Pugilist Portraits

Pugilist Portraits

John Beatty {image pending} Oil ( 24”x 20” ) 2019 John’s bareknuckle days began with fist fights as a youth, onboard ships in the Navy and a period as a bouncer. His first Pro Match was in 1980, when he won the Tough Guy Contest at the old Buffalo Auditorium. I was in...

A Brush With Bareknuckles (Painting)

{image pending} Oil (72”x 57”) 2015 I jumped into this, the first piece in the series, with both feet, or in this case with both hands. Ringside at Richburg, by Andrew R. English, contains everything about the famous fight between John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain....
Bareknuckles: Contemporary Works

Bareknuckles: Contemporary Works

Winner ? Sometimes winners look like losers. ‘ Nuff said Sucker Punch This is one of those pieces that asked ‘where are you going with this’? It’s all part of the process.Roll with the punches. Collide-O-Scope The modification of the word Kaleidoscope is well-suited...
Rona

Rona

Rona Packs A Punch At one point I had asked Pam how I might break up the brutality of the show with something (dare I say) cheerful. She responded with one word, flowers. At first I couldn’t make sense of it. Then, I became intrigued. Flowers. How can flowers tie-in...