ABOUT PASHUR

I love creating colorful art, illustrations, designs and images.

 

How did I get started? It's a long and dramatic story that could easily be turned into an EPIC trilogy. But here's the short crazy version...

I grew up in the Music City - Nashville, TN – with no musical talent.  Instead, I had a crazy amount of passion for art.  I cut out my favorite comic strips from the daily newspapers and begged my dad to take me to a five and dime store to buy a crazy amount of comic books.  It took a crazy amount of begging.  While in high school I drew a crazy amount of caricatures at the local theme park becoming their top artist.  All my money went to a crazy amount of art supplies while I studied graphic design and illustration at Memphis College of Art, and thus ate a crazy amount of ramen noodles (and Taco Bell and Little Debbie snack cakes).  After graduating I served as art director of a planetarium for two years while doing a crazy amount of freelance illustration work.  Taking my art in a crazy new direction, I began body painting as an art form, becoming one of the pioneers in the modern body painting arts movement.  Over 20 years later, I have now reinvented my illustration style, digitally.  I now live in Los Angeles creating a crazy amount of art on any subject that I consider fun.  I am constantly inspired by a crazy amount of things such as the Halloween season, cryptid creatures, 80's nostalgia (cartoons, action figures, retro video games and gum wrappers) to name just a few.  Oh, and I have won a crazy amount of awards.

BIZARRE YET TRUE FACTS ABOUT PASHUR

My name is from the Bible.  Apparently he was a bad guy.

I once taught a caricature workshop in a funeral home.

I once took a potty at the Vatican.

I was rescued off of a Caribbean island by drug lords (I think).  They gave me beer.

When I was a kid, I walked in on a burglar in my home.

I drew caricatures at Disney for 3 months.

I got married in the Redwood Forest.  You might know it as the Moon of Endor from Return of the Jedi.

I took over Depeche Mode's facebook page for a day.

I did a cartoon mural of alien coffee beans attacking the Earth (which was voted Best Bathroom in Nashville) at Bongo Java East. 

I body painted a band for the cover of Rolling Stones Magazine. Check it out here...

www.canvasalive.com 

AWARDS

April 1, 2022: Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Illustration West 60 Selected Artist

2020 : Fantasy Fest Poster Contest Winner

 

2019 : Fantasy Fest Poster Contest Winner

 

2019 : Fantasy Fest Shirt Contest Winner

 ---- 2002-2018 : (Break in illustration work while working in a different art medium) ----

2001 : Bathroom Mural at Bongo Java East voted Coolest Bathroom in Nashville, TN

2001 : Second Best Literacy Idea in the NIE Awards for 
   "Sacagawea's Journey" - A Serialized Story illustrated by Pashur 

2000 : Voted Best Nashville Illustrator by Sensored Magazine

1997 : Received six awards for Flumpa CD Cover illustration

1996 : The Award of Excellence for Production Visuals on “Rusty Rockets Last Blast"

1993 : Communigraphics Award for Package Design

 

ART SHOWS

April 2022: Illustration West 60 Online Exhibition (Society of Illustrators Los Angeles)

March 2022: "Tied in Knotts" Tribute Art Show @ Knott's Berry Farm

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PASHUR ON PATREON

Love my art so much you want to marry it?  Want bonus images of my work?  How about be a patron of the arts?  Then check out my PATREON page where you will find sweet, sweet perks!!  There you will find...

Sketches of designs I am working on.

Sneak Peeks & Works In Progress

Behind the Scenes / Pics from the Studio

Alternate Versions of the Art

Monthly Fun Things to Download

Poll Participation

Monthly Q&A

News & Updates on my Art Projects

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Support Pashur and the Arts on PATREON at: 

www.patreon.com/pashurillustration

AND NOW A FEW WORDS FROM PASHUR...

"Zombies, Tacos, Margaritas, Quicksand, Pee Knuckle, Halloween, Latte, Cosplay, New York, Steampunk, Shark, Jester, Chicago Pizza, Bigfoot, Rubber Chicken, Voodoo Donuts, Aquarium, Kraken, Miami, Mothman, Aquarium, Onomatopoeia, Robots, Hoot, Arcade Games, Green Lantern, Snot Rocket, MerMan, Crytozoology, Las Vegas, Eclipse, Pirates, Dinosaurs, Graboids, Pinball, Davros, Art and Illustration."

- Pashur