I am starting a new series today titled: "Icons of My Youth". The first painting of the series is "Mike Ness. Social Distortion". 20x24 inches on gallery wrapped canvas. Music is important to me. When I am feeling depressed I like to listen to songs that I have attached happy memories to. When I met my wife (girlfriend at the time), she was the first person in our little town that had actually heard of Social Distortion and the Ramones. Two bands I was heavily into. Lucky for me, she had a cool punk rocker brother. We started dating in 10th grade of high school and have been together ever since. I love how her eyes light up when we are traveling and listening to the radio and a Social Distortion or Ramones song comes on. We always look at each other, and start singing to the dismay of our four children! I am looking forward to doing this series, listening to the bands as I paint them.