My life's dream has always been to play music. How different the world would be without it. Could you imagine no music. There is so much of it! All the songs that have been recorded and how different they all are. My favorites are 60"s & 70"s rock & roll , Blues , The Oldies and the newer country music. I'm an old hippie at heart though.
Oil paintings that focus on memorable sporting events that will live on forever like the oils I use. The thrill of the games, recreational pastimes and human interaction. Something about sports that has always inspired me is the competiveness in all of us , To be the best at what ever it is that we do. I feel the need to capture those moments in my own way.
The stars of the past and present have taught us all on the big screen so much that I felt compelled to add them to my work. The memories we all have from certain movies they've done that come back to us at any given moment in time and how we can learn, laugh and cry from them just seemed like something I had to put on canvas.
Animals of the kingdom with all their grace and all their will to survive has inspired me as an artist to find all the different looks and lifestyles they live. The way they live in such a strange world to us is something that brings me back to reality and realize just how lucky we are to have all the comforts of home.
Well, what can a man say except WOW. How lucky we are to have women on this earth. The female form and all the different ways that a woman talks, listens, her sensual moves and the way she expresses herself is the most beautiful treasure we have and couldn't live without them. I absolutely had to paint women! There's nothing more erotic to me and as a man, I think, all men feel the same way. Women bring so much happiness to all and they do make the world go round.
The rise of the mascot started in the 1930's at the college level and were supposed to be good luck charms. Universities used them as a way to desire support for their school. They bring fun and excitement to team sporting events. So, I thought, it would be a good idea to help support all the kids and add my flavor to their teams.
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