The Cheshire Cat is out of the bag! I’m proud to roll out the poster art that I’ve been working on for Mountain Music Festival happening at ACE Resort May 31 – June 2, 2018 on the New River Gorge. Featuring 25 bands, whitewater rafting, zip lines, disc golf, paint ball, water park and more! I’ll be live painting again at the Pigment Sanctuary (aka the Art Gallery.) Check out this interview that I did for the ACE blog about the poster art–> HERE.
It’s a rare occasion that you get to spend an entire week hanging out and painting with your art heroes.
It began with a prayer to the Divine Creative Spirit.
1. Art IS a valid spiritual practice.
2. You are NOT alone.
3. Dream BIGGER!
4. YOU are art.
It concluded with hugs and tears of joy.
This program was presented with financial assistance by the West Virginia Division of History and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Check out this short movie about the Visionary Art Painting Intensive by my friend, colleague and fellow 2015 Intensive attendee, Perry Kroeger:
For Immediate Release
West Virginia artist, Brian Zickafoose has been awarded the Professional Development Grant to attend the Visionary Art Painting Intensive with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey. The Visionary Art Painting Intensive will take place from July 16-22, 2017 at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) in Wappingers Falls, NY.
The annual workshop – attended by accomplished painters from all over the world – is a hands on training course that will provide an in depth study into visionary painting, as presented by world-renowned visionary artists, Alex and Allyson Grey.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Client: Fletcher’s Grove
Completed: May 2017
Album Art for the West Virginia jam band, Fletcher’s Grove.
For custom art, email: hello@brianZickafoose.com
Client: Root Down Hair Studio
Project: Brand Design
Description: Logo and brand design for an up-start hair studio based out of Banner Elk, NC. The owner is an old friend and contacted me about designing his brand. We came together to produce the Root Down logo pictured above and all of the component brand elements.
Owl Family Self-Portrait – A Movie by Brian Zickafoose
Whooo loves to paint? Apparently owls do. Watch as a family of screech owls play and paint the afternoon away at Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Please subscribe to my channel and share if you enjoyed this feature presentation. The links for purchasing prints are below. Thank you for watching.
Movie based on
The Keeper of Twilight : Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
by West Virginia visionary artist, Brian C. Zickafoose.
36″ x 24″ inch Acrylic and Oil on Canvas / Completed 2016 / 200+ Hours in Production
Produced by The Green Touch Group, LLC
Video Production: Brian Zickafoose
Camera / Management: Jeannine Zickafoose
Starring: Xia Yasmine Zickafose and Zenna Yvonne Zickafoose
Filmed Entirely Using GoPro Hero Action Cameras
Audio Author: R1Studio
Track Title: Upbeat Funk
Licensed Through: Envato Network
Painting Imaged by: The Highland Studio – Cold Spring, NY
Candy to the Core
36″ x 36″ x 2″ – Original Acrylic on Canvas
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2016
Approximately 200+ Hours in Production
About the Artwork
Here we have the second installment in the Flight of Fancy Series by visionary artist, Brian C. Zickafoose. Our friend Fancy is suspended inside a torus shaped subatomic chamber as photon beams stream past in blinding speeds. The static of uncertainty dispatches on bulbous monitor screens across the walls of the chamber as we turn the corner ever faster. “Do you see?” – asks Fancy in a feverish whisper. Limited edition paper and canvas prints are available.
About the Artwork
Enter a realm of jewels and splendor in the latest visionary painting, “The Flight of Fancy” by Brian C. Zickafoose. This stunning piece originated from a series of visions that I downloaded from a DMT adventure that I embarked upon in 2008 at a party in Blacksburg, Virginia, during my time as a concert promoter in the area. The frame featured in this painting is the highlight of those visions and took 5 years in concept development before I ever laid a single stroke to canvas. I am proud to say that the finished product is a remarkably true representation of the original vision that I received, so many years ago. I spent many tedious hours hammering out this painting to see the vision through to completion and now my bejeweled insect friend exists in my dimension. I have opened a portal for you to enjoy. Thank you for looking.
About the Artwork
In the Summer of 2015, I attended a week-long painting intensive at CoSM and the studio of Alex Grey and Allyson Grey. This painting is the fruit of that adventure. The graphical elements for this work were transposed straight from my sketchbook. I had been pondering the idea of a bejeweled pineal gland for sometime and I wanted to create something charged with a sexual buzz and static energy interactions, hence the dual phallic Tesla Coils and plasma beams. Alex Grey did some work on this during the intensive and also gave the painting its name. Most of the work was done at CoSM but I also put in some work on this at the Mountain Music Festival at the New River Gorge in West Virginia.
About the Artwork
Love is in the water when sea horses collide eye to eye in this original painting by Brian C. Zickafoose.
We have a limited number of 5 signed and numbered artist proofs available in 8×10 and 16×20 on Hahnemuhle Bamboo 290gsm eco-friendly paper.