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Rob Prior Paints to the Beat During Pop Up Performances Around Austin during SXSW Renowned Artist and Illustrator’s Work on Display at Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery March 13-21, 2015

WHAT: Rob Prior is a world-renowned illustrator who has created work for Marvel and DC Comics, magazine covers for Heavy Metal, album covers for Iron Maiden and Blue Oyster Cult and set design for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Rob will be in Austin during SXSW and will show and sell his work at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery at 1137 West 6th Street from March 13-21.
He is a self-taught master of two-handed speed painting. During SXSW, he will be POPPING UP at different music venues, painting LIVE while musicians perform. For updates on where he will be playing, follow the artist on twitter at @prior2art. Following each performance, the work will be available for purchase at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery.
In addition, 20-25 original works of art from his personal collection will be on display and available for sale at the gallery, ranging from $3,000 to $65,000.
“My heart and soul went into the paintings for this show,” says Prior, “I wanted to touch the depths and come out again; that’s what I feel I have done with the art.” With a career spanning over 30 years of gaming, comic, film, and television experience, Rob Prior has been recognized as one of the top intellectual property creators from his peers for creating incredibly detailed worlds, characters and stories.

WHEN AND WHERE: Exhibit runs March 13-21, 2015 at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery at 1137 West 6th Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am – 6 pm. www.russell-collection.com , 512-478-4440.
Pop Up Performance Painting will take place throughout March 13-21. Follow @prior2art on Twitter for the latest and find updates on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RobPriorOfficial.

WHO: As a Comic book artist Rob has worked with Marvel, D.C. Comics, Todd McFarlane, Kevin Eastman, Image Comics, and others with his most notable credits on Spawn, Terminator, Deep Space 9, Evil Ernie, Melting Pot, Lady Death, and Heavy Metal.
As a leading storyboard artist, Rob has provided storyboards for advertising campaigns such as Budweiser and Nikon, as well as for the gaming industry, for “Titlist“, “2K Games“, “Terminator 3” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer“. Rob also created all the storyboards and animatics for the video games “Ghost Rider” and “The Darkness”.
As an illustrator, Rob has supplied cover art and interior art material for Steve Jackson Games, TSR (Dungeons and Dragons), Wizards Of The Coast, Battle Of The Lords Of The 23rd Century, and many others. Rob has directed short films and music videos in which he has storyboarded, production designed/art directed and did all practical effects for each.

Twitter: Music and art collide onstage with Rob Prior during #SXSW. Follow @prior2art and @russellfineart to see a Pop Up Performance! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIwo7hS8aqg&feature=youtu.be Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

WHERE: Russell Collection Fine Art, 1137 West 6th St., Austin, Texas 78703-5338
www.russell-collection.com, info@russell-collection.com, www.facebook.com/russellcollection