Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I haven't updated in a while. I was keeping busy with Halloween preparations. I did make a pretty awesome welcome sign for the front door. If I think of it, I'll post a picture of it. I was more than happy with it. I think I ended up making way too many cupcakes this year for the party, but I'm not complaining. As always, the more cupcakes the better.

Aside from trying to make this year's Halloween spectacular, I was able to carve out some time to create a personalized tattoo design for a lovely new friend, Lyndsy. I think the dog is my favorite part. The words are lyrics from "Transistor Radio" by the Methadones. Here are the pencil and color sketches. Can't wait to see the final product!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Opening Night

The Hybrid Moments opening was a great success! There was a good crowd, good treats, and good times had by all. My brother and his family came, which was a pleasant surprise. I really appreciate everyone coming out and showing support!

If you were unable to make it to the show opening, don't worry. The show is up for the rest of September. Plus, The Flying Cat is now open on Wednesday's, 3-7pm, so you have more chances to stop in and see the artwork. If, for some reason, you can't make it on a Wednesday night or Saturday, but would still like to stop into the store, email me and I'll see about setting up a private viewing.

Here's some photo's from the show. They are kind of limited. Once again, my camera batteries were dead, and I didn't have my charger. I have had to scavenge other people's pics to come up with these. Enjoy!

View more images here.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Opening Tonight!

Well, the show is up and ready for the gallery opening tonight, Friday, September 3. I have 5 new pieces on exhibit at The Flying Cat, along with new pieces by Zach Kestermann. In addition to our paintings, we will also have prints for sale! There will also be complimentary brownies, lemon bars, and snickerdoodles, all baked by ME! They are sure to be a hit. I've already sampled each, and they are quite delightful.

It'll be a fun night. Hope to see you there!

Hybrid Moments
New works by Geri Shields & Zach Kestermann
The Flying Cat
713 Main Street
Covington, KY

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Beast

Finally, this beast of a painting is done! For some reason it was such a struggle to get it completed. I think my patience is just shot.

Here's a couple of weird angle shots for you guys!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I do not love painting backgrounds. Usually I am too excited over the main subject of a painting to fool with any elaborate background. Lately, though, I have been trying to put my characters into some kind of setting. I've spent a lot of time working on the background of my latest painting for the Hybrid Moments show in September. Most of the time was spent pondering over how I wanted the background to look, feel, and what techniques to try to make it interesting for me. Last night I put the finishing touches on the background and am quite pleased with the results. Actually, I'm excited! So, I thought I would share a few photos of the work in progress. Tonight I will be working on the character, Codzilla. I can't wait to get started! And yes, the final piece will include a beam of atomic fire breath. Please excuse the sub par photos.

Background early stage:

Completed background!

Flying Cats...

This painting was suppose to be included in the last installment of the Flying Cats show at The Flying Cat. Unfortunately, the gallery & boutique will be closed from now through most of August for some much needed renovations, so the exhibition has come to a close early. Because of this, I decided to share the new painting here. ENJOY! The title has yet to be decided. The painting can be found at The Flying Cat for a short time when the store opens back up, and will be available for purchase!

If you don't live in the area and are interested in the painting, just shoot me an email for pricing. (contact info back at my website)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Coming Soon...

I will be exhibiting new works, along side Zach Kestermann, in our Hybrid Moments show in September. Our cast of hybrid animals will be on display at The Flying Cat during the entire month. The opening reception will be the first Friday in September.

This my Narwhallaby, still in sketch form. I'll be starting the painting shortly.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I completed this painting a while ago, but was never happy with the way the land looked. Finally, I stopped kicking myself and decided to go back into the painting, which I NEVER do. It work, though! Now, I'm thoroughly pleased with the painting. No further reworking will be necessary.

In a Pinch

During May, I had a collection of photography on exhibit at The Flying Cat. Here's a small sampling.


These are my kitty caricatures of the art co-op members at The Flying Cat (yes, I'm the one with the pigtails). These adorable faces can be seen on The Cat's website!

The Tattle Tales

I was asked to do a poster and t-shirt design for The Tattle Tales!
The poster was for their Moon Glasses EP release show.
Here is the "Mustaine" shirt design.


It's been a while. The past few months have not been the most productive. My attention was needed elsewhere. Now that I have my time a little freed up, I'm going to attempt to update this thing.

I did manage to pull off an art show last October with Zach Kestermann. This is our postcard for the "HALLOW THERE!" show opening.

My paintings from this show can be seen under the heading "Hallow There" in my painting section on my website.