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About one and a half year ago US artist Steve Gibson was contacted for a private commission. The subject was to be focused around a custom Shovelhead built during 2012 and aptly named “Question Everything”, a tribute to the legacy of the late “Indian Larry”, a well-known bike builder from Brooklyn, New York, USA.  Here is the story and some of the philosophy behind the making of the painting “Solitude” painted during the Spring 2020 just as the Coronavirus Pandemic set in worldwide and solitude started to become a normal and forced existence – not a chosen one. 

About the artist

Steve Gibson is an airbrush artist whose technical skills are inspired by traditional oil painting. He specializes in automotive illustration and portraiture as well as fine art. He holds a BA degree in Fine Arts from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida in 1999 and his artwork has been recognized by curators at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art and exhibited in group shows in Long Beach Island, NJ and New York City.

His experimental nature, combined with a colorful and eclectic work history, makes his works both highly original at their core and masterful in their execution. Renowned motorcycle builders and riders such as Jesse James (Monster Garage), Paul Teutel Jr. (American Chopper) and Carey Hart (Freestyle Motocross) have called upon his artistic skills. He was recently named Cyclesource Magazine’s 2020 Artist of the Year. For his approach to his craft and the knowledge embodied therein, he is in demand both nationally and internationally as a workshop lecturer (when there isn’t a pandemic going on!).

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