American Bar Series

Jake’s o’ Mine, 8″x10″ $175

I was recently asked what American Bar Series paintings I have available for purchase.  I am posting the finished paintings in my studio.

All paintings are framed and ready to hang. All paintings are of bars that I have frequented. Prices include shipping within the 48 contiguous United States.

Jake’s o’ Mine was an outlaw biker bar a block from my house. It closed several years ago. In the heyday, Jake’s had a tattoo artist on site. Oil wrestling, live bands, Hell’s Angels, what more could you ask for in you corner bar?

Top – Xmas at Jake’s o’ Mine, Apache Junction, AZ. Bottom, Cowboy Bills, Key West, FL. 8″x10″, $175 ea.

Jake’s o’ Mine is now Lucky Strikes, that is if the owner can survive the mandatory shutdown due to VCOVID-19. The arbitrary and capricious closures of many bars in Arizona has sealed the fate of some of them.

Cowboy Bill’s in Key West is, like most bars in Key West, a tourist trap. However, it is a fun tourist trap. Ride the mechanical bull. Tricycle races (one trike is completely unrideable) and great music.

Coming back to Arizona, the Dog Run is a locals bar in Apache  Junction.   Pool tables, karaoke, great sandwiches, and colorful locals. My first time at the Dog Run a guy in a wheelchair was cleaning up at the pool tables.

The Dog Run, Apache Junction, AZ 8″x10″ $175

Like many bars in Arizona, The Dog Run is in a strip mall. Moving here from the east, it was difficult to comfy up to strip mall bars.

I am used to bars that are located in their own buildings. Apache Junction currently has two drinking establishments that meet that criteria. One is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The other I have yet to paint.

The painting I did of the other, Superstition Skies, is not for sale. It features my deceased nephew, the only painting I did with him in it.

The Whiskey Row Tavern, Prescott, AZ

The Whiskey Row Tavern in Prescott, AZ is a local’s bar in a tourist area. Cash only, and pay per drink.

The bartender is the best, she refilled my beer before I was able to take the last sip. She didn’t ask, she just knew.

Whiskey Row is older than Arizona has been a state. Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp both wandered the streets of Pescott.

The Palace is the oldest saloon in America. Today it is a tourist trap, and you will not be able to get served promptly. It actually has the second worst service of any bar I have ever been to. Which is why Whiskey Row Tavern is featured in one of my paintings.

The Old Absinthe House, New Orleans, 8″x10″ $175

And now for a road trip. The Old Absinthe House features the bar they had prior to prohibition. The copper top bar was dismantled and hidden during this bleak period of American history.

The bar played a prominent role during the War of 1812.  The bartender featured in the painting is Dawn. She came to New Orleans from Chicago at age 18 and stayed.

I have plenty more paintings and art available. I am working on a show in December in Mesa, AZ.


Death by numbers

Covid-19 Death Counts or fun with numbers

We have been subjected daily to the death count. The mainstream media knows that nothing gets ratings like a tragedy. The worse the tragedy, the higher their ratings. From March 2020 on, the race began to air the most horrific stories.

Worst case scenarios were broadcast daily, while news that would downplay the dangers was given little coverage if not omitted entirely.

On March 16, 2020 The UK’s Imperial College in a discredited study publicly predicted 40 million deaths worldwide. The report claimed that the deaths could be reduced to 20 million if immediate action were taken. “We estimate that in the absence of interventions, COVID-19 would have resulted in7.0 billion infections and 40 million deaths globally this year.”

Neil Ferguson, head of the Imperial College research team, claimed that in the UK alone, 500,000 would die. Neil Ferguson claimed to be an epidemiologist. He is not a physician, and has only a degree in theoretical physics. Continue reading “Death by numbers”

Covid-19 Timeline

Covid 19 Propaganda and Lies

I am sick and tired of the hysteria surrounding Covid-19. Democrats across the board are spewing out falsehoods and lies, laying the blame squarely on President Trump. They claim that if Trump had acted differently early on, we would not face the healthcare crisis we now see.

I have put together a timeline of sorts, with links to sources, to set the record straight. Trump was the first to take action. His actions were based on the best information that was available at the time. Regardless of what you think of the man, th east you can do is base your judgment on factual information. Continue reading “Covid-19 Timeline”