Anything painted directly, on the spot, always has a strength, a power, a lively touch that is lost in the studio. Your first impression is the right one. Stick to it and refuse to budge.
- Eugene Boudin
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
- Henri Rousseau
 

 

Monday, January 16, 2006

John Picacio

Posted by Charley Parker at 7:44 am

John Picacio
John Picacio started out with a degree in architecture, moved into comics, then comics covers and then to science fiction book covers. He has illustrated books by Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman, Robert Silverberg, Lucius Shepard and many more. He has received the Chesley Award, the World Fantasy Award and was a finalist for a Hugo. His work has also been featured in Renderosity: Digital Art for the 21st Century and several of the Spectrum collections.

He works in a combination of graphite, acrylic and oil, sometimes supplemented with the collage-like use of photographs and digital manipulation. His images often contain areas of abstract texture intermixed with figurative elements and held together with large patterns of vibrant color.

Here is an interview from the SF Site.

A book of Picacio’s work entitled Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio is due in May of 2006 from Monkeybrain Books.

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