Gorilla Wall

A mural for a local rubber & belting company.

Custom murals

For a living room wall.

CITY JUNGLE

Is an attempt to beautify our dull grey urban landscape with huge colorful leaves and flowers seeming to spring to life out from street level. Painted directly onto the metal rails of a common security gate, the image only fully reveals itself to unsuspecting pedestrians at certain angles.

Best Of Show

Yeah nice one, riiiight? I agree as I was surprised to win an award from the annual Latino Art  Bravisimo show back in 2010, I was honored to accept and got a sweet gold ribbon to prove it.

Jungle Leaves

Nature and floral elements have been a part of art work for a long time, but its only been within recent years where I made these leafy elements the main attraction and not just a visual backdrop to a character piece.

Little Creepers

Well what can I say about this little creepers? I am into Japanese art and was inspired by the block printing look of the water waves and reformulated into this “noodle” shape you see. I swap out the eyes and mouth expressions to amuse myself.

Previous Art Shows

It occurred to me that friends and fans have missed out previous art shows, so this is my attempt to create a section of my site where you can catch up as I have created mini-galleries and have tried to recapture the essence of each show.

Skateboard group show benefiting Children’s Mercy Hospital


Grateful to help out for a great cause, come on out to Escapist Skateboarding for a great group show & charity auction. This is your chance to own custom art by many recognized artists for a fraction of what you would ordinarily pay! You will have 1hr to bid or forever gnash your teeth! 

Here is the board I made, did up some mouthbreathing noodles, awwww yeah!


Escapist Skateboarding
405 Southwest Blvd, Ste 100
Kansas City, MO 64108

Dia de Los Muertos

What a busy and fun DDLM month, wow it was a whirlwind, Three art shows and a rad group art installation at the incredible Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with so many talented friends. I am humbled and grateful for all the great energy shared and created during this short span of time. Overall there were 100 sugar skulls on display. Here are a few pics, please enjoy!




My daughter’s sugar skull is on the left, and mine is on the right. We had a blast creating these!

Peek-N-Boo Bash

Did this quick wall last night for a Halloween party & art show tonight at 2101 Broadway St, KCMO, 64108. 

Cut stencils on the spot w/crappy scissors and used spray chalk as its only a 1 nite show. I got 2 pieces hanging as well. Gonna be a fun night and with a roof top deck with excellent views of downtown KC.

#art #brick #halloween #boo #bats #typography #spray #aerosol #montanachalk #kc #kcigers #kcmo #kcbuzz #visualsoul

Dia de Los Muertos 2016

I am excited about this years exhibition and welcome you, your family, friends and the Greater Kansas City community to the 18th Annual Dia de Los Muertos exhibition and festival. This year we welcome Francisco Franco (S.F., CA) as the 2016 Featured Artist, and Kansas City based artists Luis Merlo & Hector Perez as our featured Window Altar along with many local artists in the group art show. So join us October 7th for one of the biggest First Fridays of the year!

6p to 9p-ish
Light snacks and liquor for a donation.

Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
915 W 17th St
Kansas City, MO 64108

I will be showing a brand new piece, a 16×16″ sugar skull on a wood surface.

Burn Ur Soul – art show


BURN UR SOUL is a collaborative art show with nationally recognized Burn353 and myself VisualSoul on Aug 5th First Friday at Mod Gallery in the Crossroads Arts District. Burn353 is in town from Illinois just for this show, he is a true multi-disciplinary artist with skills encompassing street art, wood fabrication, and custom character creation.

We will have plenty of art for sale and at ready to move prices, as I am making art on paper and other works specifically to get into collectors hands. This is one show not to be missed, as both Burn353 and myself will be hibernating and focusing on shows for 2017. Sure we will put a piece into a group show here or there for the remaining of 2016, but you won’t see a room full of our art like this show on August 5th!

Lucha Libre group show tonight

Come out to Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery for a cool Luchador art show tonight. I got one piece in the show and will be lingering around the venue this evening, lots of art going on, so hopping to several spots.

917 W 17th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

New wall mural

Started on a new mural for a friend’s living room wall, 9×5 feet with a natural purple base coat to start. Here are some progress pics, will show more soon.

Been busy hustlin, less talk, more action.

Basically hibernated for the winter and reflected on the past art year and how I wanted 2016 to go. Feeling more focused now, as I allowed myself some breathing room and time to recharge. It’s so tempting to say yes to opportunities that come my way, but I want to say yes to the right opps.

Flat out, I used to think that art shows were a sign of success, and they are in proper context, but I want to get back to painting some bigger narrative pieces, and experiment with new concepts. Balancing this with continuing efforts to make my art more affordable & accessible to a larger audience.

Excited to focus on my merchandise hustle and refinement of packaging. Lots to do, feels good to strive towards these goals. 

Here is a recent sketch of the late great Fred G Sanford, was watching the show Sanford & Son the other day cracking up, so naturally I sketched his craziness. Rough warm up and then a more refined version, just scribbling really to keep loose… “YOU BIG DUMMY” hey I will post some other spontaneous spazz creations here soon!

   
  
 

Hustling 300MPH so it seems…

Big new mural

Hello again fans, friends, and ghouls I know i’m a spazz and horrible bout updating here. Really my Instagram feed is the place to be to keep up on my latest art news. Go run now, ha ha. flee now with your drool cups in hand to follow VisualSoul on Instagram or also see my side bar at right, you may click that also.

Ok so the real story is how I was commissioned to paint a big wall on 1815 Prospect Ave in Kansas City, MO for an industrial rubber supplier company called Kansas City Rubber & Belting, a long 40′ x 8′ tall wall facing the West side of street, lotsa traffic, other janky looking buildings surround it, so I figured if I could help beautify things then i am game. My friend Joe Skates is an old college friend and he’s the owner of a long standing KC company that wanted his building to have some life. This wall is BAM right next to the main entrance, so customers and other street walkers will see it. I tell ya I get honks and tons of street love from all the walkers, I really appreciate it. Soon I will show the full project and create a reveal section here with slide shows and such.

Burn Your Soul art show

A super dope two man Art Show featuring the incredible Burn353 & VisualSoul super slaying the visuals to get ur mouths droolin. In addition to big art, we will have mini art, Shirts, Sticker Slaps, Buttons, Prints, and Zines for all price ranges.

This is Burn353’s first showing in KC, as he is Nationally known from coast to coast. Come give him sum eye ball love and enjoy this great event space that MOD Gallery has put together.

We will have sumptuous beats by DJ Ray Velazquez and a cash bar.

MOD gallery
1809 McGee
KCMO, 64111

Sponsored by:
Red Bull Energy Drink
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Tallgrass Brewing Company

Go visit Burn353’s website to see more of his art.

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