odd_artist WEIRD IS GOOD

Age: 60
Hometown: River Falls
Accepts Commissions: Yes
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Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status Married
Smoker Yes
Drinker Yes
Children Proud parent

Interests and Personality

BiographyBorn in Ohio, I spent my childhood as an Airforce brat, and didn't lose my itchy feet until I landed in Canada in my 20s. I then spent 15 years in California, before an auto accident changed my life and my art. While I still own a kiln, my wheel only sees action when I'm playing with a new texture medium, or need to center myself. I consider myself an 'experimental' artist, doing something similar for 2 or 3 canvases, then taking off in an entirely new direction trying to release something I dreamt about. The recurring geometric black-and-whites are what I do to reclaim some iota of control when life becomes too chaotic. Most of the time, however, I allow the brush and paint to take on their own life, tell their own story...that's when I am happiest.
InterestsEverything interests me, I can find beauty in almost anything. I have decorated my living room in rusted items, animal skulls, and other naturally aged trinkets, which is not something your average 'Walmart' decorator would even consider, but I find it far more interesting than anything I can buy.
MusicCake, The Dandy Warhols, The Refreshments, Aztec two-step, Jethro Tull, pretty much anything that hasn't been played to death.
FilmsReally 'good' B movies - Kung Fu Hustle, Bubba Hotep, Army of Darkness, Chumscrubber, anything weird and twisted.
TelevisionTV will rot your brain - it's only background noise...
BooksNew York Times Crossword Puzzle book- 1001 pushups for my mind.
HeroesAnyone who would rather fight the current rather than go with the flow...there's too much 'white bread' in the world- give me homemade pumpernickle!

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so....to empty wallet


Thanks for the praise! I have changed the direction of my art and haven't touched brush to canvas for almost 2 years. But I've developed a jewelry line made from recycled romance novels, so come check out my Naughty Bits at one of my online shops. Go to etsy.com or trendyindie.com and search for oddartist.


Brilliant work, I really enjoyed each gallery and now look forward to seeing more.

Lime ( Deleted user )

Wonderful ART odd.


Sorry- Been busy with getting the house ready to sell, and changing jobs (notice I did NOT say careers - I only work to pay for art supplies!). I'll be back soon with plenty of time to cruise through everyone's galleries and say howdy properly!


Your work is great!

sethweaver ( Deleted user )

Dear fellow artist, I wish you the best of Happy Holidays and a very creative New Year. All My Best!!


Very imagininative work, I like what you are doing. Margaret, Artist at Work, htttp://artist-at-work.co.uk


probably oddder than you. It's OK


Cool work odd-greetings Anita !!!


"Squall" is my favorite! Interesting work. Best Wishes, Deborah


fantastic work , especially love the stool, nets

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi! Listen, I have about 6 months to prepare for my first solo show, and I was hoping you could assist me. I will need to have at least 30 paintings to display. If you could, with as much honesty as possible, please name 2 of my completed pieces that you feel I should definitely show. Also, please share 3 things with me, based on my current work, (remember be honest), that you would recommend to me for improving my art in general. I am fine if you post this on my public board because it may be interesting to others. The feedback from other artist on this website is very valuable to me. Thanks! ~Marianne


Your work is interesting, thank you for sharing it..... Please note "media is present and more is to come"


NIPPLE NEBULA 16 OF 27 ACEO , are of thought, nice works


Hello geometracist, some of us are odder than others. John


I enjoyed your work, I especailly like the stuff in 'body parts gallery'


Superb composition and style:) good work.


In regards to your quote, nothing is weird or freaky. It is only weird or freaky the first time; after that it is just something you add to your repertoire or leave alone. I really like yor work, too!


Sorry I haven't been around much- been using a much larger paintbrush and canvas- my house!!! Finished the bathroom, waiting for the rain to stop to work on the exterior, and need to do the kitchen, then I'll be back with some new art, and time to browse through all of yours!