Freelance Illustrator // Fine Artist // Adventurer // (I do not accept tattoo-design commissions.) //

January 2, 2013

"Rise" Sketch

The Gasp / Flinch / Rattle / Rot / Rise mini series is complete! Well, I still have to paint three of them, but at least they are all nailed-down.

Cicadas are my new favorite muse. Here is the final piece, "Rise:"

(This piece is RESERVED.)

And here they are in order:

Gasp // Flinch // Rattle // Rot // Rise

These five paintings about the process of letting go of perceptions of the world that inhibit us. Perception is so subjective as is our experience of reality.

These five soon-to-be paintings will be part of my April 2013 solo show "Laid Bare" at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. For more info, to be added to the preview list, or to reserve a piece early, email Matt Kennedy at

("Gasp" "Rise" and " Rot" are already reserved.)


Heather Gordy said...

Your work is truly amazing. I love seeing the sketching process along with the final colored pieces.

J. A. W. Cooper said...

Thank you Heather! I'm glad you like it!