When I’m not drawing Phish related things, I’m an elementary and middle school art teacher. I want nothing but the best for my students (all 750 of them), and lately our budget has shrunk to almost nothing. Sadly, as a teacher it is expected to raise funds for your classroom, since most school budgets won’t cover everything that’s needed to ensure successful learning. While most of my coworkers opt for some great websites such as DonorsChoose, I decided to do things a little differently. Almost all my art starts out as ink and watercolor illustrations that are then scanned and digitally arranged. Some are randomly given away, but must are put in a portfolio where they are forgotten. Rather than let them sit and collect dust, I came up with an idea to get them out of my house and help out my classroom! I’ve reopened up my old shop, www.phishart.com where my original artwork can now be purchased, with 50% of what I sell going directly to purchase art supplies for my classroom. All orders will ship with extra original illustrations or prints, and a thank you drawing created by my students. We appreciate your support in ensuring my students can have the proper supplies to create some awesome artwork!
I’ve recently added a new design in my shop, available as a shirt or print! This is a digital design, inspired by medieval woodcuts. Print will be 8.5×11, limited to an signed edition of 25. I’m also creating a limited run of shirts, for which there is a current pre-sale for. Shirts are available in white (Fruit of the Loom Heavy Duty cotton), and during the presale only, black (Gildan), grey, green, and blue (Next Level). The presale ends Monday, March 12th at 10pm and after that, shirts will only be available in white. ORDER HERE
I recently created a print for the upcoming Dead and Company show at the Wells Fargo Center on 11/16/17. My print was inspired by an old print I came across of Ben Franklin and his son conducting his famous kite electricity experiment. The original is ink and watercolor, and prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 75. I will have these on the lot at Wells Fargo, and the remaining prints are currently available in my shop! www.joseeen.etsy.com
I recently created a new shirt design, inspired by the Grateful Dead bears and the JRAD logo! I’m currently doing a presale in my shop for shirts and women’s tank tops, available in multiple colors (during the presale only!) After the presale period (which ends Friday, October 20th) a small amount will be available, in the the most popular color.
I’ve recently finished up 2 more linocuts inspired by Grateful Dead songs, the 9th and 10th in an ongoing series. Although I have previously done both illustrations and linocuts, I feel I’ll probably be doing more linocuts for future songs. These have been a challenge, but I’ve enjoyed both the process and the research involved in making these. I’m hoping to work larger, although it seems a printing press of some sort will be necessary to accomplish that.