The international body art enthusiast website ILoveBodyArt.com has just featured 18 of my original works in an article highlighting my career from my graffiti roots to my body painting masterpieces!! This website features many of the worlds most talented body artists such as Paul Roustan, Airballin, myself and many others sharing their work with you!
Out of all the works they chose to feature one of my favorites the “Hummingbird” (painted on Alayna) in 2011 at Gallery ML during one of the most energetic jams I’ve ever taken part in! After teaching late at a nearby body painting convention, everyone else got a head start down at the gallery so when I arrived all the art that was happening was amazing!
I walked in to find the Wolfe Bros, Sean Avram, Lucie Bouillard, Lawren Alice, Adam Ray, and Mr. Amsterdam from the Netherlands getting down with some of the sickest art I had seen all year! I only had half the time everyone else did, so I knew I could only do a torso piece, and I knew I wanted to paint a hummingbird because I had recently been inspired by a documentary showcasing how amazing they were!
I wanted to capture that MAGIC! Since a one pose, fine-art piece was in mind, my model started playing with different poses then BAM, she threw her elbow up in the air and knew it was the pose and placement for this one! With all the intense creative energy swirling about the room I didn’t realize I was painting as fast as a hummingbirds wings flap, and in a little over an hour and a half this masterpiece was created!
I will always remember that jam at the Gallery ML and I can’t wait to make it back to Philadelphia to paint some masterpieces at the gallery’s new diggs!!