Marcus Aurelius – Fall of the Roman Empire

I decided to write this to give a little background on what inspired me to render this Marcus Aurelius piece. With that being said let's get to the good stuff! Gladiator, a movie starring Russell Crowe and Directed by Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott's behind many great films like American Gangster, Hannibal, & G.I. Jane! Well … Continue reading Marcus Aurelius – Fall of the Roman Empire

Happy Customers 

Every painter paints himself. Every traditional or functional piece that I have had the opportunity to render is essentially a representative of my idiosyncrasies and ultimately myself to a degree. It warms my heart that Vanessa decided to purchase this Ali functional & conversational piece for her significant other Kenneth. I'm even happier that he … Continue reading Happy Customers 

Chic Athletique 

The holiday season is practically here and I'm having an amazing time creating pieces on my new found obsession, functional surfaces. Up-cycled bottle surfaces offer so many possibilities as far as mediums used. This particular piece definitely represents this art patron, Chic & Athletique. Here's a small glimpse into the process.  Preparing the surface is … Continue reading Chic Athletique 


Just knocked out this bottle, no pun intended!  I've really fallen in love with upcycling. Bottles once used to simply store alcoholic beverages are now so much more! Functional works of art used for virtually anything! The possibilities are endless!  Any other upcyclers out there? I'd love to see what you all have done with … Continue reading Ali

Preparing functional works

Today I wanted to give a quick rundown on the process I use to upcycle wine bottles....  STEP 1 : Scrub & Wash During this process I soak the bottles which makes it extremely easy to remove the adhesive, which can be done with a butter knife or blade. Once that's removed I scrub away.  … Continue reading Preparing functional works