A month ago I gave a preview on projects I am working on. I have never really shared projects I am working on during the process. I normally paint during my free time without prying eyes and share the final result once I’ve signed the painting. I don’t know if other artists have that, maybe because I don’t want to share what might not work out but in either case, I am breaking with tradition!
I am very excited about the progress I have made with my new Guns n Roses cover. After learning much from my work with the battleship and Physical Graffiti I believe this cover is coming out more elevated and detailed. I am really excited how this is coming out! What do you think? Ever work in wood? And as an artist, do you share progress on your work or do you only reveal upon completion?
I’ve been a fan for many years and even had the pleasure to see Tom Petty during his most recent tour this summer. It was phenomenal! That’s what had inspired my most recent canvas work that I completed end of September. This isn’t the first time I’ve painted Tom Petty but this is my largest and most vibrant piece to date.
I never imagined that it would be the last time I would see Tom Petty. I never imagined he would be gone after inspiring me to paint and bring to life one of his great performances.
His music spanned decades. He inspired so many more than just myself. My completed canvas, inspired from a concert, is my tribute to the legendary Tom Petty.
I know it has been a while since I have written or shared anything. I don’ think I am one with a lot of words, but I will make more effort to keep you up to date on what I’m up to!
So, as some of you might know, I did a replica of the Titanic completely out of wood. I also did the USS North Carolina completely from wood. These projects really taught me a lot about wood working, carving techniques and feel I really honed in my skill with wood, especially with the North Carolina.
I recently sold my latest Guns ‘n Roses so want to do another one. This will be far more detailed than my previous piece. I will be really elevating the three dimensional aspect of the logo.
You can see the original piece, the barrel of the guns are flat. I want to change that and truly make it 3 dimensional! Here is a sneak peak of what I’m up to!
It’s great to see someone who has just as much passion as I do for Rock n Roll! My Guns ‘n Roses has been sold to a customer who really gets rock music and has been a huge fan of Guns ‘n Roses since Appetite for Destruction came out in ’87!
He was great to send some pictures of his Guns ‘n Roses collection with my piece now among his other prized pieces! What a collection!
I appreciate sharing the pictures and seeing where my work goes. Its great, the passion and love continues! Great collection!
9 months ago I mentioned I had sold my original Division Bell, Pink Floyd’s 14th studio album, at the local art show on Long Island. Well, I have been hard at work creating a new Division Bell at the request of a client. I have been able to use this as an opportunity to dive right back into my wood working and improve upon my work.
I thought I would share the piece’s journey, from just an outline to a finished product ready for my client. Would love to hear what you think!
This is the original, since sold.
Here is a slideshow, showcasing the journey of the Division Bell.
Within our family, I am not the only artist. I would like to introduce you to my grandson, Landon. He is just six years old but already, he is tapping into his creative side and becoming an artist in his own right.
His work is hung on the walls of his home with love and pride. As an artist myself, I believe so much that a child’s creativity and talent should be embraced and nurtured. He is holding up his work with such joy on his face! I am so proud of my grandson and encourage him to keep honing his craft, have fun and keep making great work!
He was considered by many to be the best drummer of rock and despite all the Led Zeppelin work I have done, this is the first time that I have painted his likeness.
John Bonham (1948-1980) was the drummer for Led Zeppelin from 1968 until his death in September of 1980 where he passed away at the age of 32. He was known for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming and distinctive sound and without him, Led Zeppelin could not continue.
“We wish it to be known that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the sense of undivided harmony felt by ourselves and our manager, have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were.” signed Led Zeppelin.