Patrick Guyton fuses his experience as an animation background artist and sign painter with ancient leafing and glazing techniques to create contemporary masterpieces. Whether depicting mysterious women, flitting hummingbirds, or moonlit ponds, Guytons artwork is adored by art lovers and collected around the world. Born in Newcastle, Pennsylvania in 1964, Guyton set the groundwork for his artistic career by the age of 6 under the guidance of his parents, a commercial artist and an interior designer.
Guytons father taught him the tenants of sign painting, such as concept strategies, font design, hand lettering, and pin-striping. His industrial towns traditional career offerings didnt interest Guyton, so in 1984 he attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied fine arts, sculpture, and design theory. He graduated with an associates degree in visual communications.Guyton moved to Southern California in 1987. He had aspirations of launching a music career, and to support himself, he worked as a fine and commercial artist, creating airbrush illustration, murals, and signage. Guyton also taught fourth grade art at Vineyard Middle School in Anaheim, California. In 1997, Guyton joined Linda Jones Enterprises/Warner Bros. As a background painter for legendary cartoonist and animator Chuck Jones. Guyton was also commissioned by Looney Tunes/McKimson Productions where he became the background painter for Robert McKimson, Jr. The son of famous Warner Bros. Guyton worked on McKimsons Limited-Edition Sports Animation Cels. Shortly thereafter, Guyton was commissioned by Hanna-Barbera as a background artist and celluloid painter. During this time Guyton was privileged to study under Maurice Noble. Noble played a role in shaping the animation industry since the 1950s, working on Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Dumbo, and Pinocchio, as well as the 1966 version of The Grinch That Stole Christmas. There is no other word than surreal for such a thing, Guyton says. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that seemed to just keep unfolding. I got to work with a lot of iconic animators, background painters, and studios. Guytons career continued to encompass many different fields of application and technique that would be instrumental in the eventual launch of his fine art career. Along with book and product illustration, he created hundreds of milk cap designs during the Pog craze for Trov Inc. He also created character designs and animations for internet upstart Honeytree Productions.
Guyton even created graphics for various types of vehicles and painted specialty vehicles for Ford, Chevrolet, and other auto manufacturers. In 2006, Guyton was brought on board as Head Art Director for West Entertainment Group Inc. He helmed the companys Unreal Dream project, designing and executing the artwork for its over-the-top couture gaming computers. His experience working in animation helped shape his artistic style as well, learning from animations Golden Age geniuses like Jones and Noble. By painting animation celluloids, Guyton gained first-hand knowledge of how to effectively use negative space and minimalism.
Since metal normally expands and contracts in different temperatures, Guyton developed a way to keep his paintings intact. He experimented for a year to create the perfect formulation for his boards, eventually developing metal boards with a special plastic core. These special boards are now manufactured exclusively for him to use in his art. Guyton meticulously tiles each board with super-thin squares of gold or silver.
Since he cannot sketch his images onto the surface, he draws upon his commercial art techniquesusing dedicated brushstrokes to create his imagery. It can take over a month to complete one work. Guytons technique doesnt allow for the creation of limited-edition works, so every artwork from Guyton is unique.
The item "Patrick Guyton, GOLDIE With RED CHOP Mixed Media On Aluminum, Signed" is in sale since Thursday, July 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art". The seller is "mill701" and is located in Key West, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.