Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Anomalous Divergence

Anomalous Divergence

Ray Legnini was nice enough to share with me his song Zabazaar, for which my newest Lyrical Visions stems from. Ray is a self professed "crazy drummer/songwriter - who dabbles with the bazaar - concentrating on diversity and alternative ways to make sound/songs--getting political sometimes, hard and crazy sometimes, or soothing and relaxed sometimes."

Listen to the song that inspired the artwork HERE, and be sure to check out the rest of his amazing songs.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Work In Progress

A little behind the scenes action of me working on my artwork.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wasted Rose

Wasted Rose

I recently met Sharif while visiting a local pub in Old Town Alexandria. We spoke of music and art, we exchanged business cards and talked of collaborating. It was a very good day.

I listened to the song, Another Wasted Rose, he sent to me, and fell in love with it. The mood and emotion I got from it immediately struck several creative ideas for me.

Sharif is a talented musician and has had his music licensed and featured in several notable spots.

Music Connection magazine named Sharif one of the top unsigned artists of 2009, while Kisses and Lies landed on many year-end best-of lists of 2010. Also, “Another Wasted Rose” received an honorable mention in the 2008 Billboard World Song Contest and “Dark Side of the Dawn” charted on the FMQB charts in 2010. Sharif has also worked with legendary songsmith Desmond Child, landed endorsement deals with 10 major companies (including Gibson Guitars, Taylor Guitars, D'Addario Strings, and Red Bull), and garnered press accolades such as Vintage Guitar magazine calling his last release "an often moving, overwhelmingly pleasing, well-constructed album."

Be sure to check out his website http://www.sharifmusic.com
And Like him on FB https://www.facebook.com/sharifmusic

Below is the video for the song, which I just recently found as I wrapped up the finishing touches on the piece.

Emanating Exaltation

Emanating Exaltation

Dena Monticone talked to me at the gallery for show for Lyrical Visions back in March, and asked if I would listen to her music. I have to tell you I was excited to work on this piece, as her style of music is truly unique.

Her band, Aura Superb, sent me their song for Identity Crisis, which is the basis for this recent piece. There are elements of the lyrics in the piece, but the overall flow is more from what I felt listening to the song.

Visit the Aura Superb FB site and listen to their other songs! www.facebook.com/groknrock
Identity Crisis song http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_16584486

UPDATE! You can view the YouTube video of the demo for the song below.

Solo Show in Occoquan

I have spoken with Gloria Rouse, the co-owner of Mill Street and they want to have me as the Featured Artist at the gallery for the month of July! Pertinent info will be coming!

This is great news for the collectors and fans who live in Prince William County, as they can finally see my artwork in person without going to DC.

Friday, May 10, 2013

ArtDC 18 x 18 Small Works Show

Two of my pieces Spectrum and Crucial Fulmination will be featured in the main gallery for this show.

The artdc Gallery
5710 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Who: The artdc Gallery
What: 18” x 18” Small works exhibit
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition dates: 4-29-13 to 5-26-13
Reception: 5-11-13 12 to 5pm
Web: www.artdc.com

We are pleased to announce our 18” x 18” small works exhibit at the artdc gallery. This show offers us the opportunity to open the gallery doors to anyone who wants to show. We break down the barriers of the traditional gallery gatekeeper role that may prevent emerging artists access to exhibit. All works are limited to 18” x 18” or less which often places it in a very affordable range! This is a unique opportunity to connect with new and emerging artists!

Artist list to be announced!
View the FB Event HERE