Strike a Pose

Greg has been featuring a few of his models and associated imagery via social media and his blog. Here are a few pieces where he used me as the model. 1. CU opera poster detail) for “Susannah,” an adaptation of the biblical story of Susannah and the Elders set in the 1950s in rural Tennessee.… Continue reading Strike a Pose


I choose to use the term “illuminated” for my botanical perfume brand for a variety of reasons. Some of you may have already heard, this story in some form or other. This post is for those who may not have heard the tale as of it. It all started way back in August 2003 while… Continue reading Illuminated

Olandar welcomes Roxana Villa

On the afternoon of Saturday, April 15th I will be presenting “The Flower of Life: A Mystical Approach to the Art of Botanical Perfumery” at Olander in Malibu. The Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER) is an organization created by actor/artist Leigh J. McCloskey. He began this endeavor with the seed of an “idea meant… Continue reading Olandar welcomes Roxana Villa

Visions from the Mind’s Eye in Thousand Oaks

Greg will be doing a presentation and signing of The Art of Greg Spalenka, Visions from the Mind’s Eye at the Thousands Oaks library tomorrow, Saturday. Learn about his professional art career in publishing and film. Hear what it takes to create illustrations for the most prestigious publishers on the planet, and designing for the… Continue reading Visions from the Mind’s Eye in Thousand Oaks

Agostino Arrivabene

A few months ago, while in the car waiting for Greg, I discovered the work of contemporary Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene via Instagram. I immediately feel in love with the dark, surrealistic imagery. His work fits perfectly into the stable of Visionary artists that stemmed out of the The Vienna School of Fantastic Realism in… Continue reading Agostino Arrivabene

Make it til you make it

The biggest challenge I find as an artist is balancing the time of “making” with the time of “sharing”. This is a common dilemma which all artists experience. Most of us would prefer spending all our time “making”, being hermits in our studios, hanging with the muse. I found this video today while pondering this… Continue reading Make it til you make it

An Artist as Brand

Master Gregorio of Artist As Brand will be giving a short presentation of his work as an award winning illustrator and film production artist today as Cal State Northridge. Come one come all.More information can be found at the Artist As Brand blog.