RETRO IS ACTIVE

I absolutely love retro. Especially Polynesian Pop and swinging Mid-Century Modern. Especially the two combined. Not a highly original genre, but a classic I strive to make my own with modern edge and texture. Here's where I raise my martini and say 'cheers' to all things kitschy-cool and hope you do, too. 

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CRAZY FISH

Mid-Mod flair combined with funky patterns and textures, this piece is a little brighter than my usual heavily saturated fare. The inspiration for this piece was found at an antiques store in San Dimas, California, in the form of a wooden sculpture tagged  'Crazy Fish'.

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ROLL WITH IT

This artist is a master of rolling with it. So much so that if I had a pair of roller skates, there would be no stopping me. I'm also a fan, as mentioned, of VW buses, and coastline themes. And I chose this color palette to evoke a 70s vintage vibe...a time when roller skating was all the rage.

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A TIKI'S TALE

This piece was created as a serious nod to my love of 'Tiki Culture' using the exotic colors and distressed textures featured in much of my artworks. And what can be more fun than a mermaid smoking a cigar while a volcano erupts in the background? Not much, I imagine. 

'I create art because I can't cook.'

—The Sketchie Beast

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SUSIE SPUTNIK

Susie Sputnik was inspired by a jet-set jazz album cover and enhanced with mid-century mojo. Acid green, rust and orange is not a color combination many fall in love with but it depends on the subject matter. For Miss Sputnik, the colors are out of this world.  Put her in a clean white frame. You'll love her to the moon and back.

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SURF CITY IN
RETROGRADE

Surf City in Retrograde was inspired by a day of listening to one of my favorite music genres, surf guitar, along with my unrequited love of vintage VW buses. This piece has a very Southern California vibe and has found much favor with boomers, bohos and hipsters alike.