A History of Holiday Art
My Mom (professional artist Joyce Wimer) had been creating beautiful holiday cards to send out for the family long before I was born. That's what I knew growing up - and then she handed the job off to my three brothers and I. We took turns (my siblings all amazing artists in their own ways) once we turned 10, and when I left the nest and was living overseas it was a great way to stay connected with friends and family stateside. I haven't missed a year yet. I typically don't share so much personal stuff online, but a lot of these are fan faves for my family and friends. They've also had some popularity on Etsy - find puzzles, prints and more there!
Holiday Fun Ski Mountain Illustration delivers a heap of crazy, funny scenes that any skier/snowboarder will appreciate. From snowball fights to ski chases to some less than G-rated scenes, there's plenty to discover and laugh about it here. Mixed in are some surprising appearances.
Here's the backup to the 2022 Christmas Card. A little more love for the Rankin Bass world and all the fun holiday memories. I'd hire him as my bouncer...
Christmas Classic Characters Meet Norman Rockwell Mashup borrows a familiar scene from one of the great American illustrators of all time, and then seats some of the most memorable (live action) Christmas movie characters for a colorful and fun piece of art. Tons of detail featuring key elements of Christmas classics (and some oddballs).
Rankin-Bass characters mashed-up with cultural touch points have been so popular the previous years, I had to revisit this again. This year, the villains star in the famous police line-up movie poster from the cult classic The Usual Suspects. The printed card was decent size, but still too small to actually see the crazy detail I put into the characters, so enjoy it here in its digital glory!
Rankin-Bass characters playing poker were so popular the previous year, I had to return them in a mashup in the famous Edward Hopper Nighthawks piece. The printed card was decent size, but still too small to actually see the crazy detail I put into the characters, so enjoy it here in its digital glory!
Christmas Cards (get it? poker cards...) A nod to Rankin-Bass and their timeless animated holiday characters and the famous (or infamous depending on your taste) "Dogs Playing Poker" by C.M. Coolidge.
Christmas Cards (get it? poker cards...) A variation on my earlier work that now adds other Christmas animated characters to the Rankin-Bass villains and their timeless animated holiday characters and the famous (or infamous depending on your taste) "Dogs Playing Poker" by C.M. Coolidge.
You Got Yours, I'll Take Mine
A Meesters Christmas
Eschering in A New Year
Santa and the holidays carrying the load for businesses and the economy.
Elves Hard at Work
Pizza Hut Holidays
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
The Nutcracker Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree
"So, How's Your Year Been, Kid?"