When I was Albuquerque, I got absolutely hammered for a basketball theme piece. I decided to come through for the folks with this urban-set, 2 on 2 b-ball game. In typical form, Chopper is demonstrating his superior athletic skills to his competitors. Yes, both the title of the piece and hanging tongue are references to the almighty Michael Jordan. I’m not a sports fan, but it was hard not to notice Air Jordan growing up. He was the greatest player in the NBA in my humble opinion. Enjoy!
I was in Las Vegas for a show this past weekend. This idea just struck me as funny. Enjoy.
When I wrote my second storybook, To See the Sea, Kickstarter was not around yet. Kickstarter is a website that helps artists fund their creative projects. I’m now nearing a completed manuscript for my third storybook, along with the first round of initial sketch work and I to get some feedback from my customer base. How willing might you be to help fund the publishing of this book? The response will determine if I move forward and initiate a Kickstarter project in late 2013 or early 2014. The book would have a projected release date of Fall 2014. The production of …
This one was a lot of fun to paint. As a classic car fan, I try to incorporate one when it feels appropriate. Here, I wanted to see how many Gekkards could fit into an VW van. The van originally was going to be bright yellow, but as I started to paint it that way, I felt the van needed to look more aged. The contrast between the rusty, patina van against the vibrant Gekkards and flowers really makes the piece for me.
I was falling asleep one night and this image appeared in my head.
Trying to keep up with numerous request for occupational themed Gekkards, I just finished this one. The original idea for this was to use it on a business card as a play on the words, “Made in America”. The colorful construction crew was inspired by my upbringing. My dad worked for 30 years in a steel mill and we always tried to buy pro-american products. These days that is pretty difficult, but not if you attend a quality art show. Most of the art shows I participate in jury an array of talented artisans to be a part of the …