Morgan Hill, CA (September 2017) – Art BrandStudios, aleader in publishing Limited and Open Edition branded art programs, is proud to announce the release of internationalartist Blend Cota’s portraits of some of DC Comics best known characters. Blendis known for hispowerful brushstrokes andbold use of color, and his new work reflects that commitment to creating powerful emotional impact through the use of vivid hues and a bold pallet.

The collection, appropriately titled The Color,contains seven pieces, of which,three arefrom theDC Comics universe: Daddy’s Lil Monster, The Dark Knight, and The Joker and Harley Quinn. Allthree piecesfeatureiconic imagery wrapped in Blend color. The result is colorful, bold and emotionally charged pop realism.One shouldlook no further than thevibrant palette of dancing huesin Daddy’s LilMonster, to the blend of color splashesthat celebratesthe wild romance ofThe Joker and Harley Quinn,to the shadesof devotion and couragein the Dark Knightto feel Blend’s distinctive magic with color and brushstroke.

Visitors to New York Comic Con will want to stop by booth #1869 toview Blend’s artwork up closeand to enter two contests for a chance to win their very own limited edition artwork.In addition, Blend himself will be there to talk with fans and sign any of his artwork purchased at the event.

Blend is an accomplished artist with more than 25 years of experience, but his journey has been anythingbut traditional. He is currently Creative Director for the Thomas Kinkade Studios.Although he has worked in a wide range of styles including study sketches, nudes, detailed, realism, abstract installation and photography, his evolution as an artist brought him to a unique artistic space defined by a new style he calls colorism.“Colorism is a method that breaks through the limitations of traditional fine art to unlock the imagination, spark engagement, and invite onlookers to experience a more powerful connection,” Blend explains. “It is a playful blend of colors that sparks human emotion.”

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About Art Brand Studio
Art Brand Studios is a leading publisher of branded art programs in both Limited and Open Edition. ABS is committed to growingartists’ brands with quality and integrity through corporate and independently owned galleries worldwide, strategic art licenses with Disney and DC Comics, licensing relationships with more than 70 licensees such asHallmark and Bradford Exchange, and cross-channel marketing that includes everything fromweb to print to event management and targeted multimedia campaigns. ABS publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade, Thomas Kinkade Studios,Blend Cota, Marjolein Bastinamong others. www.artbrandstudios.com

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