Arthead "You have to catch the water when it rains"

Age: 54
Hometown: Philadelphia
Accepts Commissions: Yes
Logged in: No

Number of Visits: 4522
Ice and Botrytis

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Married
Smoker No
Drinker No
Education Self Taught
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyIn 1985, Formica was discovered by the late artist agent, Ola Jones, and he received his first solo exhibit in 1987 in Pottstown, PA. Upon her discovery, Jones immediately encouraged Formica to trade in his syringes for brushes. Twenty-two years later, he is still drug-free, and his paintings have since been exhibited in more than twenty-five international solo and group shows; published in Art Now, Art Matters, The Pew Trust, and American History Magazine; collected by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, President Jimmy Carter, and Donald Trump; and recently honored by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary commission and placed in the official Ben Franklin Tercentenary exhibit catalogue, In Search of a Better World (Yale University Press).
InterestsI am interested in almost everything
MusicElvis Presley
FilmsThat's the way it was.
TelevisionHell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares.
BooksThe essential Dali Lama
HeroesYi Sun Sin

Recently Added Friends

Recent messages left for this artist


(( How are you today? I hope you are fine. My name is Miss Rose Desmond. I am single looking for honest and nice person. Somebody who i can make friend with. today i saw your profile at and became interested in you. I don't care about your color, ethnicity, Status or Sex. Upon your reply to this mail I will tell you more about myself and send you more of my picture. I'm sending you this beautiful mail, with a wish for much happiness.this is my email ( I am looking forward to hear from you.please contact me directly to my box i have more to tell u there.. Warm regards, Miss Rose.

cynthia02 How is your day....... I saw your profile at and some thing about you move my intress to comminicate with you so how is life treating you. Please i want you to use this email address to write me back( so that i can give you my picture and tell you more about me ok.stay cool and enjoy your self.kisesssssssssss Yours lovely Cynthia


best wishes g


Nice work. Regards, Bud C


Nice work. Regards, Bud C


Dear sir!Thanks a lot of your estimation my work,unfortunately very often riches not goin together with painter,but Yours "4-Seasons of wine.Fall" compulsory to bring your celebrity.I am very liked it yours art work.


I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey


Hi, welcome to this website. Everyone is helpful and friendly. What an inspiring story and an impressive list of clients! Message me when you have more images uploaded. Visit my site when you get a chance.


ha ham, thanks, when u have taken the day off and looked at my stuff let me know what you think...thanks seh


Hi and welcome to MAP! :)


Thanks Arthead, It is actually hard to walk from one side of my studio/livingroom to the other:) Because I collect everything thinking that It will wind up in a painting somehere/sometime...I leave no junk unturned.Lenke


Hi, don't forget to email your friends about your new My Art Profile URL! Send them a link to your new page


nice work!


nice work, unique...keep up the passion!


nice work, unique...keep up the passion!


Hello Arthead, I like your work ! it's great. lenke

jh ( Deleted user )

Welcome Arthead, thanks for the add, like your artwork!!!


"it" being the house


Funny. I have told people, when I lived in Phoenix, the distance from Phoenix to Pittsburgh was less than from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. You get it. Life is OK but I am trying to stay off drugs but it is difficult when the dealers are in your bar or close enough to deliver. It is funny but it does show you a different side of life that others only see in the movies. Little story. My girlfriend and her late husband used to sling heroin. Eggy called up and ask if he could use their scales for some reefer. He didn’t tell them he had stollen the drugs from the Fiello Brothers. While they wee wieghing the dope out the Fiellos riddled it with machine guns. When they got of the floor Eggy said “Do you think we could speed this up?” Eggy eventually got a murder rap, got punked out in the joint and now is a woman. This is city life in the raw. Give you a different perspective. I cannot really shoot country landscapes. It is a foreign territory to me. Good luck with your images bud. TOX