This is a brief history of my work. When I started drawing, Art was always suppose to look like a photograph to be considered "Good Art". My life as an artist has been an internal conflict since then. I really dislike painting or drawing when it has to look "real". It's boring and pointless too. I have been trying to unlearn in some ways and embrace the abstact and non-representational. (how's that for a big word ;^)
This is an old polaroid image of my early days as a sign painter when I was a sophmore or junior in high school.
This was when I was a senior. A whole series for a restuarant. I have had an airbrush as long as I can remember. I used to sit on the beach on an innertube. As you sit on it it would force the air out and using colored dyes.
High school image. I hung around with a lot of car builders who could build anything, race cars and stuff, but could not paint. I was into stripping and flames before I even had a car. This was an opportunity to spray cars. I also lettered and illustrated chrome grills on fiberglas circle track cars.
This is an illustration for a class project in high school. My first car is the 51 chevy. The lincoln was the second car I owned.
High school drawing 101.
This was my first colored pencil drawing.
This was my second. Can you name the famous Merc?
This is one of many photo collages that I did and some of the last "Car Art" I have done.
An early comission of Estes Park all done with One Shot Enamel. Performed with a sponge and a Q-tip to wipe away the paint for the trees. I used to think that "Good Art" was supposed to look like something.
Dry erase marker image of my Ford wagon during a drunkin' pictionary game when I was in Art School around 1985.
These are the closest pictures of pinstripping that I have (other than the Merc drawing shown) I wish that I had color images of these. There is a secondary color on these that really made them POP.
I started doing these images by pure compulsion. I would collage found feathers and objects. Laying them on a table, I realized an implied direction that was created. Having a lot of plexiglas strips on hand with no purpose, I mounted them and sprayed and glued all kinds of stuff together.
Then a friend and fellow compulsive artist said that that I could get in BIG trouble for using protected state birds feathers. These images show store bought feathers that I sprayed with metallic car paints, One Shot Enamels, and gold/silver leaf and powders.
I have not made these for over 10 years now. I think I might do some more as soon as my new studio is built. Abstract art is way more interesting to me. A person that understands the same basic principles of design still apply.
This is an Abstract Landscape over old maps.
I did both the mobile and the wall image.
It kind of looks like it was painted in the 50's.
Love and 8.
This is the last thing I have painted. Since 9/11, My family and I have moved so much that I have not done much. My new studio is almost finished. Soon, new work will be oozing out all over the place.