Michael Gordon, Port Charlotte Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement Ever since I can remember, I've been an artist. Recreating Mario Bros. baddies on paper in all their pixelated glory. Giving life to my own toons and martian characters, beach scenes and seascapes. For a while I took an interest to insect life and was sketching their kind with charcoal pencils. In school, precious few assignments got away clean, most riddled with designs and decoration; few lectures got the attention they deserved, sketchbook under my nose.
My artwork was once primarily pencil & ink, but I've expanded my artistic horizons, working with anything from oil pastels to computer graphics and even mild steel.
I categorize most of my artwork as abstract surrealism. Much of the works currently on display are black & white / pen & ink line art. A few people have called them 'modern day Rorschach tests', as quite a few of them are subject to interpretation.
The pieces that actually have a subject matter to speak of, are often dark and ominous in nature. With only my artwork to go on, you might not guess me to be the happiest guy in the room.
I've sold flash-sets of my artwork to tattoo shops, and sold other pieces separately to individuals wanting tattoos. I also welcome all kinds of artwork commissions. Inquiries of any kind are welcome, large or small, tattoos or posters.