“All exploitive art should look like it’s been knocked up at 5am by some wasted bum who once had talent but is now seriously on the slide.”

Frankenstein Monster Alla Prima


Whenever I sit myself down to paint one of the classic Universal Monsters it’s always the most fun thing I do. Hey, I’m 67, it’s just about the only fun thing I do! Why I enjoy painting the old monochrome monsters so much is a mystery to me because I’m a much bigger fan of 80’s horror. Possibly it’s because as a kid I was infatuated with Basil Gogos’ Famous Monsters Of Filmland covers and used to dream of one day painting classic critters as good as him. Of course, I’m still dreaming of painting as good as him!