I am a little late getting this out there into the world with everyone else but I am so grateful and happy to say that I got these pieces into the Society's 52nd Annual!
Working with Bryan Gray is awesome because he pretty much let's me do whatever I want when I work with him and this was one of those jobs. I gave him three ideas, he picked the one I liked also, I did the job. There can't be a better way to make a living.
Black Sabbath! You know, as a kid totally in love with music and Sabbath being one of my favorite bands in my teenage years, it really is a neat thing to be abe to do a painting about one of the members and be recognized this way for it.
Deforestation was one of those piece I did for myself. It started with the idea of the cut tree and horizon tangent and sort of grew from there as I was doing it. A snail on fire loosly representing the slow government enacting laws that help the environment; the nude 'mother nature' figure facing the issues....it all sort of worked itself out in my head as I was doing it.
To add a little more happiness, I recently got the new copy of Spectrum 16 in which this Alien painting below was accepted! As a matter of fact, this painting will also be in the new Society Annual 51 which will be coming out soon. I love Spectrum and always find the work interesting. You wouldn't know it from my work but one of my main sources of inspiration when I was a kid into making art was fantasy art a la Dungeons & Dragons so I get all 'geeked' up when I look at this stuff.
In a bittersweet twist of fate, someone emailed recently about purchasing this painting after seeing it in the Spectrum book but sadly, the painting was stolen and I have no idea where it is. :o(