Brittney Thomas - @BombShell_Deluxe
Michael Ramirez - @buckwildbrand
Masanobu Nakane - @centerroots
Josh Culver - @culvercustoms
Jen Hallett - @jen_hallett_art
Jeral Tidwell - @artboytidwell
Jessie Madera - @thepaintingbuzz
Jim McShea - @mcsheajim_art
Beth Kearney - @lildamestripes
Darren McKeag - @McKeagArt
Cory "Mr. Oz" Mroz - @mrozdesigns
Paul Thomas - @Paulie_Deluxe
Vanessa Power - @signsofpower
Taylor Nagel - @TopShelfSigns
Brittney Thomas - @BombShell_DeluxeOxford, Flordia
Im Brittney Thomas but most of you know me as Bombshell Deluxe. I'm originally from CA but I now reside in a small country town in Oxford, FL. I attended Wyotech in Sacramento, CA and that is where I found the Kustom Kulture world and fell in love. Since then I have been honing my skills on anything from shoes, skateboards, to helmets and motorcycles! I mainly specialize in metalflake and kandy paint. My style of artwork is inspired from old school choppers, hotrods, all the way to wild lowriders. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my knowledge. Thanks!
Michael Ramirez - @buckwildbrandLos Angeles, California
Michael “Buckwild Brand” Ramirez based out of Los Angeles California has graced publications all over the world for the past decade. Featuring work from many high profiles such as Sailor Jerry Rum, Harley Davidson motorcycles, Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Norman Reedus of Walking Dead, Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Yelawolf, LA speed shop, Dixxon flannels and many more. With over 20 years in the industry Buckwild Brand has became a staple to unique custom paint & design in the Kustom Kulture industry as well as A-list celebrities from all over the world.
Masanobu Nakane - @centerrootsToyota, Japan
From a young age I was interested in drawing and fabricating. I thought I wanted to be a special effects artist or an illustrator or a painter/sign painter. Once I discovered air brushing I became more interested in custom painting. My thought was really just to paint my own bike but It turned out to be much more than that. I don't want to be just a painter,I want to create and design. Since starting CENTER ROOTS in 2000. I am always iooking for new challenges and ideas.
Jen Hallett - @jen_hallett_artLos Angeles, California
I’m Jen Hallett, an artist based out of Southern California. I’ve been painting professionally in the automotive industry for 13 years. When I was 19 I apprenticed at a restoration shop doing all the fun jobs like degreasing engine bays and color sanding trucks to get buffed out. Eventually I found my place in the paint shop. I started my paint career pinstriping and that hasopened up so much in the world of paint for me. Knowing how to pinstripe and learning proper brush control have helped me move into lettering, which is a huge passion of mine. Most of my commission work in the last 8 years has been on motorcycles and helmets and I’ve had the privilege of working closely with companies like Biltwell and Babes Ride Out with paint work and logo design work. I’m always growing artistically, and I look forward to offering what I can to new people in the industry.
Jeral Tidwell - @artboytidwellLouisville, Kentucky
Name: Jeral Tidwell / www.humantree.com
Stats: 5' 9", 190 lbs, Hard as coffin nails and soft as homemade biscuits.
Inspiration: Sarah Tidwell
Pro since: 1988
Injuries: 29 broken bones, joints, and teeth. Stitches 52 times, 7 TKOs
Belts: World body painting champion
Medium: All ( pencil, pen, brush, printing press, wood, metal, computers, etc... )
Hobbies: Bicycles and fishing
Kryptonite: Sarah and Chocolate
Ride: 1989 Mitsubishi Montero ( under construction, not currently running )
Current location: Louisville, KY
Life Moto: If you don’t have time to do it right, when are you gonna have time to fix it?
Jessie Madera - @thepaintingbuzzNew York City, New York
At first glance, your eyes compound by the bright, dramatic pops of color that can easily mislead your minds first instinctual process of emotions before heeding to the subject matter that often leads to hidden messages of fear, hope or the underlying struggles, and vulnerability tends to lends to. And yet, the familiarity of the feelings invoked can provide relatability to even the most unconventional subject matters.
Creating art that allows the whole sum of society to relate to at least one point in the works is a subconscious unifier to not only others who view the piece but to all other works in the collection.
With a focus on acrylic and airbrush, using a mix of hyperrealism and pop surrealist techniques, I am able to demonstrate disguised macabre themes in a whimsical execution that has taken 10 years to cultivate. This allows for a resonating moment of connection to childlike innocence with the ripened angst we deal with as we cultivate maturity.
Having recent features in publications such as Inked Magazine, Gnarly Magazine, and Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine, the reach out to a community of lowbrow enthusiast with an eye for highbrow execution has fueled a challenge to the everyday perceptions of the fine art world juxtaposed with the underground kustom culture.
Jim McShea - @mcsheajim_artBradenton, Flordia
My name is Jim McShea formely of Jims Lettering an Grafix. I was born an raised in New Jersey. I’m 59 and a self-taught artist. I was self employed for 27 yrs. I was approached by Feld Entertainment a year ago, an took a position as a senior paint automotive specialist. Translation, i paint the Grave Digger monster truck. Ive bin painting Grave Digger for 19 yrs. now. Feld was shipping bodies to my shop in Jersey, then they started flyin me back an fourt for approx 4yrs. They finally offered me a position an told me they wanted me in house. I moved to Bradenton FL an work in Palmetto home of Feld Entertainment a year ago. Ive lettered an painted custom signage, comercial trucks, dragcars, funnycars, pro-mod dragbikes, harley’s , hotrods an monster trucks! I totally love and enjoy painting, striping etc... i started out painting out of chicken coupe some 28 years ago an now i work for one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, painting the most popular monster truck in the world ... I am truly honored to be a part of Brushmasters Getaway 2018 !! Thank you James R McShea 3rd.
Beth Kearney - @lildamestripesLoveland, Colorado
Beth Kearney based out of Loveland, Colorado is a full time pinstriper with over fifteen years experience in custom pinstriping, graphics and leafwork. She specializes in tight designs, with super fine lines. Whether it’s a car, bike, fire engine, or art piece, Beth always gives the job 110% and prides herself in clean unique work on each job. Published in numerous magazines you may have seen her work grace the pages of Auto art, Sign Craft, the Horse, and Cycle Source. -Beth
Darren McKeag - @McKeagArtCedar Rapids, Iowa
Hello, my name is Darren McKeag. Most of my art is a compilation of motorbike influenced art, however, I do hot rod inspired art as well. I've been an illustrator all of my life, and have tattooed for the last 30 years. For the past 11 years, I have worked mainly with enamel paints, in addition to tattooing. All of my enamel paintings are done by hand, with a brush. I also enjoy working in other mediums, such as acrylic, pen and ink, colored pencil and limited edition screen printed posters. Ranging from complete motorbike paint jobs, helmet paint jobs, pinstriping to t-shirt and event poster designs and even logo designs, the spectrum of my art is very broad. Again, thanks very much for viewing my art...
Cory "Mr. Oz" Mroz - @mrozdesignsPagosa Springs, Colorado
Im an artist originally from Indiana now based in Colorado. I have 15 years experience in automotive paint but mostly known for pinstriping, lettering and traveling, and paint on choppers, vans, lowriders, etc. I as well try to dabble in new mediums of art whenever I can.
I have a couple helpers nowadays at Mr.Oz Designs, were located in the mountains of Colorado and ship pieces all over the world. We are constantly trying to create new exciting pieces of work in various mediums, from custom sign paint & fabrication, store front design & marketing techniques, to unique paint works & logos... whatever gets the creative wheels turning with lots of paint and weird shit, were totally interested! I look forward to meeting and working with you to excel your brush work at the Brushmasters Get-a-Way!
Paul Thomas - @Paulie_DeluxeOxford, Florida
Paul Thomas is a pinstriper and custom painter originally from Flint, MI. He spent some time attending Wyotech in Sacramento CA honing his skills in the custom world. And now currently residing in Oxford FL. With over 15 years experience in the auto restoration and refinishing industry and 8 years in the custom paint and pinstriping industry over that time his work has been seen in many media publications He has painted multiple guitars for D'Angelico guitars that have been featured at the Namm show over the years. And created a number of award winning paint jobs that have been and currently shown across the country. His style tells a story and reflects his experiences and travels form the classic and traditional influences of the auto industry from his home state to the Kustom and low rider influence of the west coast.
Vanessa Power - @signsofpowerDublin, Ireland
Hi, I’m Vanessa, a sign painter from Dublin, Ireland. I started my sign painting business ‘Signs of Power’ in 2014 and I’ve been hard at it painting letters ever since.
Working mainly in 1 Shot enamel paints. And with a love for clean, well executed type I aim to apply this to all my work. My style is in bright, bold lettering, whilst trying to experiment with shading effects where I can. Referencing 20th century type sample catalogues, other sign craftsmen, contemporary design and ephemera.
I paint a variety of signs from smaller boards, to shop fronts and windows to larger scale hand lettered murals. I also dabble in gold leaf, both for glass and boards. I’ve been commissioned to paint for Facebook Ireland, Jameson Whiskey, Twitter Ireland, Guinness, several leading Irish design agencies, local cafes, pubs, restaurants, and many more.
And I can’t wait to come to the US to teach at this years Brushmasters Getaway.
Taylor Nagel - @TopShelfSignsSaginaw, Michigan
Hey guys! It’s Taylor from Top Shelf Signs. I’m a one man sign shop out of Bay City, Michigan. I grew up traveling the carnival circuit with my family’s concession business. I would watch old timers out on the midway paint rides and trailers. I didn’t know it back then but those dudes were shaping me into a paint huffin, 1Shot slangin painter.
In 2011 I met a guy that goes by Left Foot Willy. He taught me about brushes, techniques, paints, and all that other good stuff. Shortly after he took me down to Florida to paint carnival trailers with him. We spent a couple months spilling paint and talking shop over cotton candy and carmel apples. After painting 10 hour days, everyday on that trip and getting more and more stoked about it I realized what i was meant to do.
Ever since then I’ve put all my time and energy into getting better at my craft. I usually spend 8 to 12 hours a day at my shop just trying new things and creating new signs. It’s safe to say you’ll find me in the same position until I’m old and bald like an eagle, soaring over cans of 1Shot and perching up on the highest Mack brush. I like to forward to helping you with your skill at Brushmasters Getaway! -Top Shelf Signs
If you have any questions feel free to contact us at Brushmastersgetaway@gmail.com!