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My artwork and what I do is portraits. I love drawing portraits of people, families or celebrities as well. My inspiration comes from when somebody's loved one receives one of my portraits and it brings tears of joy to their eyes. When I hear about it, I know that my work has done what it's suppose to do...love it. 

As far as what got me started, I've been drawing all of my life but never really took it seriously until I went to the hole in 09. After leaving the hole, I was moved to a step-down unit and it was there I started back drawing. 

People started really recognizing my artwork so I started drawing even more. That really motivated me into helping take care of my son financially who, at the time, was just 8 yrs old. 

My son means everything to me and comes before my needs, so half the money i make from my portraits is sent home to him. I refuse to let my incarceration stand between me and my responsibilities as a father. Being able to help in his support from this place has helped our relationship on so many levels. And while I'm not out there physically, I can support him emotionally and financially while I'm away. 

As time has passed, I've been getting better and better as a portrait artist. Additionally, I find that when I listen to my MP3, it aids in keeping me focused on what I'm drawing, nothing more.

Drawing relieves stress and keeps me focused on what I want to do: make money behind my artwork and help take care of my son in the process. I prefer black & white over color cause, for me, I can see more of the detail. 

Click here to visit my online portfolio. Or if you like my work and want to own it on any of over 70 products (like apparel, coffee cups, iPhone skins and more), click here to visit my online shop.

Thanks for reading. 

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Read about our artists here, then click their name to visit their online portfolio. 

We're on a first name basis with our artists. Please view prison art by first name. 

I've been locked up since June 6th, 2013. I have ADHD, and being stuck in a cell most of the day didn't help the relationship between me and my cell mates. As a form of meditative therapy, I taught myself how to draw. It started as simple sketches, but I've improved my technique and picked up new ones along the way.  It's been fun and has sustained me throughout my time.

Over the past six months, starting around December 2018, I transitioned to painting and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, at the beginning of 2019, the prison stopped selling paint, but everyone here is going through the channels to try and talk them into selling it again. I couldn't wait, however, so I started making my own paint. I use crushed up chalk and toothpaste, and have had to reteach myself some of the techniques...but it is working. That ingenuity earned me the nickname "McGyver", and now other artists are trying the same recipe and painting methods. In all, I believe they're finding it both fun and challenging to do.

Thank you for reading. If you'd like to see what I accomplish with toothpaste and chalk, click here to visit my online portfolio. Or if you like my work and want to own it on any of over 70 products (like apparel, coffee cups, iPhone skins and more), click here to visit my online shop.

My original work and limited prints are available for sale on my Featured Artist Page. Click here check it out. 

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