No Parking, No Standing, & No Halloween


Hello again art lovers!

I hope you’ve all had a good week thus far.

This week I’m doing something different.  I wrote this funny little story on a cold, wet day last february while residentially challenged.  Every time I read the tale I get the giggles and  it reminds me of  stories like “The Night before Christmas” and “A Clockwork Orange”.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it. 

“No Parking, No Standing & No Halloween”

Once upon a time there was a guy named Pete.

He was mild-mannered since he gave up the drink.

In fact, it had been quite a long while.

Since then he had gained a cat, wife, and child.

Anyway, Halloween drew close.

It was awfully near,

So Pete beat the streets and had a few beers.

There was a neighborhood with big houses and people behind where he lived.

Excited, he wondered what kind of treats they would give.

Candy corn and caramel apples danced in his head, but when he entered the neighborhood, there were no decorations, the place was dead.

Pete was awfully angry, he wanted to scream.

There were scores of signs which read,


There were signs warning, “NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH!”

Their safes were all safe and everything was locked.

These people were scared.  Pete didn’t know what about.

They didn’t want Halloween.  TRICKR’R TREATERS stay out!

“Why these bastards, these jerks, these twerps, these creeps!  Who in the hell doesn’t love Halloween?”

The day finally came.  It was all Hallow’s Eve.

Some time had went past, but Pete was still peeved.  

He was alone, so he went out to celebrate.  

He drank beer, vodka, then whiskey until it was awfully late.

Pete headed for home, but then had an idea.  

He would visit the neighbors and play on their fear.

He spay painted phallus’ on streets and on signs, on lamp posts and on long cement drives.

These phallus’ were huge, much bigger than mine!

Pete hit the whole neighborhood, house by house.

He was sly as a fox and quiet as a mouse.

When Pete finally came to the spree’s end,

He wiped his brow with a glove and gave a big grin.

The next morning though, Pete remembered and was terribly scared, but after a while he knew there was nothing to fear.

He was lucky.  Pete wasn’t at all sick and he let out a hearty belly laugh at the thought of his trick.

What Pete did was terrible and really pretty mean, but now those big people back there had a reason to hate Halloween.


For information and availability concerning the piece above, or information on my current selection of art, feel free to contact me via my website. 

 Until next time, have a happy Halloween.



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Semantic Terror & The Possibility For Magic

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you have all had a week full of sensuous pleasure and excitement!


“Semantic Terror & The Possibility for Magic“, 2015

Until next time,


When The Idea First Came About I Was Just Coming Off A 3 Year Stenciling Addiction & Was Really Starting To Lose My Shit PART DEUX

Hello again dear readers,

As you may know,  I was recently looking through my stash for some works to be shipped to the UK.  I was surprised to find the studies for my SOLD out 2009 series “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”!  I had totally forgotten about them.

The series was a mesh of mixed media and collage on mostly 30 x 40″ canvas with an amoral/confessional super hero theme.  When the idea first came about I was just coming off of a three-year stencil addiction and I wanted to do something different.  “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” eventually manifested itself as primarily hand drawn work but it all started with the recently found stencil/collage pieces.

I decided to put a selection of the studies on sale for a limited time.  They SOLD OUT within the hour!

This week I listed a few more.  I believe these studies were probably the first or second phase I created while working out the idea for “W.G.P.C.G.R”.

Below is “Dolla Bill” from 2009


The 2009 “W.G.P.C.G.R” studies will only be available until Thursday, November 20th,

so check out this piece and see what other studies that are on sale at my SHOP.

Until next time,


“Downward Facing God” THH70 / Ckirk Art Collaboration

Hi and happy new year to everyone reading,

I just saw that friend and fellow artist THH70 finally finished a collaborative piece I started around 2 years ago while staying at his pad in Los Angeles.  The figure is I scribbled is quite a bit different from the photorealistic oils and deranged whimsical watercolors I have been creating since the visit.  Anyway, It took him long enough to start, but I’m pretty pleased with what he brought to the piece.  Besides the aesthetics he added, T gave it a pretty cool title also.


“Downward facing god” THH70 / Ckirk Art Collaboration – 2013 – 24 x 18 1/8″ – acrylic, graphite, oil pastel, spray paint, lacquer on 140lb Arches paper.

for pricing & availability, email

Until next time,


Three Super Sexy & Hilariously Depraved Custom Bottles For November Swedish Exhibits

Hello all,

I was selected to create art on three hand-made wooden bottles for two exhibits in Sweden a few months ago.  I didn’t have time wait for oil to dry and I hate painting anything but solid backgrounds with acrylic, so I decided to go with transfer prints, spray paint, sticker collage.  Considering that my work has moved away from “Design oriented” compositions, I had quite a bit of trouble.  After a bit of trial and error, I finally came up with something I could live with and shipped them off today.






I never really took the time to get a proper photo of the end result, but from what I understand, the galleries will be photographing the custom bottles.

More info on exhibit to come.

Until next time,


Old THH70 Collaboration From 2009 On Sale For One Week

Hi again,

After looking thru old photos  on Facebook, i remembered that a 2009 collaboration between myself and THH70 was still here in my studio…and somehow forgotten about!
and once i commented on photos, a lot of Facebook users were enjoying the piece, having seen it for the first time.
the retail price of this large canvas is $3000, but after a fun discussion with THH70, we decided to offer it STARTING RIGHT NOW
for the next 7 days for $1000 + shipping, first come, first serve, winner take all.
if it does not sell, it goes back in the studio, and back at its regular price.
have at it! Email me at if interested.
“sonnets & c-4 serenades”
C. Kirk / THH70 – 2009
30″ x 40″ x 1.5″
mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas










Until next time,


Sold A Few Pieces This Week Ranging From Current Watercolor to Old Stencil Pieces

Hello all,

I sold a few pieces this week.  Yay!  First, I sold a recent watercolor titled “The First Of Seven Angels Blowing The First Of Seven Horns” to a nice woman in Canada.



Then over the weekend, an old friend and fellow artist dropped by to pick up a few very old stencil works that were created for an event I curated titled “The Black History Exhibit”.  I haven’t shown these works (For years) since I began to sell my work internationally due to the fact that they are on particle board and are expensive as HELL to ship overseas.  I shipped one to a buyer in Japan once and the shipping cost was $300.



Until next time,