John Kindelan and Chris Conti along with their team return to Nickel City Con. With an assortment of brand new art, classic Under The Hood art, and John’s Espresso Your Art coffee paintings. These two Buffalo artists are a staple at art shows and cons across Western New York with their ever evolving art skill and style the two bring you an array of pop culture works at extremely reasonable prices.
John Kindelan has been a part of the Buffalo art scene for the past 20 years at various comic cons, gallery shows and vendor events. Trained early on by his grandfather, and influenced heavily by those in the comic industry like Jim Lee, and Paco Medina as well as classical art influences of the Italian Renaissance focusing on anatomy and form. His love for pop culture has been seen in his art, online writng and has taken his work in Under The Hood to a different level these past few years. His entire family are pop culture geeks and you can often find his kids at the comic cons with him either helping Dad sell his stuff or selling stuff of their own. While most of his art is line drawing and prints, he also is known for his Coffee Paintings, where all he paints with is various shades of coffee. Each member of the Under the Hood artist group brings something different to the table, an ever increasing portfolio of drawings, paintings, and sculptures can always be found when you visit them at any show.
Chris Conti is a Western New York aspiring comic book artist has recently expanded and become an impressive portrait artist with the Under the Hood Artists group. His talents include working with pencils, pen and ink, and copic markers. Chris made his first comicon appearance at Comicon in 2014 and has appeared at several more shows with Under the Hood His influences are comic greats like Bill Waterson, Marc Silvestri, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, and Grant Morrison. Continually working on his own comic art projects he hopes to release an online book of his own soon. Each member of the Under the Hood artist group brings something different to the table, an ever increasing portfolio of drawings, paintings, and sculptures can always be found when you visit them at any show.