Monday, June 23, 2014

June 7th was the culmination of a partnership of myself and Pen One on a journey that was about 9 months in the making. We created a show pulling from our influences and telling the story of who we are by what we do. Personally I created all of these images over the course of 2 months. I am very proud of this show and happy to share these images.

This was the first image I created for the show and this one got it all rolling...
Batman 14"x24" Acrylic on Panel
Quack Quack Quack 24"x24" Acrylic On Panel

Wave of Mutilation 24"x36" Acrylic On Panel

Blackula 24"x24" Acrylic on Panel

I may be Old School, But I'm not no Old Fool
24"x41" Gel Transfer and Acrylic on Panel

Captain 24"x24" Acrylic on Panel

Flavor 24"x36" Acrylic on Panel

Skull 48"x48" Acrylic on Panel

Rotchester 9"x24" Acrylic on Panel

Pen One 12"x12" Acrylic on Panel
This was a return to color for me...been a while

History teaches us that man learns nothing from history
Acrylic on Panels 12"x18" each

The image I have of the button is a bit blurry, I post when I have a better shot.
Hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Get A Grip

The latest installment of Get a Grip is on it's way...
Here's my entry...come and bid!
The Mummy

Dudes Night Out Anniversary Show

The Dudes Night Out Artist Collective had out one year anniversary show. It was held at ROC brewing company and they even made us a porter for the show. That was kicked in 4 hours from what I was told. Tasty little beverage. I did two paintings for this one...
This is a portrait of Son House. He was a Mississippi Delta Blues cat in the 1930's who became a huge inspiration for Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. He left Mississippi and moved to Rochester and gave up music. From What I was told his wife didn't want playing the "Devil's Music". He was rediscovered in the mid 60's and returned to playing for the rest of his years. He's been covered by many and been an inspiration to acts like Bonnie Raitt and the White Stripes. In the picture about I tried to show a little of my process. The painting begins with a layer of very dark grays to flesh out the image and then continuous layers are applied slowly changing from dark gray to the last layer of white. The bottom image is the finished painting.
The theme of this show was Rochester. What do you think about when you think of this town? I created the hand with the gun and titled it "Greetings from Rottenchester". I was asked why I chose this..well here we go. A long time ago I traveled to Toronto with Pen One to check out a graffiti festival called Flexbo. Throughout Toronto all these writers and graffiti crews were painting walls and delivery trucks donated by the city. We hooked up with an amazing group of writers and while we were talking one of them asked me where i was from. I told them Rochester. The look of concern on their faces was enough, but then they asked "It's real dangerous down there right? Lots of killings and murders?" I was kind of stunned that this was the first thing they thought of in terms of my city. It's always bothered me to this day so this painting reflects what we apparently project. On a side note, in the local city magazine "The City Newspaper" there was an article entitled "Rochester - The city of the gun" running the same week as the opening...interesting huh?

Boy VS. Girls 2

Boys Vs. Girls 2...
Well we tried as a team to compete against the Girls that are, need I say Proficient, at installation. We went for a cave made out of cardboard, the girls made a Carousel. We lost in the vote tally, but fun was had and the space was enjoyed by many. Thanks to the boys for the opportunity...
Here's some of the pieces I made:
Matchbook of the show flyer, it had matches inside too!

Fire! Burn, burn ,burn!
Spray can...this is about 4 1/2 feet tall
The skater is mine. Donated this to the Mighty Krudco!


Breakfast with Krampus...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Here's the latest for the 1975 - 5 year anniversary show...Volo Calvarium
"One Step Beyond"

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Dudes Night Out - Artist Collective

So earlier this year I had a show with a dynamic group of artists called "Dudes Night Out". The Heroes and Villains show was a great success, thanks to all of you that made it out! We have since had a few group shows around town. Here are some of the images from the last few....

 We did an online show of Monsters and Mayhem.
This was a print that I had available for the show.

We had a show a the now defunct Pandaman Toys.
The theme of this show was cult movies. I went with this
print of Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon.

On August 1st we opened a show at The Tap and Mallet.
The theme here was obviously anything to do with beer.
Painting of Iron Man 17x12 acrylic on wood panel.
We'll be having a part 2 to this show on September 18th entitled the "Hangover" where
we'll add to the collection and fill the restaurant section to the Tap.

On August 2nd we opened a show at the Brainery in Village Gate Mall.
This painting is 12 x 19, acrylic and sharpie on wood panel. 
Entitled- Will you be my ghoul?

A few shows coming up at 1975 (The Skull Show), Tap and Mallet and the National Musuem of Play.
As a group we will also be showing at Artist Row in September at the Public Market.
Enjoy the rest of your Summer!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Another group show I was involved in was "Girl's Vs. Boys". The show was split between two galleries, 1975 (boys) and The Yards (girls). As a group we tried to recapture the times of yesteryear where the days were long and boys were well...boys. I did a series of cardboard cut outs and a cardboard sculptures of the old gun caps. Oh, each piece had to be at least 50% cardboard. Here's some of the images:

This guy was displayed in the bathroom. This is the second time I shown in the bathroom. Guess my career's in the da dum tish!

Been busy lately but I recently had 2 group shows I participated in. The first was entitled Heroes and Villains. The show is currently up at the Record Archive. It opened to a ton of good art and a ton of good people coming out to check it. There's an art group I'm involved in called "Dude's Night Out" that is filled with just talented individuals. It makes us all step up our game. Here's one of the paintings I did for the show entitled "Hulk Smash!"

Wednesday, December 05, 2012


The fine people over at Wolf's Brigade Gym commissioned me to do a painting for their fearless leader Greg Walsh for their X-mas Party. Now Greg and I go way back and he owns a bunch of my work, all monster related. Pat and Heather from WBG wanted a werewolf to add to his collection, plus the gym logo is a pretty sweet looking werewolf. This is the result of our discussion...

and a little detail...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

latest work

Here are some paintings that were recently finished
This was called "A 'Little" Haunted". It was for the 1975 is Haunted show. The idea here was if anything would haunt the new 1975 space, it would be the previous owner of the little bakery.

 This was for the same show entitled "It appeared in a wolf's form". Kind of based off of the Goddess Pele from Hawaii.

This was for an art show at the Gallery Salon. Titled "Sellout". All images are acrylic on wood.