Monthly Archives: August 2013

RISK in Canada for Graffit Gallery’s 15th year anniversary.

A few weeks ago, I went to Canada for a non stop graffiti and painting extravaganza. I had a crazy  schedule consisting of a solo show with all new work created on site, a few seminars, a few murals, judging a graffiti battle, a few pieces and a lot of all around painting.  The people at The Graffiti gallery in Winnipeg were awesome. They were so hospitable and helpful, I can’t thank them enough! Thank you! The Graffiti Programing Inc. is a non profit organization who have really made a difference. It was honored and proud to participate with them as well. Here’s a few shots from the trip.

HPM”S for the show….

It was pretty cool flipping through the channels at the hotel and seeing myself. Just wish I knew what they were saying…

Did a lot of press, Newspaper, Television, and Radio interviews…

Installation at the gallery with 2 canvases…

First piece  did when I got there….

Had fun with this one. did 3d effect but needed the old school glasses….

No pun itended……

People hanging out at the annual Graffiti battle….

signing cans, I  was surprised to see some old paper wraps.

Piece on the outside wall of the gallery…

Some of the locals at the Graffiti Gallery Winnipeg

Piece for Graffiti Programing auction…..

Beautifully destroyed seminar….

Montana cans made sure the cans were on deck…..

BAnother building for the beautifully destroyed series….




I recently spent a few weeks in Canada with the good people from Graffiti Art Programing Inc. and the Graffiti Gallery Winnipeg. It was truly a pleasure. I had a chance to paint a few murals, and conduct a few seminars for some of their teachers, as well as work with some of the kids. After seeing the great things they are doing for their community and the amazing results. I wanted to be a part of it. I decided to let them auction off my installation piece for the cause. This piece is 12ft. by 12 ft. and it is comprised of street signs from the immediate area. The piece is called “A SIGN OF THE TIMES” and it represents change and growth. These signs have all been used to re route, re direct, show the way, or simply warn people of what to watch out for. The signs are all elements of the locale. The signs are simple and mundane yet can be dynamic when juxtaposed and painted. Similar to why we paint dilapidated buildings and or trains.


I was recently asked to design the SSMF prints this year. This is a new addition to the festival. Every year they will have an artist do their rendition of the sunset landscape/venues to tie in with the festival. Growing up in LA I have many good memories of the strip. I was honored to be the first artists in a long series of great artists to come that will be doing these limited edition prints. Next year Shepard is doing one. I’m going to collect them all! Good times! These prints are available on They are limited edition signed and stamped.


Last week I had the honor to participate in the 30th year anniversary screening of STYLE WARS. I painted live and watched Style Wars on the big screen at the ACADEMY hollywood, OSCARS outdoors. Legendary graffiti artist Skeme and Director Henry Chalfant did a Q&A after the screening. It was awesome! KCRW put this event together.  They are  a great station and they have always supported me as well as many local artist. I had the pleasure of designing their T shirts this year, and my Daughters were pleasantly surprised to see the temporary tattoos they made with my design. I also haad a chance to hang with Skeme who was always one of my favorite writers. I had to ask if he still doodles and he laughed. (if you’ve seen the movie you’ll understand) It was also great to catch up with Henry and take share some time with him on the other side of the lens. Good times!

Skeme circa 1982


A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to Prague with my friends from Osiris shoes. It was their international sales meeting. I saw their upcoming line, and went over some future Risk series shoes. Amongst all the business we had a great time. I  participated in a Big Lebowski bowling tournament, saw an incredible skate contest a the famous Mystic Skate park, and of course fit a few pieces in….Good times!

I did this piece on a canvas at Mystic Skate park. They auctioned it off to help raise money for the local flood victims. Unfortunately they had a flood that cause a lot of damage a few days prior to our arrival. The local Skate shop, Horse Feathers, Osiris, and Mystic Skate park organized the benefit with the local TV station. Great people! Good times! We left this piece for Horse Feathers, the local skate shop. They had a great display of my stuff.  The shop is insane! If anyone has any of the shots of the display please send them! I didn’t get any….