Pop Art, Retail Art, T-Shirt & Logo Design by Pagani
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Toonz.me represents the cartoon, abstract-portrait, pop-caricature art and retail art of "Doctor Obvious" Pagani. The name comes from the artist's fertile imagination and it implies that the art isn't just for you - it is you. The original site which combined cartoon art with fine art and photography is called The Roadside Artist - based on the artist's early roadside/event tent shows and is a name given to the artist by an art critic - it remains to this day, a monument to the good old bad old days of having to pimp art at every cheesy little small town event there was...
Today ToonZ Me! represent the "happy art" philosophy; creation for creation's sake - art that makes people smile. There is no deeper meaning here. If you can find a smile from looking at the "toonz" then their purpose has been accomplished. Become part of the ToonZ Me! family.....
Meet The Artist
Artist-designer Doctor Obvious is an award-winning painter, documentary photographer and graphic designer. Beginning as a hobby painter many years ago, the artist also created editorial cartoons for west coast newspapers, plus graphic designs for many commercial and personal web sites. Corporate collections include Ernst & Young, and Mt Gay distilleries.
The artist was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in difficult times, in a family that often found itself homeless. Those were tough days! At that time, the young artist developed an interest in street art including graffiti. The artist's family was homeless in many many west coast towns and there is a family joke about being from Bel Air .... living in an old Chevrolet Bel Air, that is.
Over time, the artist's work naturally developed in three directions: Pop art cartoon-caricatures, huge freeform abstracts, and fine art landscapes. The latter works began to gain critical notice in 2002. The artist has also worked in a modified, updated abstract expressionist style - some of this work may be seen here. The artist has won numerous awards and prizes in various competitions including many first place and "Best in Class" awards.
Traveling in a small RV to do paintings and sketches, the Pagani eclectic style of open, free-form abstract impressionism and pop art was dubbed roadside art by one article-writer, and the name has stuck to this very day..
In more recent times, the artist has branched out into the study of portrait drawing, pop-caricature art and cartoons of people - both famous and not so famous.
Pop Art Illustration Sample Gallery
Fine Art Samples
For more fine art, visit the Painter of Oregon gallery. For a blog of people caricatures and cartoons: Funny Face Blog. Cat cartoons and logo designs can be found at the artist's blog, Crazy Cat Face.
P.O. Box 686