Morgan Hill, CA (April, 2018) – Art Brand Studios, a leader in publishing Limited and Open Edition branded art programs, is proud to announce the release of international artist Blend Cota’s portraits of some of DC Comics best known characters as part of its Super Hero Fine Art collection. Blend is known for his powerful brushstrokes and bold 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, has two brand new pieces inspired from the DC Comics universe: Superman – Last Son of Krypton and Wonder Woman – Champion of Themyscira. Both pieces feature iconic imagery wrapped in Blend color. The result is colorful, bold and emotionally charged pop realism.
Visitors to Silicon Valley Comic Con (San Jose, CA, April 6-8) will want to stop by the Super Hero Fine Art booth #1023 to view Blend’s artwork up close and to enter two contests for a chance to win their very own limited edition artwork. In addition, Blend will be there to greet with fans and sign any of his artwork purchased at the event. Patrons to the event will be able to catch him practicing his craft up close all three days in the foyer.
Fans of the DC Comics universe can meet Blend beforehand in an intimate seating and get a sneak peak of his latest artwork at Illusive Comics & Games in Santa Clara, CA on April 4 (5pm to 7pm). He is excited to meet fans, answer questions and sign art purchases. Every attendee will receive a special Illusive Comics & Games collectors print signed by Blend.
Blend is an accomplished artist with more than 25 years of experience, but his journey has been anything but 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.”
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 growing artists’ 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 as Hallmark and Bradford Exchange, and cross-channel marketing that includes everything from web to print to event management and targeted multimedia campaigns. ABS publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade, Thomas Kinkade Studios, Blend Cota, Marjolein Bastin among others. www.artbrandstudios.com
John David Van Kirk