Here's a piece I created exclusively for Acidfree Gallery's inaugural exhibition, Fables and Fairy Tales. This particular illustration is based on the Russian fairy tale, "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship." Prints are limited to 50 and go on sale March 30, 2012. Read full article for more info!
Here's a new piece of art that I created for an October, 2011 exhibition at OTTO in Fullerton, CA. The show is set to be called "Leavens World" (HA!) and will start on October 7 and run for the remainder of the month.
This piece in particular was inspired by my evening walks with my infant son this summer. Every evening, to calm him down before bed time, I'd take him on a walk along the canyon just north of our house. And no, we don't have moose here in Southern California.
Dudleyas grow in canyons here in California. I have one planted on the side of my house, but it was hit by a car so it looks all mangled now. Mine has crazy tendrils that will start flowering any day now.
Here it is, a collaboration between the excellent Zutto and me. Prints will be available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit The Renmen Project, a charity set up to aid the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
Chris Leavens creates story-rich artwork, surreal landscapes filled with bizarre monsters and fantastical characters. His illustrations have appeared in galleries, computer games, books, magazines, TV shows, and feature films.