“Serpienta”

“Serpienta”

Medusa(s) have gradually become one of my favorite subject matters  for various reasons. The mythological origin of it appeals to me, as well as the female aspect, and the fusion of human and animal forms is visually fascinating. Add to that some Day of the Dead flavoring, and you've got an Ivins bonanza! Not since "Valentina" have I poured so…
Pacific San Diego Magazine Cover

Pacific San Diego Magazine Cover

This  was the cover illustration for Pacific San Diego Magazine's Art Issue. They wanted some graffiti-themed art that would reference some local San Diego landmarks. I wanted to connect these themes as well as illustrate the underground, sometimes subversive nature of graffiti art in general. Placing the art beneath the Coronado Bridge served both needs, and draws (heh) a nice…
“Marcos” Candle

“Marcos” Candle

This religious Mexican-style candle features stunning custom artwork by one Nicholas Ivins. Candle measures 8″ tall and 2.25″ wide. Wax color may differ from photo.
“Marcos”

“Marcos”

Roughly one year after I made "Luna," I decided to do a male companion piece. At that time the mixed media process I used to create it was a departure for me, and I replicated it for this one - pencils, markers, colored pencils, acrylic and digital. It's a little more time-consuming than my normal process, but I enjoy the…
“Like Mother’s Milk”

“Like Mother’s Milk”

This is a continuation of my recent "Evil Friends" piece. I guess something about the character struck a chord with me, and is yet another opportunity to spoof/skewer (skoofer?) 1950's suburban Americana.
“Rita” Candle

“Rita” Candle

This religious Mexican-style candle features stunning custom artwork by one Nicholas Ivins. Candle measures 8″ tall and 2.25″ wide. Wax color may differ from photo.
“Rita”

“Rita”

This was a fun, fairly quick project I started at the Day of the Dead Festival in Old Town, San Diego. Obviously, that time of the year is big and busy for me, and for some weeks leading up to the holiday, I had been feeling a little worn out on Dia-related art. But the great (and at times exhausting)…
“Corazones”

“Corazones”

Although there is a pervasive oddness to my work, I haven't dabbled much in actual surrealism (even though I identify with the lowbrow/pop surrealism movement). My work (and brain) tends to be fairly literal-minded, grounded mostly in a stylized reality save for a divergent detail or two. With this piece, a concept I had in mind for a while, I…