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Click here for a larger image.  I love listening to reggae. There is no way you can listen to raggae and not be happy. Its it almost a guarantee to be in a good mood. You can’t talk or about reggae without talking about Bob Marely. Had to paint one of my favorites. Click here if you are interested in this painting.

Click here for a larger image. The Mona Lisa is arguably the most famous painting in World. Its actually not that big but it is the most well known. Its because it was stolen in the early 1900’s It was soon on the cover of every major newspaper making it the most recognizable painting in the World. I think that and the smile is what have a made the Mona Lisa the most famous paintings. This was my take on the Mona Lisa. Click here if you are interested in this painting.

Click here for a larger image. Gowing up in North Carolina and loving history it’s only natural that I would love Ava Gardner. It also doesn’t hurt that she is a great actress on one of the most beaufitul. If you read anything about Ava you will learn she beat to her own drum. I really hoped to capture a little of that in this painting. Click here if you are interested in this painting.

 Click here for a larger image Probably the most talented country musician of all time. The man sang what he lived and lived what he sang. It was honest and authentic. I hoped to capture that in this painting. Click here if you interested in this painting.

Click here for a larger image.  Probably the best pesident of all time if you consider all the thing he dad to deal with and the job that he did. Truely a facinating and resiliant man.  Click here if you are interested in this painting.

Eddie Van Halen

Click here for a larger image .If my High School Years had a soundtrack it would be mostly Van Halen Songs. It seems to prepresent and remind me of my youth as I think it does for many. I still smile and imediately feel beter when a Van Halen song comes on the radio. I was hoping to capture that exact feeling here. I hope it makes you smile. Click here if you are interested in this painting

Click here for a larger image.  Who doesn’t like Marylin? An icon that will be remmbered forever. I hope I caught her essense  Click here if you are interested in this painting.  

Click here for a larger image.  Im a big fan of the Stoics. Murcus Aurelius is on of the best known stoics and the last of the 5 good emperors. I have Marcus mediations and its a great guide to live by. We could use a guy like Marcus in power today. Click here if you are interested in this painting.

Click here for larger image. Allways on my Mind is one of my favorite songs but On the Road Again is the most famous song from the iconic Willie Nelson. Thus the name of the painting. Click here if you are interested in this painting.

Click here for a larger image.  My mom loved Elvis. She had multiple albums and played them frequently when I was a kid. He died when I was eight years old. Multiple movies came out about his life. I too became a fan. If you listen to Elvis for an hour or two I think you will become a fan too. I alway knew I’d paint The King of Rock and Roll someday.  Click here if you are interested in this painting.

Click here for a larger image.  I painting this right after hear of Eddie VanHalen’s death. I listened to VanHalen the entire painting. I felt like my youth died that day. Van Halen was huge during my high school days and I say them several times. I had a buddy who was a really good guitarist and of course the Holy Grail for a guitar player is to play EVH’s “Eruption” It was initially a warm up exercise but became his most popular part of his guitar solo.  Click here if you are interested in this painting.

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