do you pronounce your last name?
Both my family and extended family (on my fathers side) pronounce our
last name chU / Chü / "Chew"
Though I pronounce my name "Chu", it's actually pronunciation is different.
This is a link to an audio file of it's actual pronunciation
This is the chinese character of my last name is:
much do your paintings go for, and how do I get my hands on one?
My prices are usually determined by size. If you're interested
in a particular painting, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and i'd be happy to discuss my prices in detail.
you do commissions?
I rarely do commissions. It mostly depends on how busy I am.
you have prints for sale?
I usually do have prints. Please check the print/product section
of my website (in the news section of the index page). If there aren't
any prints listed, then there are no prints available. Keep on checking
back or subscribe to my mailing list.
we turn your paintings into t-shirts?
No, my paintings were never intended to
be reproduced as t-shirts. I truly feel that doing so would kill the integrity
of the piece. However, that's not to say that I wouldn't be interested
in creating designs to be reproduced as t-shirts.
you mind if I use your images as an "Avatar" in my Web-Journal
Though I've added a "lock" on my images, it's simply there to dissuade people from bootlegging my paintings for financial gain. Otherwise, I have no problem with people using my images for personal applications. I just ask that if possible, please give credit
where credit's due. My name coupled with a link to my site is always appreciated.
I also really appreciate it when people take the time to ask. However,
I don't always have time to reply, so go ahead and use what you want after
If you see any unauthorized usage of my paintings such as bootleg products being sold on ebay, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
I also don't want to see my images being used in posters that advertise
bands or functions I am neither familiar with or agree with. If you want
to use my images to promote your band or function, I insist that you contact
me. My paintings are very personal, and I'm always happy when other people
can also relate to the work. However, when my work is taken outside of
its original context, then I'd like to make sure they're being used in
a way I agree with.
Did you create the artwork for Fall Out Boy's "Folie à Deux"?
Yes I did create the artwork for "Folie à Deux". Pete Wentz and the band contacted me with the offer to create the artwork for"Folie à Deux". They were great to work with, having given me full creative control over both the artwork and the final design of the the cover.
you ever plan on showing in my city/state/country anytime soon?
Currently, I show mostly in my hometown, Los Angeles / Southern
California. However, I do have working relationships with galleries in
Detroit, Seattle, San Jose, Montreal Canada, Miami, and New York. I'd
really like to show my paintings in whatever city/state/country you live
in, but to be honest, I've got my hands full trying to keep up with all
the shows I've got lined up here in LA. (The scene here is totally happening!)
But if you're aware of a credible gallery or festival that is interested
in my work and truly worth the time, I'd be happy to find a way to get
my work out there.