I am available for freelance illustration, storyboarding, sketch art, and concept art in Print/Advertising/Entertainment companies in the Los Angeles area (in-house) or anywhere across the globe (remotely.) I accept fine-art commissions only as my schedule allows. I do not accept tattoo-design commissions. // jawcooper@gmail.com

March 30, 2014

Season of Spring @ Flower Pepper Gallery

Here are two pieces that I made for Flower Pepper Gallery's "Season of Spring" show curated by Daniel Rolnik. Both sold the opening night!

Gouache and Graphite
image: 5"x7" matted: 8"x10"

Gouache and Colorase
image: 5"x7" matted: 8"x10"

Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening and to the two lovely people who purchased these two pieces!

March 25, 2014

Insect Sculptures In Progress

A little update on my insect sculptures! I've made a few into double-brooches and have been experimenting with new building techniques to make them hardier and faster to make so I can lower prices. I am expecting to have at least 100 little insects available for sale through my solo show in April 2015 at la Luz de Jesus Gallery! So excited to see them all hanging together!

More updates to come!

March 15, 2014

Insect Sculptures

A horde of critters being painted and prepped on my desk! I've got bees, dragonflies, beetles, and a TON of cicadas- my favorite...

March 14, 2014

Dining and Drawing

Sometimes I like to leave strange little drawings behind when I go out to eat...

March 10, 2014

"Feral Creatures" Teasers!

Oh man! I have so much catching up to do!
Here were my four paintings for Modern Eden Gallery's "Feral Creatures" show.

Please contact the gallery with inquiries:

Some WIP photos:

Here they are right before I took them to the framers:

"Brittle Bones" (available)

"Take Flight" (SOLD)

"Bad Blood" (available)

"Timid" (SOLD)

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March 9, 2014


Here is my piece for Flower Pepper's show "Twice Told Tales."

(Based on archetypes in Grimm's Fairy tales)
graphite, colorase, acrylic on frosted acetate
Image: 7"x9"
Frame: 11"x13"

Please contact the gallery with inquiries at: contact@flower-pepper.com

February 17, 2014

"Resting Place"

Here is my painting currently available through WWA Gallery in Culver City as part of the PRISMA Collective Show!

J.A.W. Cooper
"Resting Place"
graphite and gouache
8.5"x4.5" image (17"x13" framed)

If you are interested in this piece please contact the gallery director Rob Faucette at: rob@wwagallery.com

February 15, 2014

"Resting Place" Teasers

Here are some photos of a new little painting that will be available as part of the Prisma Collective Annual Group Show at WWA Gallery in Culver city opening TONIGHT! I'll be there, and if you are in the area, stop in and say hello!

Full image coming tomorrow- but for now, teasers:

"Resting Place"
graphite and gouache
8.5"x4.5" image (17"x13" framed)

If you are interested in this piece please contact the gallery director Rob Faucette at: rob@wwagallery.com.

February 14, 2014

"Strength" at Last Rites Gallery

Here is the full image of my painting for "The Art of Tarot" show at Last Rites Gallery in New York which opened Jan 18th, 2014.

This painting sold at the opening reception!

Artist - J.A.W. Cooper
Title - "Strength"
Medium - ink, gouache, gold acrylic
Dimensions - image size: 9"x13" // framed: ~15"x19"
Tarot card association - Strength

 A big thank you to Aunia Kahn and all the lovely folks over at Last Rites Gallery for inviting me to participate!

February 9, 2014

"End Times" Comic Cover

Here is a comic cover I illustrated last year for "End Times of Bram and Ben." A big thank you to Jim Festante and James Asmus for hiring me; it was a blast to work on!

Find this issue in a comic store near you!

January 9, 2014

Wolf Skull Pillow- WIP

I am working on this large wolf-skull floor pillow for fun. The foam sculpting and pattern making are done and not I just need to sew and detail it! The fabric I will use is a light grey vinyl. Very excited.

January 4, 2014

Hooked on NHM Sketching

Pentel Brush-Pen sketches from a some recent excursions to the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Natural History Museums.

I would really like to take a couple weeks and tour great Natural History Museums around the US and just draw until my fingers fall off. If you have any suggestions for amazing Natural History Museums or Curio shops to visit please post them below! (Emphasis on NHM's within 1000 miles of Los Angeles, but out-of-the-country suggestions are welcome too!)