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Painting “Metamorphosis”


Tran Nguyen

In August, I got the opportunity to be part of the line-up for another Pow! Wow! festival to work on a 40'x24' mural at 309 Pine Ave., Long Beach, California. I had an amazing time with the locals and Pow! Wow! Long Beach crew as usual, and got to paint my largest mural to date! Also, special thanks to Rebecca Crossing for coming out on the first day to help me block in colors on…

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Prince of Darkness


Arnie Fenner

October 14, 2019 - Above: A mixed media portrait of Bram Stoker by C.F. Payne. I love the connection to his character Dracula with the pointed ears and elongated, clawed fingers. Chris has produced a number of paintings and drawings of authors and artists over the years that he often offers for sale though his Etsy store (where Cathy and I happily purchased this one for our collection). Tales of vampires in one form or another exist in virtually every culture around the globe, but none have captivated audiences—or cast a longer bat-shaped shadow—than has Dracula. Written by Bram Stoker and first published in 1897, Dracula wasn't the first literary bloodsucker ("The Vampyre" by Mary Shelley's friend John Polidori in 1819 and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla in 1872 predate it) but it most certainly was and is the…

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