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CONTACT- tmadd1956@gmail.com    All Art Is Copyright © Tom Maddalena
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I get plenty of assignments from different sources. Most people have something in mind but they can't get it across without having an artist come to them to help develop their concept. That's where people like myself come in. 
 
 
 
  The turtle on the right is having too much fun....

   


Hot Sauce Girl
  
 
they have really good Fried Gator Tail
 
 
 Born to Ride Magazine Cover! I did this in 2005
 

My drawing for a Plant City, Florida Jelly Mfg.  

 
Ribfest in St Pete, Fl 2011 
I drew this and Kathy Fuzi Colored and then 
Printed it at her Screen Printing Facility.
  
 
Silas Beach was the Art Director for Jimmy Guanas.
 
This is old but still like it.....
They have lousy drinks and lazy waitresses... so naturally i go there when I am in Florida.
 
Stone Crab time again. I didn't invent the
turtle but I did redraw it. The crabs and the rest
are all mine. Did this for Silas Beach Co.

This is Mr Moose.... It's a project for the Laconia
Bike Rally in Laconia, New Hampshire.


This is the Sketchy Part, a sample to show the customer.... Derwent Pencils on Bristol Paper. I like the feel of the Derwents on paper.



Well, this is how he went out the door... Mean looking for a moose.
 
 
 
Event Design
 
Here are a few examples: 

This one was used for ads and as a t-shirt design for Crystal River Harley Davidson and also as the cover for that month's Born To ride Magazine.

I did this with Kathy Fuzi at her screenprinting shop... She's a great artist and a dynamite art director.

I really had fun putting these manatees on bikes... 

 

Christmassy Stuff 

  Crystal River Harley Davidson Toy Run
 
  
 I'm a BIG KoolKat Saloon Fan!
 
I combine sketching, ink drawing and computer design into my art. I was making art for people as far back as grade school and it became my career.
I have a scratchy kind of style that most art teachers normally try to torture out of their students
but I had some good ones who left me alone for the most part. I don't have a clipart type style.
In 10th Grade I went to Boces in Bellmore, N.Y for commercial art and camera....
at the time that was the best atmosphere for me
to learn Art Construction...


I also went to the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver back when it was a really cool old school. Back then it was run by the owner Phil Steele who at one time had been one of the artists behind
 "Prince Valiant Comics".  
I don't think I could have been exposed to a better art environment.

I have worked in Manhattan for a small screen printing shop that really did a lot of knockoff work..
The owner would come in and pass out greeting cards from different companies and tell everybody to use their images to make up kid designs... so as I saw it there was nowhere to go with them. It was
upsetting to steal art. But that was the scene in NYC.
I had so many of my own ideas. So went my
dream of working in the city.

But moving on, I had a lot of luck as far as it goes getting work in Florida simply because there are so many businesses opening there who need the services of an artist. I still do most of my work for customers in Florida. Luckily they mostly seem to be interested in originality.
 
I still work for a lot of people in Florida but I've moved to Texas.
   
 
NEW STUFF
 
 
I am working on a NEW KoolKat Saloon
Design.... I'll update things as they progress.
 

 
KoolKat is going through some changes... I think
we might need to have an Intervention....
 


 This is how KoolKat Saloon ended up...


The printer, John Grindinger, did a great job
 with this on a manual press.
 
Pencil &
Sketch Art
 
    I like to sketch out ideas as I think of them. So my sketch books are full of all kinds of weird stuff. They don't all go much further than the idea stage because they are fresh thoughts. A lot of times I am satisfied with them they way they are as sketches.
 
 
 
Some other sketches:
 
 
 
Runaway Pets. Dogs and cats always run away on me.
 

 

Gila Monster 

 

Turtle Egg

 
I get lots of pig requests... more than you'd believe. 
 
 
Animals in the Bar....  
 

 
I like Popeye..... he's diggin' retirement.

 
 
I did this recently for a friend of mine Steve Rinsel from Apache Junction ......We both like
Hot Rod Art. So I did this for him
in Greasy Culture style.
 

This is for a Racing Outfit in Florida. That wolf's head is definitely styled after art by Tex Avery. But he doesn't mind.. I'm sure.
 
 
Sometimes all you need is Black and White.
You should see how pretty this came out on T-Shirts. Wow. My Art Printed by Fuzi Graphics.

 
Dream Catcher.
 
 


My friend Zappo BFMC had it painted on his Harley.
 

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