Join us at the Digital Art Exhibit on Saturday afternoon for Artists In The House, a spotlight on our Featured Artists; Mike Feehan, Janice Hertel and Benjy Kean. Meet the artists, and hear them speak to their work and experience.
Mike Feehan is a St. John’s-based illustrator whose work includes the award-winning mini-series Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles from DC Comics, a reimagining of the classic cartoon character, Snagglepuss. In addition to his comic book work, Feehan freelances as a storyboard artist and has worked on a variety of advertisements for internationally recognized brands such as McDonalds, Visa and Wendy’s. He has also collaborated with IFC and Netflix on social media-based animations and most recently created illustrations for the Pizza Pops “Weird/Good” campaign. Prior to working full-time in illustration, Mike worked for several years a graphic artist at Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration.
Janice Hertel currently lives in Portugal Cove-St. Philips, and has called NL her home province since 2009. She is a re-emerging fine artist who enjoys combining technology with traditional art in various forms of immersive experiences. Career highlights include video games on various platforms and 3D Digital Artist on IMAX 3D films (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). Her education includes an MFA from James Madison University, and a BEd from MUN. She has a background in museum and art gallery work in the US and Canada. As a post-secondary educator, she helps others to realize their dreams of making video games and digital art through experiential learning. She immigrated to Canada from the USA, and has also lived in ON and PEI.
Benjy Kean is a self taught visual artist and animator living and working in St. John’s Newfoundland. His work is based on life experiences and the need to produce art work on a daily basis. His work is often crass, juvenile, absurd and often insightful.