October 2009

Do you love technology…

by ncwinters on October 23, 2009

…and live in Oregon?

If so, check out the cover of November’s The Source Weekly. Cover illustration by yours truly. Finally getting back into some fun illustration work after painting and doing comics for so long. The art director was very open to ideas and basically let me run wild within limited parameters. This was a super fun project, and I look forward to doing more like it soon. Enjoy.



Get SMart…

by ncwinters on October 21, 2009

…not the classic comedy series with Don Adams, but a celebration of the antics of Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier. Let me explain:

For those not in the know, Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier (director/producer duo behind Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob fame) have a podcast available for free on the web. It’s called “SModcast”, cleverly from the combination of Smith and Mosier’s respective last names. Super clever. Up to 95 episodes and counting, it’s a pretty funny and random casual “show” that consists mostly of Smith and Mosier yammering back and forth. They’ve gathered so much content, they are releasing a book: Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith (their edit, not mine). As part of the promotion of said book, they’re combining the release with an art show at Gallery 1988 in LA with 25 artists paying homage to the antics in the podcast. SMart: A SMod Art Show. Thus the name: SMart. Get it? Get it?

This is where I come in. I’m honored to be one of the selected artists and will be there at the opening this coming Friday, October 23 with my painting featuring one of the inside jokes from SModcast 15: The Pretty Good Worker. It’s a pretty darkly funny musing from Smith about whether or not Helen Keller was really deaf dumb and blind. This is a good example of the hilarious high-brow content featured in the SModcasts. Go into it with an open mind, and you should be laughing pretty hard. The doors open at 7PM, and the show goes until 11PM. Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier will be there, and the place should be packed! I’ll be in attendance, though it won’t be packed because of me.

Without further adieu, The art: Enjoy!


The Pretty Good Worker
Acrylic on paper, mounted to wood, resined. 11″ x 17″

And here it is with its fancy pants frame:


The Pretty Good Worker
Framed to  25.5″ x 19″


A special Halloween treat…

by ncwinters on October 6, 2009

…for all you good little trick or treaters.

So maybe it isn’t quite for Halloween, but I’ve got some new art in an upcoming show this October. Saturday, October 10 is the date of “Striptease”: a pinup/burlesque themed art show at Distinction Gallery in Escondido. I will be showing four new pieces alongside some other amazing artists.  I’m very excited. I focused on four of my favorite pinup/alternative models: Dita Von Teese, Miss Mosh, Angela Ryan and Apnea. It will also be cool to be back at Distinction Gallery, where I spent a few years renting a studio. I’ll be there with the new addition to our family, and hope to see you all there. I’m very proud of this work and I think it demonstrates some new growth in my acrylic works on wood.

Full details for the show are as follows:

Distinction Gallery Presents:  “Striptease”

Distinction is pleased to present “Striptease” featuring artists Brian Viveros, Susan Heidi, Angelique Houtkamp, Scott Rohlfs, N.C. Winters, Molly Crabapple, Saratoga Sake. The opening reception will be held on Saturday October 10th from 6-11pm with live music by Escondido based “Rumblers”. Several artists will be in attendance. Don’t miss the enticing event complete with burlesque models handing out goodies and a contest for the “best dressed in burlesque”. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to X’s and O’s Lingerie. All in addition to most of our 14 studios will be open along with 100+ works on display in the “Alley” and the “Sub 1K Lounge”.

Distinction is a 7000 square foot building which houses a gallery and 14 artist studios ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet. The Gallery features contemporary and cutting edge art work with a soft focus on Urban Surrealism. Distinction exhibits work by emerging and internationally acclaimed artists and is located at: 317 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.

Contact Melissa Walker for purchasing. A full preview of the show can be found here.

And here’s a little preview for your viewing pleasure:


“Such a Tease”
Acrylic on Wood, 10″ x 16″ $600.00


“Little Miss”
Acrylic on Wood, 10″ x 16″ $600.00


“Angel in Red”
Acrylic on Wood, 10″ x 16″ $600.00


“No Tricks No Treats”
Acrylic on Wood, 24″ x 48″ $3,000.00

See you there!