Turns out that Hank Ketchum, the creator of "Dennis the Menace" was a fan and admirer of the work of Chuck Jones. Although Mr. Ketchum has passed away, one of the official artists for his estate–we won't tell you who–has submitted this wonderful mixed media work to the Center's Red Dot Auction, to be held on Saturday, May 11 from 6 to 9 PM at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Buy your tickets here! To view more of the submissions for the Red Dot Auction, click on the image below. To pre-bid, contact your Chuck Jones art consultant.
Chuck Jones Galleries:
San Diego: 888-294-9880 or SanDiego@ChuckJones.com
Costa Mesa: 866-248-2556 or CostaMesa@ChuckJones.com
The Chuck Jones Galleries are pleased to announce that art superstar, Ron Burns, he of the neon-colored dogs and cats, is working on new original work utilizing the characters created and developed by Chuck Jones. His first work, a portrait of Bugs Bunny, is on the easel; you'll be able to follow his progress by clicking here.
Over 20 years ago,
artist Ron Burns picked up a paint brush for the first time and started
painting as a release from the corporate world where he was running his Los
Angeles based marketing and design studio. It was only a couple of years
later, in his quest to find what truly inspired him, that he looked down into
the eyes of his newly rescued puppy Rufus that began his fine art career of
painting bright, colorful, loving dogs.
wasn't until he sold a few paintings of the family four-legged-kids, that his
wife, Buff, said she could no longer part with the paintings and so, once more,
Ron found himself looking for inspiration. He found it next, when taking
a trip to the local animal shelter while on vacation in Aspen. After
painting several of the dogs and selling the paintings, he donated a percentage
back to the shelter beginning what Ron calls, Art is Going to the Dogs.
He might have remained content
painting only shelter dogs, but on September 11, 2001 after taking his morning
run, he turned on the TV to see the world change forever. As he watched
the events unfold he saw the story of Sirius, the explosive-detection dog that
lost his life in Tower II. He reached out to David Lim his handler which
lead to the painting of Sirius and then on to meeting pet therapy dogs and
search and rescue dogs involved in the tragedy.
then Ron has painted numerous dogs that have survived insurmountable odds, dogs
that devote their lives through their service to humans as well as continuing
to portray the beauty of rescued dogs and the much loved family member.
work has been seen throughout the media world from CNN to Time magazine,
collected around the world and honored by various awards. It is now fair
to say that he has accomplished what few artists have; and that is an art
movement. Today artists around the world see his art and are inspired to
paint like Burns. Who could ever have imagined, that looking down into
his best friend furever's eyes could have changed his life so drastically as
well as the art world.