PALMER — Rob Menzies has been running the Bigfoot Art Gallery out of the former Madd Issues creating due to the fact the spring of 2020.
Menzies participated in a issue and response interview speaking about his inventive journey across a variety of mediums and work responsibilities, how it introduced him to Bigfoot, and how it all came collectively.
Q: How’s it been having around Madd Issues with Bigfoot Artwork Gallery?“It’s been rather chaotic.”
Q: Do you truly feel like you are filling the purpose Pam Strahan played in the local community with Madd Issues?“I do, primarily now a lot more than at any time mainly because of the COVID… There’s fewer and fewer of us out here… I indicate, 40 decades of matting and framing in Palmer? That is seriously amazing.”
Q: What is your qualifications seem like?“I’ve done just about almost everything you can do in the graphic artist discipline, from video clip output to broadcast, print… So this is variety of my retirement, but I’m not quite retried,” he said with a chuckle. “I’m a commercial artist, so I have been doping graphics my entire daily life… I market Bigfoot paintings. All the Bigfoot art [in the store] is mine. That’s what I draw. That is sort of my specialized niche.”
Q: When did that start?“I started off about when the world-wide-web started off receiving definitely huge in the mid-90s… and out comes all these sites, and I’m like, ‘oh wow.’ So, it type of reenergized that fascination I experienced due to the fact I have constantly been into monsters and dinosaurs… Developing up as a child, I desired to be a make-up artist, exclusive effects. I desired to do all that… I took it upon myself to commence drawing from eyewitnesses from all over… It became pretty popular. It was not just with me, but the planet was starving for very good authentic high-quality artwork for Bigfoot since it presents it some legitimacy.”
Q: How extended have you been earning artwork skillfully?“I’ve been drawing all my lifetime. I in fact began building income from my drawing in advance of I went to art school… I was privileged to get a job give from the community cable business a thirty day period in advance of I graduated. This is in Medford Oregon in 1988… They essentially needed a person to basically construct even now body advertisements on this new computer system system… They chose me. I don’t know why, but which is what received me into computers. Up until eventually that place, I had been drawing all the things by hand. I however do a ton of drawing and painting… I was qualified to be an illustrator.”
Q: When did the graphic art get started creating?“Up listed here in Anchorage working for KTVA, Channel 11 as their graphic artist, and growth. I just climbed the latter up from there as a result of a ton of video clip manufacturing, carrying out graphics for video, 3-D animation, broadcast. I learned to edit. I uncovered to shoot video clip, perform with audio, all that things. A long time of this things.”
Q: So you went from position to job learning distinct matters, how did it lead to starting off Bigfoot Artwork Gallery?“My past task with the FAA, I was a forensic animator… I designed all these 3-D animations of real-daily life occasions for the FAA… I did 10 many years there and I bought laid off… I understood Pam was seeking to market this place… I just named her up and said Pam, I believe I want to buy this place and she was like Rob, I feel I want to offer it to ya.’ So, I came out in this article and we made the deal and this is what I’m undertaking now. So, I get to mix about all the things I acquired into listed here. Though I’m mastering the framing and matting element of it, I’m receiving genuinely good at that… A good deal of individuals really do not realize I paint and draw and whatnot right up until they see my Bigfoot artwork and notice I’ve been released. My art’s out there currently. I was on ‘Finding Bigfoot.’ You know how they say, ‘well, you are an artist, you gotta locate your market. You gotta uncover something. I guess Bigfoot was that anything.”