One of our favorite haunts in Peekskill just got a kick ass car ass. “Jackie” (78×40 inches) was installed on January 7 and was followed on the 8th by a gathering of friends and locals to celebrate its unveiling. This painting was commissioned by the restaurant Gleason’s, located in downtown Peekskill, and was obviously inspired by the actor Jackie Gleason, who owned several Lincoln limousines.
Elements of Gleason’s obsession with the paranormal are included in the layers of this new work but you have to get up close and personal to view these objects. Pay a visit to Gleason’s and check it out in person.
Gleason’s is located at 911 South Street, Peekskill NY.
My latest project will be on view in early January. Join me for the unveiling and a drink at Gleason’s, 911 South Street, Peekskill, NY. Thursday January 8th at 6pm.
It has been a while since I’ve posted or made much art. A break from the studio, a connection with the outside world (friends, nature) and some time working on a vast ta-do list was much needed. And that is still the plan for the rest of the year (sort of). I did however create one new piece, a departure from the cars, I will post that later+>
In the meantime, if you’re in the vicinity of Peekskill, NY and missed my massive show at the Ossining Library, you can check out some car paintings at the Peekskill Coffee House through the month of July. Git’ yourself a iced drink and cool off in this very lovely coffee house, the beating heart of Peekskill.
I have found movies a great resource for painting subjects. This piece was inspired by the story of Bonnie and Clyde. The task of trying to create a mood or evoke an emotion, from a mostly metal object, can be a challenge. But challenges can be fun and the research involved in creating this piece was just that…fun.