The Artists of Hope For The Holidays 2018

With Hope for the Holidays fast approaching we wanted to take a moment to recognize two very talented artists who have contributed their pieces to the event to be given as prizes at our holiday/winter themed fashion show. The artists we want to give a shout out to are William Lyday and Cale McBurnie aka King Champion. Here is a brief bio for each of these amazing individuals and some examples of their work.

 
William Lyday in front of one of his originals titled  Big Red

William Lyday in front of one of his originals titled Big Red

La Virgincita Guadalupe

La Virgincita Guadalupe

 

William Lyday is a painter and illustrator from Anaheim, CA known for vibrant saturated color, crisp lines, and pieces of work that exude fun and excitement. He has also lived all over the United States and Mexico and draws inspiration from all the stops along the way.

Art caught his interest early on as a child in the 80s, being exposed to comic books and street art. Eventually making and selling his own comic books on the playground for 25 cents each.

It was an easy hobby to maintain with little money, and a steady creative outlet. He studied art briefly at Cal State University Fullerton, and didn’t return to art until almost 10 years later.

Since then he’s been a published cartoonist, and has had gallery exhibitions in Portland OR, Los Angeles CA, and Baja California, México with pieces in many private collections.

William currently works as a freelance artist and lives in Hartford, CT


Cale McBurnie “Champion King” live painting at an SD Union show.  Photo Credit  Diva Hammad

Cale McBurnie “Champion King” live painting at an SD Union show.

Photo Credit Diva Hammad

 
Champion King art display @ SPIN Nightclub for a Eden event  Photo Credit  Diva Hammad

Champion King art display @ SPIN Nightclub for a Eden event

Photo Credit Diva Hammad

Cale is a local artist born & raised in San Diego California. Some of his artistic influences include classic art, graffiti, pop culture & skateboarding.

Cale mostly paints with acrylic paint but also creates art in several other mediums.


11” x 19” Original ink on paper piece by William Lyday titled  Dance  that is   being donated to our Winter/Holiday Fashion Show. One lucky costumed participant will receive this wonderfully artistic prize.

11” x 19” Original ink on paper piece by William Lyday titled Dance that is being donated to our Winter/Holiday Fashion Show. One lucky costumed participant will receive this wonderfully artistic prize.

 
10” x 10” original acrylic on wood untitled piece painted by King Champion that is being donated to our Winter/Holiday Fashion Show.

10” x 10” original acrylic on wood untitled piece painted by King Champion that is being donated to our Winter/Holiday Fashion Show.

Here are the two lovely pieces being contributed to our upcoming event Hope For The Holidays taking place at Kava Lounge, by these incredibly amazing and talented artists. We would like to thank them for being generous enough to gift their artwork to be given out as prizes for some very lucky participants and we look forward to appreciating more of their creations in the future. Please join us Saturday December 22nd for an evening of music, fun, art, and giving back to the kids of Rady Children’s Hospital who could use a little extra holiday cheer this year.