Invited to participate Mary Blair Exhibit in Japan

Posted on Monday 25 April 2011

I was fortunate enough to be invited to be a part of upcoming Mary Blair exhibits hosted by Studio Ghibli in Japan.  The show will start in Tokyo at the end of April and will travel to Sapporo in the summer, and Niigata, Osaka, Nagoya, Nagasaki will also host this show.  Many of you may know that Studio Ghibli owns many of Mary Blair’s original pieces and the exhibit they had a few years ago was a huge hit.  This time over 180 pieces of original Mary Blair pieces focusing more on her life as a mother will be in display.

On top of this exciting premise of this show, they invited artists from around who were influenced by Mary Blair to be a part of the show.   Who isn’t influenced by Mary Blair?  So somehow, I was included in the list.  The list of artists include Lou Romano, Rebecca Dautremer, Lorelay Bove, Ralph Eggleston, Peter Chan, Ricky Nierva, Alexandra Boiger, Soosa Kim, Ben Butcher, Kendal Cronkhite and Bob McKenzie. (and more!)

All top talents from children’s book or Animation field.  This show will be incredible to say the least!!



14 Comments for 'Invited to participate Mary Blair Exhibit in Japan'

    April 25, 2011 | 7:34 pm

    thanks for share the process, is very illustrative and helps to understand the magic in your paintings.

    It seems to be a great exhibition, I hope you can share some more pics later.

    ¡muchos saludos desde el sur de américa del sur!

    April 26, 2011 | 2:32 am

    This is such a lovely painting and it’s nice to see the details. Definitely one of my favourites! Good luck with the show!

    April 26, 2011 | 5:17 am

    oh gosh, Dice… so beautiful as usual.. my gosh.. 😀

    April 26, 2011 | 9:57 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your piece Dice!! Just makes my heart melt..

    April 29, 2011 | 11:17 am

    I lied! The final is better!! 😀 I love it~ Great job B man!

    Sheila Chen
    May 10, 2011 | 10:19 pm

    I am incredibly jealous of your life and talent. I’ve been following your blog and it’s such an inspiration! This was one of my favorites.

    May 11, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    Congrats! You’re in terrific company. My God… the color… the color is sooo wonderful.

    May 18, 2011 | 10:28 am

    a treat…so much beauty there.

    May 20, 2011 | 6:33 pm


    sketchtravelの記事読みました。僕は、nico marletが大好きで尊敬しています。
    彼はcarter goodrich やpeter de seveが誘ったのでしょうか?

    May 25, 2011 | 7:06 am

    great to see your process, love you paintings.

    May 26, 2011 | 6:07 am

    What brillient painting! Thanks for sharring the process.I love how it’s Mary Blair inspired on the background,Your colors are magical.

    June 21, 2011 | 3:42 am

    I love simple and emotional design chracters and amazing painting! Thank you for the email too! I will never give up

    July 10, 2011 | 8:12 pm

    great pieces!

    July 19, 2011 | 7:34 am

    日本では カーズ2が来週30日に上映になります ^ ^ ♪
    トイストーリートゥーン ハワイアン・バケーションもすごく楽しみにしています♪

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