Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Media Spotlight—Pen & Ink and Pencil Artists 2011

George Asdel—Pen & Ink & Colored Pencil

George Asdel, drawing in books

George Asdel has had studios and galleries in Newfoundland, Canada, and in Shell Beach, Morro Bay, and Atascadero, California. His work is in public and private collections around the world. His work has appeared in numerous publications, radio and on television. He has thirty-five books of his art completed and has illustrated several books for other writers. He is writing poems for many of his drawings.

Much of George’s art is a whimsical narrative between humans and other creatures, in pen and ink, acrylic paints, and lino prints. George has taught art at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. He also paints on location with plein air landscape groups. George studied art at three universities.

Curious Fish © George Asdel
Dreamer and Tiger © George Asdel

Don Doubledee—Pen & Ink & Colored Pencil

Don Doubledee
Architect, Artist and Photographer
Don Doubledee is an Architect practicing in Morro Bay since 1982. His pen and pencil sketch art has been a hobby. He has been known primarily for his pencil portraits of employees and clients. His “Postcards of Amsterdam” series from 2001 began what Don calls his “Postcard” sketches. They feature pencil line drawings he created while traveling. His “Postcards of Morro Bay” series features pencil and ink drawings and watercolors of Morro Bay’s waterfront. In addition to Graphite, Prisma Colors, pastels, and watercolor, Don is experimenting with mixed media with more his recent work. Don is also an amateur photographer and has added photography to his palette.

Suntan © Don Doubledee
North Point View © Don Doubledee