Category: pop art

The God of Thunder – Gene Simmons Skull Portrait

How about that shit! That is the craziest portrait I have ever done! It’s the second of my celebrity skull portrait series. This painting of Gene Simmons is based on his photo from the cover of KISS Alive II. He was a sweaty, blood-covered mess, and it matched the music on those two vinyl albums…

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Evel Knievel – Daredevil, A True Superstar

This painting is loud and proud, just like the man himself! Evel embodied the late sixties in America: reckless, wild and innocent! He was crazy and calculated, the the hero of every boy at that time. There is a great book written about him by Leigh Montville called, Evel. I used two different images for…

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The Rise of the Italian Stallion

Rocky is one of the greatest boxing movies ever made! It was created by Sylvester Stallone and made him a superstar! I tried to capture the violence and chaos that happens in a boxing match, as well as emphasizing the destruction done to Rocky’s face from his opponent. His eyes are swollen shut, his jaw…

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The Coolness of Mr. Eastwood

Who is cooler than Clint Eastwood? Nobody. Nobody comes close. This image is from his classic, “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”.  He was cool as ice in that performance. The pencil started off rough, but it captured the attitude and pose I wanted. I never try for perfection in the pencil sketch, I…

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The Awakening of Travis Bickle

  One of my favorite movies is Taxi Driver. It’s amazing, and the main reason is the performance of Robert De Niro. This portrait is my attempt to pay homage to him and the movie. The title refers to the moment Travis realizes his mission and prepares himself to its undertaking. It is truly magic…

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Old Gods Die Hard, portrait of Lemmy Kilmister

This portrait was done for the Motorhead 40th Anniversary show held in Oklahoma City. This is the second time I have painted Lemmy, and the differences in the two painting shows how much my style has evolved over the years. This is the birth pains of the portrait. I love the pose. Elegant and tough…

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