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. 

Please note that I will not be accepting drawing or painting commissions for the foreseeable future, as I am spending the majority of my time in 2020 and 2021 on one specific project.  I am available for some graphic design projects, so please contact me at soma79@soma79.com for more information (FYI: I am most interested in packaging design work, such as album covers, beer labels and fashion design; I politely decline most requests for logo design).

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 close to a decade 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. 

Along with my artwork, I also am a strong believer in living a healthy lifestyle, which for me includes regular exercise, smart food choices, yoga and meditation.  These parts of my life are essential to the creation of my art, in the same way that stretching is essential before exercise.  I’m planning a few blog posts dedicated to this topic in the next few months.

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. 

After that 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.  My music will finally start appearing on streaming services in 2020 and there will be some new additions to the catalog, featuring guest appearances by Mac Lethal and Esoteric of Czarface.

As that came to an end 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. 

In 2015 I made the New Year's Resolutions that I would dedicate myself to drawing a full portrait in pencil every single day in that year. 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).  During that year I also illustrated my first published children's book 

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

Since 2015 I've shifted my focus mostly to digital art and comic books. In 2019 I introduced my character of OX the Astronaut, who will be featured prominently in my future plans.  OX and I are currently very hard at work on something special for you and we look forward to sharing it with you as soon as possible.  Stay tuned!

Come back to visit www.soma79.com often to see what I'm working on now.  I am also available to teach art lessons, for speaking engagements, consultancies and media appearances.  Please contact me at soma79@soma79.com for booking information.


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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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