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About Soma79

...as those who really know me know, there is no real me...

Thank you for visiting Soma79.com.  The art here spans over a decade of work, with new pieces being added regularly.  

The first question I often get: where'd the name Soma79 come from?  Long story short, Soma79 is not the name of a brand or a store, I am a real person... contact me here through the site with any questions or just to talk art.  

For the past several years I have dedicated myself to creating new art every single day, which is why Soma79.com is overflowing with a wide variety of both original artwork and prints, including paintings, drawings, portraits and collages, as well as animal and travel photos from around the globe.  I am also available for commissions, so please contact me directly with your ideas.

 Over the years my artwork has taken many forms.  I studied film at Boston University, and shortly thereafter served as associate producer of award winning short film "Across the Hall", directed by Alex Merkin and starring Adrian Grenier.  I have also written several unproduced short and feature length screenplays.

Next, I spent several years producing hip-hop music.  I released my debut solo album "Broadcasting from Channel 79" in 2010.  Following that I co-founded the hip-hop group, Mic Monarchy, whose unreleased debut album "Breach" is still floating around somewhere.

As that came to an end around 2010 I starting picking up painting and drawing again, first with comic book characters and graffiti-inspired cartoonish figures, and then moving into creating larger abstract pieces.  As I learned more I began adding in elements of collage and stencil work, in the process going through many roles of masking tape.  

Around the end of 2014 I hit a stumbling block on a painting that I was creating.  I had seen a photograph of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson holding a koala bear.  Something about that image was very interesting to me, so I decided to capture it in a painting.  

My idea was to first cover a large canvas in clippings from the New York Times.  Once I laid down the newspaper and began to draw the image of The Rock and the koala over it, something went wrong: it sucked.  I kept redrawing it, but it still didn't look like the Rock.

As 2014 drew to a close I started thinking about my New Year's Resolutions.  Every year I try to make several, at least a few of which I stick with.  With my Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson frustration fresh in my mind, I decided that in 2015 I would dedicate myself to drawing a full portrait in pencil every single day in that year (also known as a Project 365).

Here are some samples of the portraits I drew in 2015 on day 1 (drawing of random face), day 38 (Matt Damon), day 129 (Carrie Fisher), day 150 (John Goodman), day 207 (Helena Bonham Carter), day 250 (Alf) and day 326 (Eddie Vedder).  

Project 365: Day 1Project 365: Day 38 Project 365: Day 129Project 365: Day 150Project 365: Day 207Project 365: Day 250Project 365: Day 326

I learned a lot about time management and never missed a day.  During that year I also illustrated my first published children's book and completed several new paintings, collages and commissioned pieces.  I was also finally able to finish my Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and a koala bear piece, "The Rock and a Soft Place", which currently hangs in my living room.

The Rock and a Soft Place

This piece, as well as several of my Project 365 portraits, is available for purchase as a print on this site.

I continue to work on art every day and find new ways to challenge and express myself.  Come back to visit www.soma79.com often to see what I'm working on now.

 

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All prints are created and shipped from Skyline Printing, and are therefore subject to their shipping and returns policy. Please click here for more information. I offer a 60 day money back guarantee on all original art, minus a 10% restocking fee. Purchaser must also pay for return shipping and insure the artwork for the value of the purchase. All artwork being returned must be in original condition and repacked in the same way as it was originally received. Contact me at soma79@soma79.com prior to returning artwork to discuss arrangements.

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