Val's Desk

Real Genius @ HelMel Studios

Let's just take a step back. No, I was wrong, I'm sorry, take a step forward. Now, take a step back. Step forward. Back. And then we're cha-cha-ing!!What a fun movie. Did you know it was the first movie ever, to be promoted over the internet!? I still get a kick out of that.So here it is. We’re joining forces with Nerd Nite Los Angeles for a special screening of Real Genius. Still a few tickets le…

SPRING CLEANING: Last of the Pop Icon Paintings

Well, HelMel Studios is shaping up to host some exciting events, shows and exhibits this summer. And all of the new projects have inspired an all-new series of art. And with all the new art on the way, it's encouraged me to clean up my archives.The timing seems to be fitting. It is still spring... so I'm not too late with the cleaning, though there's an even better reason to let these works of art…

Lexington - A barrel of fun

Did you know the Lexington Public Library is home to the world’s largest ceiling clock? It's five-stories tall with a Foucault Pendulum and frieze. If you read my last update, you might get why I thought this fun fact was relevant.Need more? I heard there are more barrels of bourbon (5mil barrels) than there are people in Kentucky. I can't decide if that's a good thing or a great thing!I rece…

Frieze LA - Cool as Ice

I am so thankful for the opportunity to present some of my latest art at LA PEER hotel as part of the activities surrounding Frieze LA. I have been working tirelessly on a series of collages and to see them welcomed by everyone who attended is both humbling and driving me to push for more. Just you wait! Or wait no more!! New art is here!…