Today we feature out first in a long series of PhanArtists, those creative individuals who were part of the first incarnation of PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish, and have continued to share their artists creations and endeavors with the Phish community.
Aaron “AJ” Masthay burst into the concert print scene in 2001 with his editions of linoleum blockprints. Traditionally trained at the Hartford Art School, AJ designs, carves, and prints every piece of art by hand. With art firmly based in realism, he uses multiple colors, subject matter, and composition to draw the viewer in. AJ recently moved his shop, Masthay Studios, and is now located out of West Hartford, CT.
AJ has created some amazing prints in the past year, including the Bass Bomb for Hampton, Bass Bomb 2 (thanks to a huge response for the first print), Red Rocks TRex, The First Official McLovins Posters, and an amazing Geisha poster for the PhanArt kickoff party in February.
AJ is one of the great artists to emerge from the Phish scene, and stands to produce great things for many years to come.
Check out his work at www.masthaystudios.com
AJ’s newest is a tryptic for the shows in Indio, CA, at the end of October. 3 amazing posters, The Horseman
(Limited edition of 66, 7 color lino block print), Gill-o-tine (Limited edition of 131, 8 color lino block print), and Satan’s Stew
(Limited edition of 66, 8 color lino block print)
While the Gill-o-tine prints will be available individually (#’s 67-131), #’s 1-66 will only be offered as a set of three. Onsale date and time for all prints is Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 12 noon EST. Prints are limited to 2 per person.
A Matching set of all three prints – $100.00 plus shipping
A Single Gill-o-tine print – $35 plus shipping
Check out these images below, as well as on his website