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Happy 4th of July 2016

Disneyland's America Sings

When you have the urge to draw Sam the Eagle from America Sings you stop everything and find time to do so. Hope everybody has a great Fourth of July. Now go blow something up.

The D List

This Fall I started a new series paying tribute to the lesser known characters that hang out at Disneyland. So many famous characters get a ton of attention, but there was no love for a certain group of randoms. Yet everyone still knew them. The point being, they didn’t need to sell a ton of plush and other merchandise to hold a special place in our hearts. This is my tribute to the Disneyland “D list”, now available in the Gallery store. It’s an on going series that I will add to as I’m able to. Enjoy.
Small World Alligator Fuzzball Pencil Bird Mr Toad DevilLampwick

Wonderground at Downtown Disney

Hey family & friends, It’s been a goal of mine since I first picked up a paintbrush to have art in a gallery at Disneyland. I’m super happy to invite you to come out to my first actual Disney art showing. I’m one of 4 artists premiering brand new art as part of the “Pop Fusion” series. I’ll have four brand new Disney Character pieces premiering that day (Simba, Wreck It Ralph, Mulan & Belle). It would be awesome to see you that day, so if you don’t have plans come by Downtown Disney and check it out.

Here is a link to a bit more info…

http://www.disneyparksmerchandise.com/events/pop-fusion-exhibit/?instance_id

"Burnin Pixels" Inspired by Disney's Wreck It Ralph "Reflect" Inspired by Disney's Mulan

"SpellBreaker" Inspired by Disney's Beauty and the Beast"Mane Event" Inspired by Disney's The Lion King

Rock’n Roll Santa, Baby

Just bearly in time for Christmas. The Country Bear Jamboree Christmas Special at Disneyland was always a holiday tradition until the Attraction got ripped out in 2001. At least it still lives on in cyber space. This is the kind of Disneyland retro goodness that I love. A lot of the nostalgia from the Park comes from the 50’s & 60’s. And most of that may be awesome but for me it’s all about the 70’s & 80’s. It’s full of untapped inspirado for cool pop art. And I am sure it has nothing to do that I was born in 1977.

Head to 6:30 to check out Liver Lips McGrowl as Rock’n Roll Santa Baby. ( Or just enjoy the whole dang thing, classic Christmas goodness )

My Oh My

Rat Trap is turning into being a big success. If you are in the hood this weekend, we will be open this Weekend, May 19 & 20, Saturday and Sunday, Noon until 5pm. As for my stuff, I had a collection of old and new in this show. I premiered 3 new pieces for this show, all of which I was pretty stoked to have in it. The first one was a painting of everyone’s favorite Cast Member, Maynard. The next was that Ghostbusters/Mansion mash up. And then there is this Gal, a pin up of one of the Park’s Tour Guides. Let’s call her Lily.  I’ve always seen them as the “school girls” of the Park, so it was a natural fit. Hopefully I’m not alone on that thought. I gave her some dorky Disney nerd tats and details that tied to the Park, basically had a lot of fun with it. It’s a mix of acrylic on canvas and graphic design for the text. I sold out of prints from the show of this piece but just reloaded. Let me know if you anyone is interested. $20 bucks each. You can email me or click here. Enjoy.

Beware of Hitchhiking Ghostbusters

It was the perfect marriage. Ghosts & Ghostbusting. And if you are doing a pop art tribute to Disneyland, this had to be a part of it. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but I am just surprised it hasn’t been done yet. I’ve wanted to do something with it for a while. Attraction Posters for the Parks have always been one of my favorite things. So are the The Haunted Mansion and Ghostbusters. So it was good times to mash the two up. This piece proved pretty popular at the Rat Trap show last Saturday, I sold out of the prints I had for the night. but good news. There is more where that came from. If you are interested in getting a print Email me at Sam@Samcarterart.com or click here.

13″ x 20″ print goes for $25.

13″ x 20″ stretched canvas giclee $75

18″ x 24″ print goes for $50

18″ x 24″ stretched canvas giclee is $200

Plus tax and shipping. If you want some other size, email me and we’ll figure out a good price. Thanks to all the interest on it, it’s a fun piece. One of my favorites. Hard not to be when it combines my 2 favorite things. Thanks to Ricky from Inside the Magic for the plug. Any new visitors, I hope you check back often, I always try to crank out new art. One of the hardest things about painting is coming up with good idea. So if you have an awesome idea, let me know. So what say you? You like?

Rat Trap Opening Night

Not gonna lie, last Saturday’s opening night reception was a lot of fun. If you made it out, hopefully you had a good time too. My apologies about the lack of air conditioning. That is just one of the many learnings from “Fisher Price: My First Gallery”. If you are new to this I’ll recap. The Rat Trap is an unofficial tribute show with 22 artists participating in a Pop Art “celebrity roast” of Orange County’s most famous local hang out, Disneyland. We set up shop for this one at the Promenade Gallery in Anaheim. Although not all the pieces ended up being a jab at Walt’s original Magic Kingdom, everything came out awesome. Thanks to everyone who contributed kick ass art. Thanks to Kelly for letting us know about the space. Thanks to Batchy for being my (life) partner in crime. Thanks to the family and friends who helped bring a little sanity and order to the operation. And thanks to all the visitors who wandered into this experiment we call the Rat Trap. The show was a huge success, if you missed opening night you have a few more chances to check it out. Check the Facebook page for exact dates and times.

The Happiest Gallery on Earth

I am excited to officially announce that this May I’ll have some art pieces in a little art show “Rat Trap- The Happiest Gallery On Earth”. Just down the street from the original Magic Kingdom, will be almost a month long tribute/roast Art Gallery featuring original artwork by a group of about 20 artists, inspired by the world famous “Happiest Place on Earth”, Disneyland. This is a totally unofficial show and has no affiliation to the Walt Disney Company, stay tuned for more legal disclaimers as needed. I invite you to come down to the Downtown Anaheim’s very own Promenade Gallery starting May 12 to take a look at a collection of original paintings, sculpture and other pop art inspired by the House of Mouse. Many of us grew up around here under the shadow of the Matterhorn and have had some major influence from Walt’s “little park”. This is our way of having some fun with our love/hate relationship with the place. Look out for a big opening night reception, more info to come as we get closer to the show.

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride …TO HELL!

I’m not going to lie, this was a lot of fun to paint. I was trying to think of what would be a good attraction to spoof with the  Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Rat Fink style. And, well, it is kind of a no brainer. Mr. Toad loves him some fast cars, fast women and he’s been to hell and back, daily. One of the best parts of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland are those little devil characters. I’m too much of a wuss to ever get a tattoo, but if i wasn’t that would be a sweet one. I put the Walt head on the gear shift because that ride is a Walt original from 1955. Seems like something Mr Toad would be into. Anyway, hope you like it. I’m thinking about doing prints of this one, what say you?

PS, more little kids rides should send you to hell. Just Sayin’.

The Usual Suspects of DL

This is an something I started about 3 years ago and let sit for a while. In between my newer paintings I like to update the site with some of my older stuff. I figured it was time to get this one on here in more detail. What I like about this is that it is not finished, and hopefully wont be. There are a few more of the randoms that I would like to do a little 5″ x 5″ canvas block painting of. I think the characters that I want to go after is something that represents an attraction of some sort at the Park. I was trying to stay away from the main characters that have attractions based around them, but in some cases I couldn’t not use them. Indy and Dumbo for example, compared to the goat eating dynamite and Elliot. Some of the others that I have on deck would be Gadget (from her Go-Coaster), a shrunken Wayne Szalinski in his flying machine, a random Small World doll (not sure which one), Trader Sam, Benny the Cab, etc. Any other ideas of what might be good?