February 5, 2014

Caught Melvin hanging out in front of his Pickle Van today! He let me take his photo. ^_^

February 18, 2013

2 Shows Same Week!

Hey there, it's Dee~ whew it's been a busy couple of months and now it's half way through February! Happy belated Valentine's Day! Been enjoying the time I had painting for all these great shows.
First, I want to announce that I have a WEBSITE: www.deechavez.com WoooHOo!
It has been on the back burner awhile and I felt it needed to be made. SO, check it out and please feel free to send me a note in the about me page.  YAY~
My last months show was a lot of fun and really rewarding. The "Creepy Cute" show was a great event to show what I had been doing these past 4 months. I will do a entry after this one in a week or so, and I will place all the paintings from that show with some descriptions.
This entry is to show the last two pieces I did for two separate shows that happened in the same week! whew~ ;)
The first show is the Paintmonster Sapporo Myth 2013 in Sapporo, Japan. It opened last week Tuesday, Feb. 4th. It is the child of the past large group show I co-curated with Aaron Clark called     "L.A. Myth". Originally, this was going to be a traveling show, but it wasn't able to get off the ground until now. :) So, since I wasn't able to travel to Japan this week for this, my Friend Marty M. Ito put together and curated the "Sapporo Myth 2013" Exhibit!  Check the link for photos of the work. Here is my piece I sent over for the show.
Title: Wood Yeti
Med: Acrylic on Wood
Size: 10" x 10"
It looked like a fun party and apparently a lot of people showed up! Yay! Thank you Marty and Congrats!

The next show opened last night here in Culver City, Ca. at the gallery I regularly show at,
WWA Gallery. Last night's show was called "I believe in Unicorns, too!", a second installment of this fun, happy large group show. This piece is on display now at the gallery and also has prints available for purchase.

Title: Loonicorn & HamCat
Med: Acrylic on wood
Size: 10" x 12"

The Opening was a blast and it was really great to see lots of people share the spirit of the unicorn belief!
In the meantime, I recently started a new job at Nickelodeon Animation, so that's been keeping me pretty busy too. I have maybe one more show coming up, but the next post will be paintings from "Creepy Cute" Show! Thanks so much for visiting! RAWR!

January 8, 2013

Some WIP photos for "Lighter Than Air" Painting

 Work space (portable from room to room)
 Me painting some details.
                     Unfinished                                                  Finished! ^_^

Title: Lighter Than Air
Med: Acrylic on wood with Gloss Varnish
Size: 18" x 26" with frame
For sale - inquire for price

This will be on display with 8 other of my paintings here:
"Creepy Cute" Art Exhibit - Jan. 12th - Feb. 9th 2013 - 7pm-10pm
WWA Gallery
9517 Culver Blvd, Culver City, California 90232
Hope to see you there!!!

December 31, 2012

Join me at "Creepy Cute" Art Exhibit!!

YAY! The show is finally here! COME SEE my work in this fantastic collection of Creepy Cute Paintings! I will have 9 Pieces in the show! ^_^ Here is the info!

Featuring Artists:
Peter Adamyan | Jonathan Bergeron | Dee Chavez | Desiree Fessler | Kelly Hutchison | Larkin | Chase Tafoya

Simultaneously bone-chilling and heart-melting is WWA Gallery’s first exhibit of 2013 “Creepy Cute” which opens Saturday, January 12th.

“Creepy Cute” juxtaposes the delicate and sweet with the grotesque and sinister through paintings by seven artists; Peter Adamyan, Jonathan Bergeron, Dee Chavez, Desiree Fessler, Kelly Hutchison, Larkin and Chase Tafoya. Each is known for subject matter that elicits visceral reactions of uneasiness, delight or both.

Open to the public, the gallery reception is from 7 -10PM on Saturday, January 12th. The exhibit will run until February 9th, 2013.
Here are some links for the upcoming show:
Here is one from the show, I will post more images of my paintings this week! Hope to see you there! ^_^ 
Title: 9 White Trees 
Size: 16" x 24"
Medium: Acrylic on Wood
For Sale

November 16, 2012

Group Show in SF! "INCOGNITO - A Show of Disguise"

Hey All! Wanted to put a shout out to a Great Art show happening tomorrow in SF! It called "Incognito- A Show of Disguise" and it's curated by the sweet Daisy Church. It's a group of kick ass artists showing off their stuff! Here is the FB page! Yay~I have a small piece in the show! So Check it~Don't wreck it! Cheers!

PS: Working on a large NEW body of work for an upcoming show in Jan. 2013!! I will post some sneak peeks soon! Yay!
In the meantime, here are a few color images I did for my previous day job as a color stylist on Metalocalypse - Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. Enjoy!

May 26, 2012

Small piece for "Just Desserts" Show

This piece was for last weekend show at Monkeyhouse Toys and Gallery. Care to join him for tea and a slice? ;)
Title: "Care for a Slice?"
Medium: Acrylic on wood
Size: 6"x6"
Price: $120
Yay! Go here to see the whole show!

May 1, 2012

Quick Sketches for the Mega Bolt Project

Here are a couple of sketches I did for the Mega Bolt Project, happening here at work. We draw in these little books and then those books go to sick little children in the hospital, to draw in and have fun with. Drawn with pencil and colored pencils. Yay!

April 5, 2012

First paintings on iPad - Art Rage

These are some quick abstract paintings I did on my iPad. It was fun! Trying to practice to paint loosely. Maybe next time I will try a character or not. Heehee... More later.

February 7, 2012

Bunny bounces out 2011 and into the Dragon 2012!

Hey fellow artists and friends! Wow, can you believe it's 2012 and already February!! Last year was good with work and my paintings. It was off to a good start in January! I was invited to be a part of a 5 person show called "SuperKickAss" @ The WWA Gallery in Culver City. I displayed 4 large pieces and Sold 3! I was super happy to be a part of such a great show and awesome group of artists. In February, I did a small piece for the WIA: Woman In Animation Group Show called " Goodness United". It was great to meet so many wonderful ladies in Animation! That piece was gifted. Next, in March, I did a piece for a show called "Shave and a Haircut" @ Monkeyhouse Toys. This piece was called "Mustache Melody". Had a lot of fun with this one and the colors were so saturated. ;) After this, I took on some freelance work(children's book illustrations), outside of work that kept me busy for 3 months. I then returned to do a piece for this year's "i am 8bit" Group Exhibition. This was super fun, got to meet lots of brilliant artists and I had my piece from the last 8_bit show in the 2nd vol. "Super i am 8-bit" Book! So I was a part of a small book signing panel, the week of the opening. ;) It was really cool to meet all those fans and experience a book signing. The piece I did for the show was called "Ready!" After that show, I did a small piece for a group show held at Carter Sexton Art Gallery and Supplies. It was called "Morning Glory" and it sold before the show started. :) I was super happy.
I wish I painted more, but I had a lot of work and freelance to work on, so I guess it balanced out. Very grateful to be able to work in what I do and happy to be able to have lovely fans like you to like what I do. ;)
This year is starting off great! I just did a small piece for a show called "VS. a show of Opposites".
It's an 18 person show Curated by Daisy Church. Click the link below or check it here:

Here is the piece I did:

SO I can't wait for what's to come of this Dragon Year. I am currently working on 2 pieces for two up coming shows and the end of this month. I will post more about it soon. My prediction for this new year, is that I will paint more and possibly larger pieces. In the meantime, Thanks so much for sticking with me and coming by to say hi! Love you guys!
Cheers~ <3 dee

August 12, 2011

SUPER i am 8 bit 2011!! Yay~

Hi all!
Here is my piece I did for the Super i am 8 bit 2011 Show! It was an AWESOME show. I attended the VIP Opening on Wed. night and it was a great turn out! Lots of Media/Press and Artists from the show enjoying themselves. The Main Show Opening was last night and over a 1,000 people showed up! Those 8 bit people really worked hard to get this whole show together and they had full success. Here is my piece I have in the show. Not sure if it Sold yet, but if your interested, please feel free to email me. ^_^
Title: Ready!
Medium: Acrylic on Wood with Oakwood frame
Size: 16"x 20"
Price: $700
Here are some details of the piece.

I like to play video games ever since I was a kid. Still play many today, but nothing beats a good 8bit game. These were two of my favorite games when I was young. Along with Tempest, but man, how I used spend a lot of quarters trying to kill that centipede. ;) I got the idea for this painting by imagining how Mrs. Pacman always chases the poor ghosts around, so what if the tables were turned and she was the hunted. It was a fun piece to do and made me want to play those games again, but I guess now I can just buy the app. hehee... I will post more images of the show on my flickr, so feel free to check them out~ Cya!

July 7, 2011

Quick color sketch while I wait~

I am waiting for an approval, so I thought I would do a quick color sketch. I haven't done this in awhile, so it was pretty fun. I may do more for fun, if I do, I will post. ;) Cheers~

March 30, 2011

Moustache Melodies!

Hi! Here is the piece I did for the "Shave & a Haircut" Show at Monkeyhouse Toys.

Title: Moustache Melodies

Med: Acrylic on Wood

Size: 10"x10"

It was a group show that consisted of many great artist with right touch of whimsy!

The show is still up! If interested in purchasing, contact the gallery or myself. ^_^

I will post more soon. Hope all is well!

March 14, 2011

"Shave and a Haircut" Show at MonkeyHouse!!

Hi all~
Things have been busy here on my end. Working on this new piece for MonkeyHouse show called "Shave & A Haircut"! It looks like lots of fun! I will post some images of my painting soon, but for now, here is the flyer for the show! Check it out~

Other than that, I am working on some freelance and 1 or 2 other paintings for an upcoming show. Busy bee~ I'm also recovering from a cold and drinking lots of meds. ahhaa....well, enough anyways. It helps with the drawings. teehee...
I've also decided to start a side project with a friend of mine, completely outside the realm of animation or the art world. I just hope we can get it off the ground this year. ^_^ I will talk more about it when it comes to fruition. Till then, mums the word.
On a serious note:
I would like to send a heartfelt hug to the people who went through this terrible and heart wrenching disaster in Japan. I only hope for the future to be brighter and hope many loved ones are found and able to regain peace in this time of need. <3

March 4, 2011

WIA: Women In Animation Group Show Tonight!!

Hello Peeps~
Hope all is well? I have been working on this little piece for a Group Show that opens tonight called WIA: Women in Animation. It's a group show of many talented women and I will have 4 new and old pieces in the show. Here is the info, incase you would like to stop in. Should be a great show, with lots of lovely ladies to meet! :) Hope to see you there!

Women In Animation Group Show
Gallery 839 @ The Animation Guild
1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, Ca. 91505
March 4th -25th Opening from 6pm-9pm

O, and here is one of the pieces I did:

Title: Goodness United
Med: Acrylic on Wood
Size: 4.5" x 5.5" Oval
Price: $75 (contact http://www.womeninanimation.org/ if interested) ^_^ Thanks!

February 14, 2011

Thank you~ ^_^

Hello Friends~
I started to think about my blog and how I've had it for over 5 years now. I realize that I have been slowing down on posts and feel very bad about this. I know that you take the time out of your day to view my blog and I greatly appreciate the care you put into comments and even just stopping by. I have let a lot of things in my life get in the way of my work and posting my work, but I will try my best to provide something to keep this blog going. I'm very happy see you all stop by and hope that I can do my best to keep you up on my work. If you would like to see something of mine or would like to suggest a design for me to create, feel free to let me know. I will do my best to create it and post it up, dedicated to you. ^_^
Thanks for all your support! O and Happy Valentine's Day! <3


PS: Here are the latest paintings I did for the "SUPERKICKASS" Show in Jan. Hope you like them~ ^_^

January 21, 2011

YAY! New Show Opening Tonight! SUPERKICKASS!

HI~ Quick word about the New show Opening happening tonight! I am a part of a 5 person exhibit called "SUPERKICKASS" and it will be held at WWA Gallery in Culver City,CA. It opens from 7- 10p -ish and we will be signing FRESH NEW PRINTS at the show. So come on out and see some amazing Kick Ass work! hahaa.....
O here is one of my pieces for the show. The photo is not the best cuz the colors a little too bright, but like I have said before, I am not a photographer..mkay~ ;) hehee.. Hope to see you there! Cheers!
O, i will post the rest of the pieces this weekend! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Title: Dill's Pickle

October 27, 2010


FIRST~ I want to say THANK YOU to all of you, for supposrting and visiting my lil' ol' blog. ^_^ I started this blog on October 24th, 2005!! Can't believe it's been that long! ^_^ I couldn't have kept it going with out you all. YAY~Here's to more years to come!

SECOND~ This is the Piece I just did for the "Little Rolla" Custom Art Show in Sapporo, Japan.

Set up all fancy like in an acrylic box. hehee... It's going for $10,500 YEN, which is about $75. hehe.....Too bad it's only one side, cuz the other side is perfect for halloween (pumpkin patch).

Thank you Marty San, for the invite to the show. more sooN!

October 13, 2010

Hello All~ I'm sorry it's taken me awhile to post, I kinda took a break. I know I should have mentioned it, but I hope this makes up for it. I did a little piece for an up coming show in Japan called "Lil Rolla Doll" Show. It's a 3" high resign figure that you can paint anything you want on it. This was my take.

Title: A Flower for you a Pumpkin for me
Medium: Acrylic on Resin
Size: 3" height
Debut: Oct. 25th Little Rolla Show in Japan
through PaintMonster Co.
It was pretty fun to paint so small. Hopefully they like it. ^_^

In the meantime, I am working on some larger pieces, on wood, that will be in a 5 person show in January 2011. So I will try to post as I go this time. Maybe some part of them anyways. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out. More soon! Peace~

July 23, 2010

"A Day at the Park" Handpainted Munny for Nick/PPPK

This is an original hand painted Munny Doll for Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds/ PetPetPark.com. I was commissioned to do this piece for their booth at Comic-Con this year. The are going to raffle it off this weekend. The characters are from the Pet Pet park online game, painted in acrylic and the munny is vinyl. ^_^ This is a full turn-around of the doll. It was actually pretty fun to do, but took a long time to paint. I'm think I may do another one for myself....hehee. In the meantime, I am now working on painting some BGs for a short and working on some more designs.
Thanks for looking! Copyright Dee Chavez 2010/ Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds
Added was a picture taken at the Nick Booth during Comic Con 2010. The one standing next to mine was done by Mike Baylis, another awesome artist I work with. ;)

July 6, 2010

Collaboration painting is up for Auction!

Ana Bagayan & Meridyth MacDonald of "LUNCH BUNCH" with the Painting we donated.

Only a short time left for the Lunch Bunch Art Auction! Go Here to get some!! Our Collaboration painting is up there too!

O Yay~ found this online! ^_^


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