Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Art Exhibit

There are 17 painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramists, jewelers . . . that will be displaying and selling their work at this one day invitational show and sale that centers around an environmental theme.

The show will be held in the St, James Parish Hall EarthWorks gallery, on the shore of Skaneateles Lake.

A few of my new paintings [and a couple older], plus several photographs will be on exhibit.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Carol Ackles, Cindy Bell, Scott Bennett, Cathy Crowther, Charlie Crowther, Steven Fland, John Francis McCarthy, Rudy Hellmann, Holly Knott, Liz Micho, Lisa Noviasky, Bob Ripley, Jerry Russell, Dee vonHunke, Diana Whiting

Friday, April 11, 2008


Q What is STUDIO 309?
A 309 was my studio number when I was in the Illustration program at Syracuse University. When I started my business in 1991, I chose STUDIO 309 as my business name (DBA) because I had fond memories of my time at S.U., and because I like the sound of it.

Q Jerry or Gerald -- which is it?
A It's both. Gerald is my given name. Jerry is the common derivative of Gerald. That's Jerry with a "J". (Gerry with a "G" is another common spelling).

Q So... are you STUDIO 309 or Jerry Russell Illustration?
A STUDIO 309 is the name of my business (dba), which started out as mostly design and desktop publishing, with a little illustration thrown in the mix. Since around the end of 2001, I have been promoting myself as Jerry Russell, Illustrator because I've been concentrating my efforts more on marketing my illustration and trying to establish more name recognition in the industry.

Q So, what happened to STUDIO 309?
A Studio 309 is still the official, registered name of my business. I still get a lot of design work from existing clients, but for marketing the Illustration end of the business, I use my name.

Q Mac or PC?
A I use Macs (a MacPro and a G5 tower) to do all of my digital illustration and design. I still have the first one I ever bought, back in 1991 (for $2,300) It's a Mac II Si. My laptop is a MacBook Pro.

Q How do you paint on a computer?
A I use a Wacom 4 digital tablet and Photoshop. Sometimes I use Corel Painter, but Photoshop does most of what I need to do with digital paint, and it's far more stable than Painter. I keep a Wacom 3 in my laptop bag for painting while I'm traveling.

Q Where is Liverpool?
A Liverpool is a suburb of Syracuse, NY, right in the middle of the state. Four hours from Manhattan, 2 hours from the Adirondacks. Home of Heid's - world famous hotdog stand!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

America on Wheels

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Saturday, April 5, 2008


Artwork for packaging, point of purchase, marketing and in-house publications.
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008


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