David and Johnny

I initially wanted to do a scribble portrait of David Byrne (Talking Heads). After seeing a documentary of the punk guitarist Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers), I re-imagined the piece using portraits of these two important musician/songwriters of the late 70s early 80s New York music scene. Two distinct personalities. Two musical genres (American punk and new wave). Maybe someday I'll do another piece using two British musicians from the 1980s. I loved that kind of music 30 years ago, and I still love listening to it.

     David and Johnny     Colored pencil, watercolor and ink on board, 20" x 32", 2015


David and Johnny
Colored pencil, watercolor and ink on board, 20" x 32", 2015