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Daily Drawings February 1-7

The main image for this post is the base layer for a new series I am working on for the upcoming ReHatched Market at the Gainesville Chicken Festival. I am using book pages from salvaged pulp fiction to create a series of bird themed art. Each piece will start with a line drawing on a […]

Working sketch for The Grapes of Wraith from my first Occupy Wall Street art journal

Daily Drawings Series

My Daily Drawing series is a compilation of studies, preliminary sketches and finished art for MachinePolitick, Libertas Americana, and art competitions or shows.

Booth Display

Handcrafted for the Holidays

Please join me this weekend for the annual Christmas Market at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. I will be one of the art vendors with small patriotic art, primitives and folk pieces, hand-made Christmas cards and ornaments, and painted boxes and trunks. 

The Hold-Up Artist

The Hold-Up Artist

Working Title: Give Me your Money, ‘cause I can’t sell my work otherwise This painting was inspired by a conversation I had with a performance artist one day. The general idea was that we, as artists, have a right to ‘expose’ people to our art who would not seek it out themselves. Of course, that comes […]

Exorcising Conservative Thought

How to Exorcise Conservative Thought in an Artist

This painting was inspired by several conversations I have had with other artists. The first reaction I face when describing my work and point of view is shock. Disdain or anger quickly follow. My impression is that I have no right to be conservative and that I am breaking some unspoken law by creating political […]

Obama vs Liberty #1

Let’s Talk Solutions

I recently read an article shared with me by a friend about the transition of the office of President to that of pop-culture celebrity. Please read the article first, so you can fully understand my response below. Let’s Talk Solutions Time and time again, I read articles about the problem with culture and politics; with […]

Stand Up

Take Aim at Human Trafficking

I don’t know how aware you are of the global slave trade. I have known about it through a friend for several years, but only recently got involved through my art. I have to admit, I wasn’t inspired to learn more about human trafficking and slavery – who would be? It is a horrendous crime […]

Exorcising Conservative Thought

Conservative Artists Should Stick It to the (Liberal) Man

It has become a popular mantra of progressives to claim that conservatives are unable to contribute in any meaningful way to art or entertainment in America.

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Conservatives Can’t be Creative

In the words of my friend and partner at Liberatchik, Christopher Cook, “Human liberty and natural rights are an unstoppable force: as long as there are humans, we will yearn for liberty. A movement [to express this yearning] is building now, and art will be a part of it. The statists can delay it, but they cannot stop it. Their time is coming to an end.” I am looking forward to being a voice for this movement and I hope you are as well….

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How Conservative Artists Can Use New Media, Work Around Liberal Critics

…I still get confused looks and criticism for labeling myself as a conservative political artist a decade after making the decision to combine my passion for politics with my art….