Thursday, August 14, 2008

Velvet Goldmine show @ Saints & Sinners Tattoo-Baltimore MD

Joe Stummer SOLD
Tom Waits
Frank Zappa SOLD
Dave, Kurt & Krist
Ozzy Osbourne
Patti Smith
Henry Rollins SOLD
Siouxsie Sioux
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Jimi Hendrix
Iggy Pop
John & Yoko
John Lydon
Fred, Keith, Kate & Cindy
Pat Benatar
David Bowie
James Brown
Johnny Cash
Nick Cave
George Clinton
Robert Smith
Depeche Mode
Debbie Harry

23 brand new paintings of musicians who influenced me a whole lot. I only had enough material for 23 portraits. I could easily continue making portraits of musicians who inspire me. Stay tuned to this here bloggy thing to see more portraits. These are all 12 x 8 inches, acrylic on velvet. The show officially opens with a reception Friday night, September 5th from 5pm-9pm at Saints & Sinners Tattoo & Piercing 1610 Thames Street Baltimore 21231. All these paintings are for sale at the amazingly low price of $125 a piece.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Velvet Goldmine

I'm putting the finishing touches on 23 portraits of musical artists who have really inspired me. The paintings are all on black velvet. No Elvii here, no sireee! These artists are all innovators and have truly unique visions. They are all people who became successful doing what they do for the simple love of doing it. I could keep making portraits as there are hundreds of musicians that influence me, but I only have so much time and space for this particular show. The people portrayed in this series as a whole collectively are responsible for shaping my musical tastes and strongly influence my painting style as my work is painted in a rhythmic manner to the tunes on my stereo and in my head.

The show will up in September at Saints and Sinners Tattoo in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood. The reception is Friday September 5th from 5pm to 9pm. This show is part of the Fells Point Art Loop. I will be posting the whole shebang in about a week.