Gord Russell, Wheeling Member Since June 2018 Artist Statement I can take commissions for portraits of yourself, your pet or anyone you wish in the acrylic style that you see here. I can also do them in charcoal. Just contact me. I've been a musician all my life, playing in rock bands, touring small circuits as well as with major artists, and record my own songs and compilations. I started Sculpting realistic figures in 1999, did the art fair circuit on the North Shore of Chicago for 2 years, and won 2 awards in the first year. I had to move my residence and lost my place to sculpt, so focused more on music. In March of 2017, I decided to paint. What you see here is ideas I've tried based on things I like and know and what interests me as far as 2D images are concerned, and I wanted to do something a little different yet somehow familiar. I prefer realistic art, but put a twist on it with the acrylic medium. My hope is that someone will like my images, and will find joy in hanging it in their home, or using it in the many forms available here.