is the third B the B, and the 3rd time I've been a part of it. I try to display blues or rock related artwork and donate blues-related artwork to the auction.
I think that's all! I'll update if I remember anything! Wish me luck.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Try (try to fall in love) by Sammy Hagar

This song is one of my favorites. I've been singing this to my kids since my 8 1/2 year old daughter was first born.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April is full of action!

Although I'm stoked about the 1 year anniversary, I'm also a little stressed, because the week before NUTTALL ART is going to be at the OGEMAW COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS EXPO at Ogemaw Heights High School and I'm trying to get stuff around to give away there, as well as at the anniversary party. The anniversary has been integrated into the Downtown West Branch Art & Wine Walk April 16th. I'm the artist and the business is Moments By M Photography, so there will be wine and food served during the anniversary shindig.
At the 1 year anniversary, I'm going to try to give away stuff, have a $2 raffle and have things for sale, so I'm trying to do artwork specifically for the raffle, plus my own projects and commissioned artwork. AND I'm doing lessons still. Right now, this is what I'm looking at to raffle or sell-

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

About to throw a party, and everyone's invited (except THAT guy!)

Alright, cats 'n' kittens!
April 3rd marks the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of NUTTALL ART STUDIO!!! TO celebrate, I'm hosting a "party" on Saturday, April 16th, 2011 from 4pm-8pm at the studio. There'll be free food, drinks (no alcohol), $2 raffle of specially made artwork and other stuff!
Now, this event DOES take place the same night as Downtown West Branch's Art & Wine Walk (from 5-9), where local artists display their work in downtown businesses (the businesses actually stay open PAST 5 that day!), and those businesses have free wine tasting and food. So, there's plenty to do in the area in those 5 hours! Parking for the studio is down N. 3rd St. across from Morse Clark Furniture. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


An undisclosed gallery just wrote me back-
"After reviewing your work on your blog we do not feel it would be a good fit for you or us in our gallery. We sincerely appreciate your interest in our gallery."

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Studio Birthday coming soon!!

I've gone through my old posts here on the ol' blog, and apparently I paid my first month's rent on NUTTALL ART STUDIO around April 3rd, meaning the 1 year anniversary is coming up!! I want to celebrate! I want to share (as I have since I opened)! So, On Saturday, April 16th, 2011 I will be having a ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of NUTTALL ART STUDIO at 105 N.3rd St. Suite 1, located in Downtown West Branch, Michigan! I'll probably have some giveaways, some free food and what-not.


I know it's early, but I'm offering a Mothers' Day Special: 11x14 drawing or painting, up to 4 subjects, for only $60!!!! The regular price for a 4 subject 11x14 is $92. Offer expires ONE WEEK before Mothers' Day! If you want a larger portrait, we can work out a special.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I can't stop!

I've taken a break from my Popeye series, but I'm going to get back to work on it. I just finished up the Wimpy charcoal drawing (seen here) and you can see the rest of the series HERE .

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My take on Americana

After working on it for over a year, I think it's finally done!

What? Did you think I was gonna just SHOW you the finished piece here??

What's a guy gotta do?

SOOOOO..... know of any art galleries who'd be interested in displaying my work and NOT just want to take my money?
I've found that most galleries I've contacted either (A)want money to exhibit in their gallery (B) aren't looking for artists at the moment(C) they don't reply back or (D) don't feel my work would fit into their gallery.
These are the reasons I haven't pursued gallery shows in awhile. It becomes very discouraging. I've contacted galleries in Michigan and across the country, with no interested parties.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Paint It Black (or draw it black and white

Graphite drawing I was hired to do of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. I did a much smaller drawing than this of the same image for the same person when I was around 15 years old.

LIMITED time only!

So, just for giggles, I'm temporarily dropping the price of my SRV charcoal drawing from $494-$250. Interested, or know somebody who is? Contact me ASAP because I might only have the $250 price on it for a day or so...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What to hang?

I've been thinking again about being in galleries, I had (or have) a chance to have a solo exhibit at Kirtland Community College, but I started wondering about what would go in it? Should I put a mash-up of artwork,have a theme or exhibit one of my series', such as Jack Nicholson or Popeye? Or both? I could go with a personal hero theme. If the opportunity arises, what do you think my exhibit should have?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Aragones draws Nuttall!!

This is one of the highlights of my life! Ignore my talk about my nose, though. Nervousness and giddyness cause me to make stupid comments. This is my lifelong hero! AND GROO! AND SERGIO!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Comic Book Greats Sergio Aragones pt. 4

This is from a series that Stan Lee had done in the 1990s that I was unfortunately unaware of. It's just fantastic to me.

Sergio Aragones.m4v

I just found this short documentary from 1991 of The moustachioed Maestro Sergio Aragones`, speaking mainly about the comic book GROO THE WANDERER, then with Marvel Comics.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Slow news day

Barry Stutesman of Michigan Magazine Michigan Magazine visited the studio today and interviewed me and shot footage of the studio. I think it went pretty well. I'll keep you posted when it airs, where it airs and who knows, I might have a viewing party at the studio (there's plenty of food left over from my Customer Appreciation party, after all)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Latest Duke drawing

I did a charcoal of John Wayne, 18x24. Commissioned for it. Kinda happy with it.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2 Sides of Love

The drawing I did for Sammy and Kari Hagar in 1999 at the Cabo Wabo Cantina and the drawing I did for them in 2010 at the Common Ground Festival in Lansing, Michigan.