New Paintings + FANNIVERSARY! Charity Event

Added May 25th, 2018 by
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Childhood Revisited - 7 new Star Wars-themed paintings added!

Nostalgia is an important theme to my work, and I am pleased to unveil a new series of images, drawing upon the memories associated with my childhood toys. These action figures were integral to my formative years, and I proudly have them on display all these years later. 

They are not only a collection, but they are a direct link to my childhood. My history in figure form.

Childhood Revisited explores the toys I had as a youth.

I am pleased to unveil seven new paintings to this ongoing series. Click HERE to explore the new works and reconnect with some old friends.

For those that are interested, Museum-quality archival prints are available for purchase at the Iron-Cow Prod. Etsy Store.

In addition, I am proud to announce I have partnered with PROJECT WISH UPON A STAR for their FANNIVERSARY! event, happening TODAY! I am premiering my Childhood Revisited paintings all throughout the West Coast. A portion of the proceeds of each sale go to PWUAS.org, a 501c3 Children’s Charity offering patient programs such as STEM, ART and other positive reinforcement projects they perform as part of their ongoing efforts to help child patients in need.

To learn more about the FANNIVERSARY! event, please visit Project Wish Upon a Star.

My heartfelt thanks to you all for your continued support. As always, I would be grateful for any feedback you might have. Thank you!

Matt Cauley
May 25, 2018

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LIC Arts Open Launch Party!

Added May 16th, 2018 by
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The 8th Annual LIC ARTS OPEN FESTIVAL
Festival Dates: Wednesday, May 16th – Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Open Studios Dates/Times: Saturday, May 19th – Sunday, May 20th, 2018 @ 12 – 6pm

An exciting celebration of the thriving arts community in Long Island City, Queens. NYC’s fastest growing creative community is celebrating its artistic diversity with a weeklong festival. The festival is open to the public and features myriad cultural activities and events, many of them FREE!

My many thanks to the LIC Artists for showcasing my painting Mia in the promotional materials for this event.

As always, I would be grateful for any feedback you might have. Thank you!

Matt Cauley
May 16, 2018

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New Customs! Marvel Superheroes SECRET WARS!

Added February 3rd, 2018 by
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Hello everyone!

It’s been ages since I’ve posted any new customs here on the site. I have still been making quite a few over the past few months (years?) but I unfortunately haven not been able to get them photographed.

In the meantime, please enjoy a bit of a sneak peek. This is an assemblage of various Marvel Legends figures I collected, taking cues from the cover of Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars #1. Most of these are store-bought figures, but the Rogue, Magneto, Captain Marvel, Storm, Cyclops, and Human Torch are all customs (and, Captain America actually has a customized head as well).

Hopefully I will be posting more photos of these and all the other customs soon. I am excited for you to see the new creations.

I hope you are all doing well. Thank you!

Matt
aka Iron-Cow
February 3, 2018

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The Last of the Jedi

Added December 11th, 2017 by
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Star Wars: The Last of the Jedi

Hello everyone!

While going through my storage unit recently, I discovered a box of Lucasfilm-related artifacts from my childhood. Most of the contents revolved around the Star Wars fan club: stickers, patches, newsletters, but among all those goodies was this little gem. The handwritten script to THE LAST JEDI.

Or, rather… “Star Wars Episode VII: The Last (of) the Jedi.”

From what I remember, this dates back to either the summer or fall of 1983, when I decided to embark on a journey writing a sequel to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The story was to pick up shortly after the climactic battle of Endor, with the Empire in disarray and Luke, Han, Leia, Lando and Chewie mopping up the Imperial forces.

BUT… little did they know the evil DARTH LUGAR was waiting to pick up where the Emperor left off!

Last night I had a chance to re-read the story for the first time since I had written it, and… well, it’s a mess. I’m not even sure where I was going with it. For as meticulous and ground-breaking as I hoped the story was, there are all sorts of characters I brought back from the dead, and weird plot points that don’t even make any sense. Still, I got 26 pages into it, and it’s interesting to see some of the parallels with the current film series (a Death Star hidden inside a moon? The “Last of the Jedi” title, etc).

The script ends rather abruptly, so I’m not sure if I went outside to play, ran out of ideas, or just got otherwise distracted.

I can’t say there’s really all the much in original material here, but hey… I was 10 years old with dreams of grandeur. It’s kind of fun seeing how I was trying to channel some of the different characters’ personalities, and where I would pull in random elements from the comics and other sources, and with the new movie about to open, my Star Wars nostalgia is at an all-time high.

All that said, keep an open mind with all of this, and hopefully it’ll appeal to the 10-year old dreamer in us all.

And if you’d prefer to read this in a PDF format, the entire story is available here:
https://www.ironcowprod.com/Last-of-the-Jedi.pdf

Sit back and enjoy. And thank you for letting me share this with you!

Matt
aka Iron-Cow
December 11, 2017

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New Painting: The Dancer

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“The Dancer” | Acrylic on canvas | 20 x 30 inches | Painted 2016 by Matt Cauley

Hello everyone –

As we close out the year 2016, I wanted to share one more painting.

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Charlotte on what was to become a new painting series. While that series is still being developed, I wanted to take a moment and create a painting based off one of the quieter moments from the session. There was something about the way Charlotte was posing, very poised and tranquil, and the way the light illuminated her hair… It was such a striking visual, and I wanted to capture that on canvas as well.

Click on the photo above to see the finished painting.

This has been a phenomenal year for me, artistically. I can’t thank you all enough for all the words of support, encouragement, and enthusiasm. Despite everything else that’s happened this year, I find so much comfort knowing I’ve got amazing friends out there.

Wishing you all the very best. Here’s to an amazing 2017!

Matt Cauley
December 22, 2016

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Hello everyone – I am pleased to announce that my artwork is the Featured Story in the current issue of Acrylic Artist Magazine. The magazine is in art stores now, and hitting Barnes & Noble next week, I believe. However, if you would like to order a copy online, the publisher has it available both […]

Acrylic Artist Magazine also has an interview with me regarding how I approach some of my painting subjects, specifically random strangers on the street. Click either HERE or the photo above to read the interview. And, keep in mind a stranger is just a friend you haven’t painted yet! Matt Cauley December 3, 2016 Don’t […]

Hello everyone – Waaaaaaaaaaay back in the fall of 2012, I was fortunate enough to provide the illustrations for The Stranger’s Tale. This was used to help promote the upcoming Weaponeers of Monkaa figure line from Spy Monkey Creations. I’ve been meaning to upload these to the site forever. Click either HERE or on the […]

Hello everyone – I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since the last site update! A lot of things have happened during that time: I switched occupations, adjusted to living in a new city, and most importantly, got married! It’s been an amazing time, to say the least. Even though things may have been […]

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