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Michael Godard's hometown gallery Inside Las Vegas' Rio Hotel and Casino on the second level of the Masquerade Village just 2 doors down from the VooDoo Lounge. Michael Godaard art, Scott Jacobs art, BoneDaddy art, Paul Butvila art, Stickman art Stacey Wells art..

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Heaven Send Hell Away - (Chris Cornell)

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Heaven Send Hell Away - (Chris Cornell)

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SE Series Edition of 150      $500
18 x 36
Unframed & ready to hang.

Signed & Numbered Edition of 250     $995
24 x 48
Unframed & ready to hang.

Artist Proof Edition of 50      $1,895
5-Color Embellished
30 x 60
Unframed & ready to hang.  

- This is a gallery wrapped giclee' on canvas on 1.50" stretcher bars and is ready to hang.
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There’s no question that Tom Petty

I graduated high school in 1992, so to say the Seattle sound (I’m not a fan of calling it “grunge”) had a significant impact on my life would be a huge understatement. So why have I waited so long to paint Chris Cornell? Truth is both Chris and Lane Staley (Alice in Chains) have been in my queue for a long time–the concept just hadn’t revealed itself to me. Most of these painting concepts come to me like a bolt of lightning, the pieces seem to fall into place like a game of Tetris. Sometimes this process takes minutes and sometimes it takes years. With Chris Cornell, it was the latter. 

That all changed on the morning of May 18, 2017. That evening I sat on my deck listening to my playlist titled “Everything Cornell” and tried to make sense of why these deaths have such an impact on me. It tore me apart and it was tough to pinpoint the exact reason why the passing of someone I’ve never actually met felt like losing my closest friend. It was that evening that the lightning finally struck. I never expected to portray Chris in an introspective manner, but with the circumstances surrounding his tragic death and the knowledge of his struggles, it seemed like the only fitting direction. The title lyric from Black Hole Sun takes on a new meaning for me, and the follow up lyric is the truest of statements… “no one sings like you anymore.”

would eventually end up as a subject of mine. I can’t think of any artist that was more universally loved. Although I’ve been a life long fan, he was put into the queue after a series of appearances brought him to the forefront of my mind. Starting with the Super Bowl in 2008 and then multiple appearances on rock documentaries such as Sound City, The Defiant Ones and his own four-hour masterpiece aptly titled Running Down a Dream.
As for the style of this piece, I’ve been meaning to do a loose concept complete with warts and all (i.e. pencil marks, etc.). Petty just seemed like the perfect fit for this style. Although the title was pulled from the hit song “Running Down a Dream” (seemed like a natural fit) the background was inspired by the 1985 video “Don’t Come Around Here No More” for a variety of reasons. First off, I believe it is the quintessential 80’s music video that truly represents that entire era. Second, I have had the pleasure of meeting the actor (Wish) that played Alice in that legendary video (wife of a friend and talented musician in his own right). To sit and talk music with these two, who grew up in the LA music scene, was a real honor. When I sat down to put Petty to canvas, it certainly played a large part in the inspiration.