"Instant Karma" - John Lennon
Born in the early 1970s, I didn’t even know who The Beatles or John Lennon were. But when I was about eight-years-old, I heard “Live and Let Die” on the radio sung by Paul McCartney while he was with a band called Wings. It was the theme song to the James Bond movie of the same name. A little while later, I found The Beatles and became a fan for life! (I was never really an Elvis guy.) John Lennon and Paul McCartney were these creative geniuses that somehow found each other. What are the odds?! My favorite bands and music artists seem to be those who are always reinventing themselves. David Bowie and Prince were both masters of this. Maybe they got the idea from The Beatles. Those guys were always adapting to the culture. They would have always sold out every stadium and venue for decades, but they didn’t want their art to be static. I think that’s a brilliant way to improve your work. The Beatles inspire my own art by pushing me to explore, rather than getting comfortable with style or technique in particular. I chose this image of John Lennon because I love it and it’s definitely iconic. Original painting size is 24 x 36 and full-size (and smaller) giclee on canvas reproductions are available. Contact me for custom sizes.