I was organizing my studio recently and tripped across “The Illusion,” a self-portrait I created in colored pencil back in 1983. I drew that portrait after discovering Iwata airbrushes earlier that summer and receiving an Iwata HP-C as a gift. For some reason, I felt compelled to include that airbrush in my portrait, not realizing then the impact it would have on me even to this day, forty years later.
SEMA SHOW 2021 marked a notably different event than previous years. Despite the downsized venue, fewer displays, and smaller crowds, there was still plenty to see. And as always, the SEMA SHOW is a great place to catch up with old friends, who are more like family, and share a few moments in a world of automotive creativity and celebration.
The SEMA Show is the world’s premier automotive specialty products trade event, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s dates were November 5th-8th, including more than 2,400 world-class companies, including 500 brand-new exhibitors.
INDIAN SUMMER Published in Airbrush Action Magazine, April 2001 Created in Autumn 2000 Size and Surface: 48” x 36” on 100% pure cotton duck stretched canvas. For this painting, I’m working on a Monet Master Wrap Canvas by Masterpiece Artist Canvas.
Newly expanded and extremely versatile, the Iwata Eclipse Series features general-purpose, high-paint flow airbrushes covering a wide range of uses. Fine artists and automotive custom painters find the Eclipse easy to maintain and highly durable. Commonly used to spray premixed or heavier paints, the Eclipse Series is designed for precise control of spray when applying moderate to large amounts of paint to a variety of surfaces.