I did this one for Brian to his specifications. I celebrated his love and family with these beautiful motifs and it was a pleasure to work on - I love you man!
This one looks exactly like Brendon! I don't accept portrait commissions unless you are royalty or celebrity (sorry y'all - it takes too much time for what you can afford to pay me).
I did this one for Jessica in her book store! It's gone now as she moved locations but she has my (only other) portrait in her shop along with Hollye's fairy tale painting! Visit Lit on Fire !!
I did this one for my gallery show at the Studios at Sheridan in Peoria! All my gallery shows are a smashing success and a glorious event!
Here is our late great Izzy! I might paint your pet (or a random animal) if you can afford a little cash to make it worth my time.
Paintings on canvas with cloth backing to cover your walls from ceiling to floor! This is what I've decided is the most fun, affordable and awesome type of art I do currently!
Life sized figures and horses - hell yeah! At the Studios at Sheridan when I rented a space there.
I spent years working on and off on this huge one! This one is at the old Speakeasy Art Center in Pekin Illnois - probably all gone now as the building was sold to a private owner.
I've spent my adult life being an artist and haven't stopped to work on shit that I don't love just to get money, I like money, I want money but I can't paint shit I don't feel.
Me again - I just love having big art in my home and air guitaring in front of it, why, because I rock! (and you do too if you read this far)!
Hundreds of people have received my underground art zines in the mail instead of getting boring ass bills and catalogs!
I painted this really cool grey cat for my wife Hollye as she wrote a sweet story about one.
I had a great childhood and my inner child is always there under the surface to remind me of what is real. peace, love, adventure, giving voices to pets and stuffed animals (Hollye calls it the 'little dog voice' when I talk as if our dog is talking through me haha) - I don't think I'm any different than you except maybe I didn't stop drawing the stuff I did as a child! My inner child is gender fluid or perhaps I just miss the experience of the stress free art before my adult self appeared.
Youdle is the name of the bear who followed my sister and I from the UK to Hong Kong to the USA - he lives in NJ now - still the boss!
I made that sketch into a painting and gave it to a friend as that is what I always have done with my art!
I've always liked the idea of being a royal portraitist - Mother Nature posed for this one!
Hey, I'm a bad ass motherfucker in real life - I don't need to paint hardcore stuff to be cool or make a statement, I'm not rebelling against anything, I'm chill - this website shows the type of thing I make - if you like it then great and if not that's totally cool, I'm not trying to win a popularity contest or push some agenda - I just sometimes have the idea that my inner child is judging me with a dismissive look or eye roll if I paint or draw something lame !!
I had these fine beasts as pets - they are wise and loving and are the reason I paint dandelions - they love dandelions like Snoop loves weed!
I often paint for the inner child and use motifs like dogs and girls for symbols of love and what we should appreciate in our days on Earth.
I painted this little canvas after walking Doc the dog one morning - I don't look like the girl obviously but the art is about that feeling of the experience not a documentary.
This is all the work of Darren Cox aka daz Foxcat Gobzine All Rights Reserved.