Mike Okamoto, 2006 Golf Illustrator of the Year, to Exhibit at eDavid Gallery June 16th to July 30th, Bethlehem, PA

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Illustrations by award winning Mike Okamoto, voted Golf Illustrator of the Year for seven years, 2006, and 1999 to 2004, by the International Golf Network, for his work in Golf Illustrated Magazine, will be shown at eDavid Gallery, June 16th, to July 30th, 535 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA.

Illustrations by Mike Okamoto, voted Golf Illustrator of the Year for seven years, 2006, and 1999 through 2004, by the International Network of Golf (ING) for his work in Golf Illustrated Magazine, will be shown at eDavid Gallery, June 16th, to July 30th, 535 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA. Meet the artist at the opening reception, June 16th, 5 to 8 p.m.

Okamoto is an American comic book artist and commercial illustrator best known for his award-winning work on Marvel Comics' Atomic Age; as a prominent "good girl art" cartoonist; and as the seven-time Golf Illustrator of the Year.

Raised in Detroit, Okamoto attended the Parsons School of Design, in New York City, on a full scholarship from 1971-1975. Influenced by the work of such fine artists and comics artists as N.C. Wyeth, Carl Barks, Mort Drucker, Frank Frazetta, and Al Williamson, he began doing spot illustrations and other commercial art for magazines, developing a style of "realistic caricature" that has since been used by Drew Friedman and others.

For Atomic Age and for his painted work on Innovation Comics's five-issue adaptation of the Piers Anthony novel "On a Pale Horse" in 1991, Okamoto won the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award.The Russ Manning Newcomer of the Year award (1992).

His other comics art includes the story "Nursery Crime" in Epic's Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Dark Holiday Special; and covers for the Chaos Comics miniseries Suspira: The Great Working (1992). He is among the artists whose work appears in poet Hart D. Fisher's 1998 book Still Dead.

The actress June Lockhart commissioned Okamoto for the painted portrait of her as Lost in Space character Maureen Robinson, which she sells as autographed posters.

eDavid Gallery is located at 535 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA, or by visiting http://www.eDavidgallery.com Contact David Stravitz at 610-814-0369, or press contact Tina Bradford at 610-807-9098.

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