Friday, 30 January 2015

New Painting: Alice Cooper

Another painting to go in my 'Hero's' series.  This time of rock and heavy metal hero Alice Cooper.  Why is he in amongst my personal hero's?  Well lets put aside the fact I have been a fan since I was a child,  and know every song inside out and can play them on multiple instruments lol and look a bit more deeply.  
What the character of Alice Cooper ( Vincent Damon Furnier is the real man behind this rock and metal legend for those unaware) made me realise growing up and especially as a teenager was that showmanship matters, that it was ok to be seen by my peers as a 'bit odd' and gave me the confidence to finally run with the things I am good at.  (...and boy how I have ran the last 20 years!) I'm proud of the fact that I've went from homeless to where I am now.  (In fact back when I was homeless two things kept me sane...reading every Terry Pratchett book in the library, and an old walkman I had with a couple of tapes of Alice Cooper..little known fact that one).
I always found the exaggerated character of Alice Cooper to be very interesting, I always find it sad though that there are still some that cant tell the character from the actual human being behind it.  I picked this style for this one and colour scheme to reflect the old communist political posters... as the painting is named after a rather well known Alice song... 'Elected', it made sense.