Having now done five rounds of featured artists on our walls, we’re gathering both quite the art collection and quite the T-shirt collection. Beginning next year we’re going to be implementing a bit of a twist on our local artist offerings, but right now, come explore the work of Greg Padgett.
Not only is his intricate artwork for sale in the shop and on the webshoppe until the end of the year, but he has put together one of our favorite T-shirt designs yet, Bee Beard here…
Shirts are great and all, but his full art pieces are even more spectacular. We’re going to be personally buying more than one of these, because look at all of this minorly morbid majesty.
From the Artist:
“I am an artist residing in Dekalb, IL. I teach drawing, photography and ceramics at Naperville Central High School. Though I have a full-time job, I try to do as much freelance and personal work as possible. I recently have been working on a series of illustrations using a variety of acrylic inks. I have previously worked making gig posters with Chicago-based band, Mooner, and have made a poster for the video-game company, The Yetee. Most recently, I have been trying my hand at screen-printing my own artwork to put up for sale.”
“I have been drawing since I can remember. Comic books were a huge inspiration for me in my younger years, as I would draw countless sketches of Spider-Man on my worksheets and homework.
More recently my inspirations have been widely varied, but a few major artists who’ve inspired me include Edward Gorey, Albrecht Durer, and Hayao Miyazaki. I’m really interested in the themes that revolve around life, religion, accepting death, and understanding our place in the natural world.
I also create short films and videos, and have worked with The Yetee.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, and feel free to check out more at my website, www.gregorypadgett.com.”
these three sold just about as soon as they went up on the wall
So come on in to check out all of the pieces in person, or get them on the webshoppe right HERE. Be a grownup. Buy some real art (for ridiculously reasonable prices).