David Mellon Art and Illustration - Los Angeles, CA About « David Mellon

David Mellon

Art and Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

About

Whether in my still lifes or my figurative paintings, the goal
is to create an abstract form of storytelling with images
that are as simple and direct as children’s book illustrations
while at the same time being as mysterious as dreams.
Clarity and Ambiguity; balancing both of these elements
is essential. And though my pictures often resemble and
are indeed informed by traditional forms of illustration,
the important distinction between Fine Art and Illustration
is in the intent. That is to say, I’m more interested in the
emotional effect of an image than the specific narrative
content. It may look like a book illustration, but it is only
in appearance. The only thing I’m looking to illustrate is
my consciousness.

Born: New Orleans 1955
Currently residing: The Village Green, Los Angeles
Representation: Karen Lynne Gallery
I’ve drawn storyboards for film and advertising since 1981. Samples available at www.famousframes.com

EDUCATION
Louisiana State University 1972
San Francisco Art Institute 1973 – ’75
Maharishi International University 1974-’75
California Institute of Art 1978
Art Center College of Design 1978 – ’81 BFA

RECENT EXHIBITIONS
2010…….Texas National. Judy Pfaff curator
2010…….African Millennium Foundation | Solo Show
2009…….Karen Lynne Gallery: Melange
2008…….Karen Lynne Gallery: Mirror Image
2007…….Wright Institute Los Angeles
2007…….Show and Tell: The Art of Harmony / Zimmer Children’s Museum
2006…….Show and Tell: The Art of Time / Zimmer
2005…….Karen Lynne Gallery / Beverly Hills
2004…….New Voices, New Visions W Hotel / Westwood  | Solo Show
2003…….Santa Cruz Art League / American Figurative Exhibit
2003……..Palm Springs Dessert Museum / 34th Annual National Juried Exhibition
2003…….10th Annual National Open / Artist Unlimited
2002……..LSU Faculty Invitational