Hockey-heavy was the theme of this February. If Preston wasn’t creating hockey art, he was travelling the country talking hockey art (and watching a little bit too). He kicked off the month at the 2023 NHL All-Star Beach Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His exclusive sketch for 2023 featured a palm tree crashing up through center ice, and his minimalist design featured FLA Live Arena with the All-Star logo. His W.I.N.S. character, Konni Mackenzie, also made an artistic appearance in both an Eastern and Western Conference jersey. He was able to catch up with fans and followers, and he returned home to prepare for his next event, The Stadium Series.
The hockey fun continued into Raleigh, North Carolina, where Preston appeared among frenzied fans of the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes outside of Carter-Finley Stadium. This outdoor hockey game was his second of the year, and he showcased and sold out of his Stadium Series exclusive pieces within just a few hours. His art featured a sketch of the unique NC State “Wolfie” hand signal in a hockey glove, and a minimalist piece depicting the Wolfpack Statue outside of the historic Carter-Finley Stadium.
Back at the Gallery in Anaheim, Preston and his team had been bustling with the launches of NHL mascots Buoy and Bailey, as well as a certain championship trophy piece. The Gallery at the Gardenwalk has also undergone a few changes, featuring two new collage walls with Preston’s most recent trophy art and Original All-Star sketches throughout the years.
Looking ahead to March, while Preston is preparing for Wondercon in Anaheim, he is also preparing his passport and packing up his most galactic artwork for Star Wars Celebration in London. He’s moving and grooving a ton this year, and he’s only two months in!
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