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Album Cover Design: HEMI – Undivided Intentions
Album Cover Design: HEMI - Undivided Intentions

Album artwork for the Chicago heavy metal band, HEMI. Front and back covers. You can check them, and the new album out here: http://www.hemimusic.com/

If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself
If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself

Acrylic/Watercolor on Wood

Album Cover Design: Ugly Sleep
Album Cover Design: Ugly Sleep

Just finished up the album cover for Brian Butts’s new instrumental metal album, Ugly Sleep. If you can’t already tell from the artwork, his music is somewhere in the middle of a nightmare and an acid trip. You can listen and download the full album, streaming here:¬†https://brianbutts.bandcamp.com/album/ugly-sleep

Every Act of Creation, Is First an Act of Self-Destruction
Every Act of Creation, Is First an Act of Self-Destruction

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every act of creation, is first an act of destruction”. I began to think about my creative process and realized it was more about self-destruction. Reaching deep down inside your own head and trying to pull out something of substance. Struggling with temptations and darkness, avoiding creativity killers that seem so […]

I Am Free… In All The Ways You Are Not
I Am Free... In All The Ways You Are Not

I’ve always struggled to find balance between being a 9 to 5 working stiff and a “free spirit, artist type”, the person I am in public and the person I am around friends and family. Somehow, the first argyle sweater I bought represented that to me. This painting really represents breaking out of that “rut” […]

Disappear
Disappear

This painting was inspired largely by P.O.S and the track, “POS Is Ruining My Life“. Always loved the line, “Close your eyes, disappear. If you can’t see them, then they can’t see you, right? Close your eyes”. Lots of inspiration and thoughts come from that little line, but listen to the song, check out the […]

Hanging On, by a Strong Ass Thread
Hanging On, by a Strong Ass Thread

Finished this one for my sister as a wedding gift. I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than these hands holding on by a finger or two. I wanted to show that throughout a relationship, you might not always have a strong grip, the hands might be worn and tired, but they can still “hang […]

He Not Busy Being Born, Is Busy Dying
He Not Busy Being Born, Is Busy Dying

I shot this with my cell phone, so it’s obviously not the best quality… However, its been hanging on my wall for months now, thinking that its not done yet… so if you have any suggestions please send them my way. Otherwise…here’s my Bob Dylan painting…

To The Heavens
To The Heavens

I recently donated this piece to the Valdez W. Rouse Memorial Golf Outing that took place on Sunday, September 19, 2010.

No Cage For A Wild Bird
No Cage For A Wild Bird
Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet, They Shall Be White As Snow
Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet, They Shall Be White As Snow

Available for purchase.

Repent Series – #2
Repent Series - #2
Repent Series – #1
Repent Series - #1
Eye of the Beholder
Eye of the Beholder
The Struggle
The Struggle
Feelin The Blues
Feelin The Blues
Language of the Soul
Language of the Soul
The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell
The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell

Available for purchase.

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