April Solomon Illustrations & Fine Art
A Traditional Look at Classical Fantasy
A collection of finished drawings, doodles, and studies.
Original Works of Art
All traditional paintings and drawings of various mediums available for purchase.
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About the artist
Born and raised in a home beloved by artists, April grew up with an outstanding desire to pursue her love for capturing fantastical mythology on paper. Today she creates her art using a variety of traditional mediums such as colored pencil, acrylics, watercolor, gouache, and oils. She has self-published, and exhibited her work at numerous galleries and art conventions in both the states and Canada.
"Art is the sincere intention to research nature in all its natural glory, to gather ideas and inspiration for the betterment of bringing to life something new and fantastical." April S.
Whats happening in 2019
Upcoming Art conventions, galleries, and other events of note worthy.
Designer Con 2019
July 31 2019
This year ill be trying out a new convention to show my artwork. The Designer-Con venue is supposed to be one of the very best around that is committed to exhibiting handmade products such as artwork, pop-art, toys, collectible, plushies and lots more!
More to be said later about exactly where they will be placing me and my work.
I'm looking forward to this new experience and will have some new artwork available along with my latest limited edition 'SKETCHBOOK 2019', prints, jewelry, and more.
NOVEMBER 22 - 24
FRIDAY (VIP only) 5PM-9pm
SATURDAY 10am - 7pm
SUNDAY 11am - 6pm
LOCATION OF VENUE
Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C & D
800 W. Katella Ave
Anaheim CA 92802
Check out the link below if you wish to purchase tickets.
Self-published books for 2019
S K E T C H B O O K 2019
I'm very pleased and excited to announce my second self published book titled SKETCHBOOK 2019. This time I had 250 books printed - limited edition print run. Inside you will find written tidbits about what mediums I used, where I was, and what transpired at the time.
Every book will include a number - 1 through 250 - a personal drawing on the inside cover, and signature to increase the value of each book. I'm also very stoked about the special UV spot varnish and raised font on the cover. The texture and raised font add so much to the book.
These books will be available in my shop as soon as Wondercon 2019 is over and done. Please e-mail me if you're interested in having me set aside a book for you.
Lastly, I must give a shout out to the printers Nonstop Publishing for helping me see this project through to the end. If you want to look into publishing and printing your own book, I highly recommend Nonstop Printing.
Nonstop Printing is a very dedicated print shop in Santa Monica, Los Angels. This is the second time I worked with Leiman Chan, and I couldn't be happier to his attention to detail and me getting the most out of the printing quality. The entire staff is amazing! Give them a call if you want to work with a company that cares about quality. - this is not an add, but a respectful nod to the people that took my book idea and made it the best version it could be.
6226 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Show begins March 29th - 31st
This will be my fourth year exhibiting at the Wondercon in Anaheim California. I am looking forward to exhibiting along side the incredible talent found at Wondercon. Come check out my latest artwork including original, prints, jewelry and self published books. Come find me in the artists alley table E-29. Hope to see you there!.
March 29th - 31st
Anahiem Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Sketching from the Imagination: Creatures & Monsters
3D publishing is releasing a new book!
Upcoming in early- mid May of 2019, I well be showing my dragons and werewolves in the first publishing of Sketching from the Imagination: Creatures & Monsters by 3D publishing.
I was most grateful to be asked to show my work alongside with many other talented hard working artists. I'll keep you posted of its official release.
Creative Talent Network CTN 2019
January 1, 2019
CTN is short for 'Creative Talent Network' it's filled with not just animation but illustration and fine art from some of the top pros working in the industry. It will be my third year exhibiting my work in the big artists tent. Haven't got my table placement yet but don't let that stop you from checking out this incredible event filled with animation, illustration in film, game, novels, and graphic novels, fine art, and so much more.
November 21st - 24th
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel
-next to the airport-
2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
During the end of October last year I had the Revolution Gallery reach out to me from Buffalo New York about displaying my work. This gallery is truly amazing. I respect this space for showing the -not so normal- work thats expected from most galleries these days. I submitted a single painting titled 'Cursed shapes' painted in alkyd on gessoed masonite 11" X 14" I unfortunately couldn't attend the opening but Im sure it was amazing. Please check out this gallery for future exhibits.
Interview by the Laguna Beach Magazine 2019
January 1, 2019
Just last December 2018, the Laguna Beach Magazine sent me an e-mail asking for an interview about how I create my work, the process of thinking, along with a single image of my art.
I was so excited and honored to be apart of the community magazine.
If you have the chance, please find the recent issue of Laguna Beach Magazine for Feb 2019. You can find the interview near the back of the magazine.
I will include the link so you can se for yourself - in case you cant find a magazine stand near by.