Sunday, August 7, 2011

Update on selling venues

Please forgive my lack of updates... life happens.

In the time between posts, my art has been seen in articles on such websites as and on Nancy Grace's TV show.

(I am not a Nancy fan - never have been, never will be. I only wish I'd had one of my paintings of her listed as she chose to show my artwork). 

Here's just a quick update on selling venues:

I've been selling my art since October 23, 2010. I have sold 111 on ebay, 6 on Etsy, 3 on Artfire, 0 on EFreeMe, and 0 on Zibbet, 0 on ArtBreak, 0 on a few others, and then some offline. I've closed my Artfire store, stripped my Zibbet store down to basically nothing, and will be closing all of the others besides ebay shortly. I think I have a clear winner... how about you?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Regretsy feature!

No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get featured on Regretsy. The day has finally come.

People Are Awesome

Oh and there's more that I haven't even listed yet... I have Linda Drain-Burdick, Lawyer Gaga, and the lovely Karen Delpilar. Again, as I have stated, "This is not glorifying hatred, murder, or anything else... this is simply a painting of what I've seen while watching the trial." And watch the trial I did. Every minute.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Featured Artist: Kristin Forbes-Mullane

First, I apologize for the lack of posts... I've been quite busy. Anyway, this featured artist was worth the wait!

Meet Kristin Forbes-Mullane. "I’m known as a few other things, but I’ll probably just keep those to myself." Kristin is from Phoenix, Arizona, where "its about to be 120 degrees. Now is about the time I ask myself why I still live here."
Soldier by Kristin Forbes-Mullane
Kristin's love or art came from her father, an artist and graphic designer. She's been painting and drawing since she was a child, but "really started to get serious about it around 10 years ago when my husband and I bought a house and I finally had some space to work in."
Ladies by Kristin Forbes-Mullane
"These days I'm all about taking beautiful, peaceful images and making them dark. I especially like using religious icons and old portraits as subject matter. If its weird, I probably like it." She finds her inspiration everywhere, "but I find a lot of it on the internet. I could spend hours looking at photos of cathedrals and the statues in and around them. I also love searching through all the old photos groups on Flickr." Her favorite medium is acrylic paints.
Jesus with Crown by Kristin Forbes-Mullane

Kristin sells her art online at her website and on Etsy.
The Hand by Kristin Forbes-Mullane

Kristin, like myself, says, "I really hate it when people leave doors, drawers and cupboards open." Maybe it's a creative-type thing?
Mission by Kristin Forbes-Mullane

Make sure you check Kristin out. Told you it was worth the wait! and 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Two of my Ebay auctions were closed for "violent materials." Wait... what?!

Lately, I've switched from creating my own characters to painting people I've seen in pop culture. This includes Kelly Osbourne, two wackos from the horrible (yet entertaining) Teen Mom, as well as members of the Casey Anthony trial (which I'm addicted to - I'm several days behind, but I'm watching every moment of it).

Today, after waking up from a much needed nap, I went to check my current Ebay auctions only to find that Ebay removed the two paintings (and I'm working on several more) I did from the Casey Anthony trial: Casey herself and the judge in the case Belvin Perry, Jr. 

Did you know you can buy a photography of Ted Bundy, one of the best known serial killers of all time, on Ebay? That is apparently not "Violent Materials."

My paintings are not glorifying hatred, murder, or anything else... they are simply paintings of what I've seen while watching the trial. In fact, as many of my paintings do, they poke a bit of fun at something about each of them. For those of you not watching the trial, one day Casey showed up to court with half of her eyebrows completely plucked out... I knew I had to capture that. Judge Belvin Perry has this strange headrest attached to his chair. My painting has that... and nobody will know WTF it is unless they're watching.

Anyway... I'm not meaning to offend anyone. I just try to poke a little fun at things I see.

The paintings have been moved to Etsy:
Judge Belvin Perry
Casey Anthony

Monday, June 6, 2011

Featured Artist: Charlie Alan Kraft

"Weaved into the fabric of time itself and born in the shadows Charlie Alan Kraft has become the scourge of the creative industry. His birth moved mountains but his artwork has fueled wars, toppled communism, brought equality into the workforce for women, clothed the poor, fed the hungry, empowered minorities and single handedly brought an end to the cold war."

So let's meet Charlie Alan Kraft from Portland, Oregon. Charlie has been creating art for 17 years and says, "I've been painting for so long I just paint. Some people watch football or hang out at bars and coffee shops or work in the garden or all kinds of other things. I just paint... It simply comes out of me all the time and new ideas pop out from time to time so my work is constantly changing."

"I don't purchase or own any art. I like art but I don't put it on my walls or buy it. I prefer everything in my house to be empty allowing me to create something as original as possible. Artists that I like..? unpopular unknown ones... Artists that you find by accident that you will never read about."

"Art is and has never been about what you do or how well you do it, like every other industry it is about who you know... There are so many good artists out there it's often sickening but the majority of them will get washed under the fabric of popularity because they do not know the right people."

Make sure you check out Charlie's artwork:
at Etsy
his website
and YouTube.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Featured Artist: A.L. Burke

Meet A.L. Burke. "I'm from the sticks of Southwest Virginia. I currently live in Johnson City, Tennessee where I go to school (majoring in English) and make art whenever I can."
Hey Blue Eyes by A.L. Burke
"I’ve been drawing pretty much forever, but didn’t really start working at it until I was in high school. I started painting in 2008." A.L. says she loves acrylic paint and pens, and that she used to be terrified of spiders. " I started painting them as a way of facing that fear, and I‘ve since become pretty obsessed with them."
Itsy Bitsy by A.L. Burke
A.L. opened her Etsy shop in 2010 and also takes commissions. You can contact her at if you're interested.

A Dusty Old Gentleman by A.L. Burke
"I draw inspiration from pretty much everything, really. Usual suspects are ghost stories, dreams, David Lynch, nature, history, death lore, horror movies, phobias and creepy-crawlies."
No. 9 by A.L. Burke
"I have prints (and a pair of fantastic custom shoes) by LolitaAgogo, who is an amazing artist and friend. I also have a couple of collages by Dave Mahan, and some drawings by Ross Campbell, one of my favorite comic book artists"
Lovely as a Tree by A.L. Burke
Thank you to A.L. Burke for sharing a bit of herself with us! I certainly hope you'll check her out:
Worms Worms Worms (Etsy)
A Quietly Noisy Relaxed Intensity (art blog)
and Artwork by A.L. Burke