Stickman "I'm Real Nervous but it Sure is Fun" Limited SE Canvas Giclee 18" by 24" Ed of 150


$ 500.00

Stickman "I'm Real Nervous but it Sure is Fun"  Limited SE  Canvas Giclee  18" by 24"   Ed of 150

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I’m Real Nervous but it Sure is Fun

(Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute)


The Who blowing up Moon’s drum kit; Hendrix starting his Strat on fire in Monterey; Paul Stanley smashing his guitar; Cobain jumping head first into the drum riser.

The energy and aggression of rock n' roll, culminating in the sacrifice of instruments, is a time-honoured tradition. The earliest incarnation of this ritual, that I’m aware of, is The Killer lighting his piano on fire.

These days we love to adorn innovators with the title of “the father/mother of” or the “grandfather of” any musical style. I probably wouldn’t get too much opposition on calling Jerry Lee Lewis the father of rock n' roll attitude. It is often said that rock n' roll is an attitude - that attitude may be best exemplified, if not invented, by The Killer himself. If you’re not aware of this musical genius’ contributions to music, his unique personality and larger than life attitude, I urge you to watch the masterful performance by Dennis Quaid in the 1989 movie Great Balls of Fire.

I rarely combine black and white with colour on the same piece, however, I wanted an image that would represent the dramatic effect rock n’ roll was having on both the music establishment and social moralities.



Trevor "Stickman" Stickel specializes in musically based portraits that capture legendary moments, powerful ideas and raw emotion. His work is described as gritty-yet-fresh, complex-yet-simple. Graduating from a Jekyll and Hyde influence early in his career in which he divided his time between family portraits and design work on helmets and Harleys - Trevor had the epiphany to combine both styles while reading "According to the Rolling Stones". Two weeks later he finished his first canvas portrait of Mick Jagger that would thrust him into a different realm of the art world an aptly titled it "Please allow me to introduce myself".

The Mission

The idea or "mission" behind my art work was to create an artistic tribute to something (music) and to the people (musicians) that have had a tremendous impact on me and basically shaped my world. Historically these tributes have been limited to photos/posters that have adorned the bedroom walls of teenagers and dorm rooms throughout adolescence. I wanted to create a style of art that brings these iconic figures back into our life, and do so in manner that we as adults can display proudly in our homes. When planning a piece I often imagine how the finished piece would look in a contemporary living room, dining room, lounge, etc.

The Concept

In order to achieve the mission stated above as well as explore my creative and artistic side, the idea of amalgamating different artistic disciplines on the same canvas was born. The concept is to take my portrait realism and juxtapose it with a background that expresses my feeling and emotions of the subject I'm painting. This method also allows me to explore other disciplines of art - many of my backgrounds will include Abstract, Expressionism, Impressionism, Realism, Pop Art, Street Art, Surrealism and quite often a combination of these. This is where I get to enjoy the artistic side of these pieces as well as paying additional homage to some of my favorite visual artists. My work is a true collaboration of music and art where I take a very influential subject matter and combine it with inspiration from artists such as Warhol, Bansky, Basquiat and Pollock to name just a few.

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