Wednesday, June 25

Remembering MJ

Five years ago one of the biggest icons of all time passed away.  Michael Jackson's talent is undeniable, and continues to live on for generations to come.  I have always been a fan, even dressing up as the King of Pop for Halloween in the 4th grade, rhinestoned glove and all!  Most recently I was fortunate to attend the Cirque du Soleil Immortal Tour.  WOW!!  Mind blown.  It's a must see!!  I am pretty sure Michael wasn't not present in person but the performance was over the top amazing and an amazing tribute to a legend who continues to Moonwalk through my world. 
"If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change."- Michael Jackson. 
Here is one of my newest paintings of MJ.

Monday, March 3

Oscars 2014

Happy Oscars to all!
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!  Some highlights of the evening for me began with one of my favorite people in the world hosting the show, Ellen DeGeneres!  In my humble opinion, I thought she was terrific.  Other high notes for me (no pun intended) was Idina Menzel's performance of "Let It Go," Pharrell's "Happy,"  and of course U2's "Ordinary Love."  Loved these!! 
So I thought I'd take a moment to share a painting I did circa 1992, I was roughly 17 or 18 years old.  I always have painted celebrities that stood out to me.  Back then there was a show that I closely identified with in so many ways called "My So-Called Life" starring Claire Danes and new OSCAR winner Jared Leto!  Apologies for the terrible photography....this painting is actually 36" x 48" and has a deep turquoise background, a color chosen for the mood his character set in that show.  There is a certain prideful feeling picking out such talents....all those years ago.  Jared Leto is just one example...perhaps I will go through my archives and find some others to share with you!  Here's to another 20+ years of growth and perseverance!