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Alexander-Pollard
Madison, Georgia
Representing commercial artists from around the country
Interests: Small town life in Madison, Georgia, identifying birds at our backyard feeders, volunteering at our Madison Artists' Guild cottage, progressive politics
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People are interesting. Mr. Octave worked around our apartment building for almost a full year before we started to talk. Until then, it was just nods and smiles and the occasional ‘hi’. Sometimes I can hear him whistling from the outside of the building when I’m inside, and then I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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Sean Duggan uses a minimalist approach to composition and little to no perspective and dimension. Nevertheless, he is able to convey personality and emotion using cold, hard geometric shapes and flat planes of color. Recently he discovered Deckstarter and found a perfect use of his style, creating playing cards. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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The summer 2014 issue of EMORY Magazine featured an article on everyday rituals using a symbolic illustration by Laura Coyle for the intro. Enjoy the article and Laura's interpretation. Another magazine, Gulfshore Life covering Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast used Laura's illustrations for a tongue-in-cheek How-to article. To see more of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The Pimento Files
Typepad HTML Email Hi Rich,Thanks for the compliment. Tom will enjoy reading this. And, thanks for checking out our blog. KikiKiki PollardAlexander-Pollard, Inc.
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As a born and raised California girl, Judy Reed Silver feels the impact of environmental upheavals currently facing California. From earthquakes, wildfires, and an ongoing drought, Judy lives those challenges daily and uses her creativity to understand the world around her. In fact, in her next life, she wants to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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If you'd like to see more of Tom's animated videos, go here. If you'd like to see Tom's illustrations, go here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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As a senior designer at Emory University, Stanislawa Kodman was given the opportunity to assist with the promotion of Emory University’s Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature Series. This past September lecture,The Insomniac’s Lullaby by Paul Simon, needed a visual approach that would reference Simon’s recognizable face and history of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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Sean Duggan, the newest artist to join our group, is creating posters that will highlight the top 10 most endangered animals on the planet. He has completed three, shown below. If you'd like your very own posters, head over here. 50% of all proceeds will go to the World Wildlife... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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Nature supplies a bounty of imagery that inspires many of our artists. I thought you might enjoy some of these nature-themed illustrations from Stanislawa Kodman, Judy Reed Silver, Laura Coyle, James Soukup, and Lindy Burnett. Stanislawa Kodman If you'd like to see more of Stanislawa's illustrations, go here, here, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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Is it a compelling story? Or, maybe an artist with memorable childhood experiences? Starting on a children’s book assignment always requires the artist to connect with that inner child. Sometimes that connection is with an actual child. Meet three artists, Lindy Burnett, Don Morris, and Stanislawa Kodman who love illustrating... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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Photography can’t always achieve the reality of a scene that is imagined in an art director’s mind. Sometimes, photography needs an assist by an artist such as James Soukup. This scene in Prolift’s ad campaign would never exist in nature. Now watch the video as James combines imagery and illustration... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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The subject of a child dying would be the toughest of assignments for a children’s book illustrator. Artist Don Morris recently took on that challenge for the book, When Savannah Got Sick. With the sweet characters he developed, his illustrations help tell the true story of Savannah and her family.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at The Pimento Files
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Some artists think in only 2 dimensions. But, to translate patterns onto dimensional objects, it really helps to have a minds-eye vision of the final product. Judy is particularly gifted in this ability. Here is how she explained it to me. “In the very beginning of a project, I have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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I guess I’m going to have to change the description of our group from 15 award-winning artists throughout the United States to throughout the world! We’re international now that Nip Rogers has moved from Lake Placid, NY to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Victoria, Seychelles. I had to get out my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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...unless it's an illustration assignment for Emory Health Magazine. Laura Coyle worked with Peta Westmaas at Emory to bring the concept behind the article on Predictive Health to life as a board game. She plotted out a preliminary game layout in Adobe Illustrator with enough room for the information in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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I had the pleasure to write and illustrate 5 original cartoons for Burger King Corporate offices in Miami. The challenge was to create a series of cartoons based on the 5S methodology originally developed by Hiroyuki Hiranois of Japan. The method uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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If you would like to see more of Stanislawa's illustrations, click here and here and here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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Just as the temperatures are hitting above 100 degrees in Southern California where Judy Reed Silver lives, she has been asked by a major Textile manufacturer to think fall colors. "They liked my Summer French Florals and wanted something similar but in Fall colors." “This company produces fabrics/quilting for Joann's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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Who among us doesn’t have some family piece that has special meaning to us? And, how many of us have lost family members before we had a chance to record memories and events that happened long ago? Here is the perfect book to nudge us into making a family history... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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Tom Gonzalez has created the illustrations for three children’s books in the space of 4 years. Apparently, there is no stopping Tom. He’s the energizer bunny and the Timex watch that keeps on ticking all rolled into one artist. His newest book is Gandhi A March to the Sea. Written... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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I’m not trying to be cute but when it comes to illustrated maps, it’s the journey and not the destination that’s most important to me. When I’m asked to illustrate a location, the first thing I ask is what the client wants or needs to say. Their answer determines everything... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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Artist Tom LaBaff is new to our group, but he is certainly not new to illustrating and animating. After leaving the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida with a BFA in illustration, Tom’s talent was immediately recognized by Walt Disney Feature Animation. Twelve years and many film... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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I recently visited the Los Angeles Mart Spring Show and saw a lot of new trends. I even purchased some fine art-which I usually don't do. Alan & Leigh gallery, http://www.alanandleigh.com featured KaleidEscapes from artist, Dawn LeGrave - http://lagravedesigns.com. I was stunned to hear that she was a laid off... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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The “Art Lessons” article in Isthmus, a weekly newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin was subtitled “Insights from 2012 that could help Madison Culture in 2013”. The author, Aaron R Conklin, collected some of the interesting and unusual lessons Madison’s arts organizations learned in 2012. The newspaper then asked Juliet Darken to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at The Pimento Files
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Imagine me and you, I do I think about you day and night, it’s only right To think about the girl you love And hold her tight, so happy together If I should call you up, invest a dime And you say you belong to me and ease my mind... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 13, 2013 at The Pimento Files