Peter Lloyd and the Sheen of Airbrush

Posted inThe Daily Heller

The illustrator Jose Cruz wrote to say that many of the airbrush illustrator Peter Lloyd’s works are up for sale. “Peter’s widow Brenda and his daughter Annie have put many of his illustrations, paintings, and drawings for sale to repay all of the medical expenses and debt left behind by Peter’s hospitalization and death.”

Lloyd (1944–2009) was one of the “Kings of California Airbrush Art” of the ’70s and ’80s—his specialty was a more frothy kind of rendering than the spare work on the East Coast. “He inspired me as well as many other illustrators that I know through his stylish airbrushing which is unparalleled today,” Cruz writes. “Just recently I was looking at the stuff he did for the movie TRON and it’s amazing how far ahead he was and how long it took the computer age to catch up with him.”

This is a rare opportunity to own and to memorialize one of the masters of Illustration. Brenda Lloyd may be contacted directly @ Read more about Lloyd here.