Kraken Opus Exhibition
'UK airbrush artist Paul Mellia’s ‘ICONS’ exhibition will be in residency for 5 weeks at the Opus store from Thursday st1 October – Monday 2nd November 2009. Paul has spent over 30 years creating original art in a 3 dimensional style admired by all those who collect his work.
Born with dyslexia, Paul began drawing comic book characters from the age of four.
Paul was offered a dream job by Marvel Comics and in 2006, Mellia became officially licensed to portray their comic book characters: Spiderman, The Hulk, Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four and many other superheroes.
Paul is also the first and only artist allowed to create Thomas and Friends in the interruptive style to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Rev. W.V. Audrey’s well-loved characters.
In his philanthropic accomplishments, Paul created a special canvas of the South African A1 Grand Prix car embossed with the image of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 logo. This painting was auctioned live on Sky Sports TV at the Durban race and the proceeds donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The exhibition will showcase some of Mellia’s iconic and cult images for the first time all together including American Cars, Kraken Opus brand.
Paul Mellia ‘ICONS’ exhibition will be on display from Thursday 1st October – Monday
2nd November 2009.