Illustrator Justin Gabbard
I'd been trying to figure out who the illustrator was who had done a few of the beautiful pieces for this year's Kiehl's holiday display for awhile when I was serendipitously pointed toward a certain rep's website to check out some of their illustrators. I discovered it was Justin Gabbard. Score!
Since finally coming upon Gabbard's site, I've been back more than a few times to ogle his colorful, chiseled paintings, as well as his fantastic assortment of drawings and experiments. What I find most wonderful is the way in which Gabbard appears to continually tweak his techniques, painting one time, trying it digitally the next, throwing in a little of this and a little of that from one project to the next. Next time I'm out and about in the city and manage to happily stumble across Gabbard's work, I won't have the least bit of trouble placing it.
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