Monterey Peninsula, Ca (July 2018) – Art Brand Studios, a leader in publishing Limited and Open Edition branded art programs, is proud to announce a Meet and Greet Artist Event with Blend Cota. Blend is known for his painting of Disney andDC Comics best known characters, paintingsof iconic landmarks and his bold use of color.During thethree-dayevent Blend Cotawill be unveilinghis brand new pieces“Catwoman”and “Looney Tunes”.
The first event will be held on July 20thfrom 5pm-8pmat Current Comics located on 400 Lighthouse Ave in Monterey,CA. The second event will beheldon July 21stfrom 12pm-5pm at the Thomas Kinkade Gallery of Monterey located on 381 Cannery Row, Suite Q in Monterey,CA. The third event will be held on July 22ndfrom 12pm-5pmat the Thomas Kinkade Studio in the Garden located on Ocean Avenue between Lincoln & Dolores in Carmel,CA.
Visitors will have the chance to meet Blend Cota and enjoy refreshments and treats while seeing complete collections of his paintings.At the event,you can register for a chanceto win your very own Blend Cota limited edition painingworth $750.In addition, Blend will sign andsketch on artwork purchased atthe event. For complete event details visit ThomaskinkadeCA.com.
Blendis anaccomplishedartist with more than 25 years of experience, but his journey has been anything but traditional.After graduating with fine arts degree from the Fine Art Academy in Albania,Blendfled his native land in search of a more stableplace to raise his family. He settled in Toronto, Canada, where he pursued his love of photography and fine art, andbuilta successful career with art publishing companies. He is currently Creative Director for the Thomas Kinkade Studios.Although he has worked in a wide range of styles including study sketches, 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