Topic: painting

Abraham Obama – by Ron English

Abraham Obama by Ron English

Abraham Obama is a humorous and provocative look at an unprecedented political art movement. Street artist Ron English gathers a crew of professional pranksters and hits the road on a grassroots campaign to make public art and promote Obama’s campaign for the Presidency. Abraham Obama takes us on an unforgettable ride as the stories of Ron English unfold alongside musicians and artists such as Shepard Fairey, Jack Medicine, David Choe, Sam Flores, Will.I.Am, Morgan Spurlock and many others.

Tribeca Theater Screening of “Abraham Obama”  Ron English will be on hand for Q&A.

Thu, May 14, 2009, 8:00pm – 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, New York City – ticket info

artist & website: Ron English –

Colin MacDonald (singer of the band The Trews) by Nancy Desrosiers

Colin MacDonald by Nancy Desrosiers
oil on a canvas

I have not featured a painting in a while so I was glad when Nancy sent this to me.  I love how she has captured the feeling of being at the concert.  The singer is full of life, the lighting is amazing and Nancy’s painting style sparks movement on the canvas.  The black background feels a little flat compared to the rest of the painting, but it could be that the background looks better in real life and does not translate well in a photo.  In any case, this is not something that keeps me from enjoying the work.  This is a strong painting and Nancy does a great job of bringing the singer to life.

artist & website: Nancy Desrosiers –