MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/RichardMorrisArt
My Artist Statement and Prices
What is my goal: To be a professional artist making art that I enjoy.
What kind of art do I make: I paint pin-up of women.
What medium do I use: I use ink on illustration board at the moment. The ink is mixed with white gesso to lighten the ink and give it more covering power.
What is my dream accomplishment: Artbook published by SQP.
What is my education: Took art classes in high school and graphic arts printing in college. Taught myself to paint.
What motivates and inspires me: Women. with and without tattoo's.
How long have I been painting: I have been painting pin-up off and on since 2003. In 2010 I did my first painting from my own photograph. It is called "Couple's Therapy". It depicts a man and a women on their knees with hooks in their backs connected to ropes being pulled up by another women standing above them. In the same painting there are 2 posters depicting a different shot of each of the couple. It is the only painting I have ever done of a man and I intend for it to be my only. I took the photo at a Dr Sketchy's event. I have painted the female in the couple many times since including a photo by GG Hotshots used with permission. In it Kelley Healey is in a short black dress and a man's tie. I call it "Kelley Under Bridge" and it did get me some attention back in 2011 when I finished it. But I was not ready to take advantage of the opportunity and interest dropped off from the following pictures I did from photo's I took from Dr Sketchy events. But now I have slightly changed styles putting a contour line around the subjects and using more color. Now I am ready to move on to my next phase and towards my goal.
Prices for my artwork: I will be selling painting for $10 per linear inch. So a 10"x10" painting would be $100 and 20"x30" would be $500. But soon. If I cannot keep up with demand I may raise this price.
Do I do commissions: I will only do commissions if the photo to be painted would fit in my pin-up portfolio. It would be the reg $12 per linear inch price and you would receive the painting and I would retain rights to make and sell prints of the painting. If you did not want me to be able to make and sell prints of the painting the price would be $15 per linear inch. I only paint women 18 years old or older. No babies, children or men. Or animals. Or manga. Or anything else. Just Pin-up.