Monday, November 14, 2011

Colored Only- The Hip Hop Coloring Book Art Show

It's finally here. Join me on December 10th for the debut of the Hip Hop Coloring. I hope you can make it out and grab one of the first 400 books available for sale. I'll be displaying my original art from the coloring book. No acrylic this time tho, simply crayons, markers, and water color.

December 10th
Charles Bank Gallery, 196 bowery st.
kids art class (free) 2-4pm
art show 7:30-9:30pm

more info: here & here

Monday, November 7, 2011

ReInspire Brooklyn Grand Opening!

145 Front st. Brooklyn, NY. Come by and see whats up. Shout out to @boy_box & @spaghetti boys productions for documenting!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Home Cooked Masterpiece Vol. 2

I dont usually like to brag about how much fun I have painting and partying, but sometimes you got to spread the good word. These Home Cooked parties w/ DJs Flo & Jonesy are amazing. I even started a new style of live painting where I invite the crowd to paint along with me. These paintings truly capture the energy of the crowd.

Click here to listen to the DJ set from the night. Go ahead... enjoy.

24x36, acrylic, for sale

The Offering by Cavalier & Scott Thorough

The Offering/供え (pronounced sonae) is a "visual soundtrack"; a collaborative art project spearheaded by Hip-Hop recording artist Cavalier and Producer Scott Thorough totaling contributions from 1 Emcee, 1 Poet, 1 Producer and 8 visual artists.

"Love Save Japan" for sale. All proceeds go to Japan relief efforts

Monday, October 17, 2011

Social Tapestry pt. 2

So much has been going on this past year that its been hard for me to keep everyone updated as I would like to. But thank God for the homies and their artistic talents as they've lended their awesome talents to documenting parts of my journey. Last year I did an interview w/ Quawee on in Dumbo and year later here we're back for part two. Check it out below:

James Shields Tapestry Bridge 2 from Quawee Whitening on Vimeo.

Friday, October 7, 2011


This was a commissioned piece that was fun to do because of the theme. I like to think I took it to a spiritual place that represents the balance we seek to attain between the various energies within us.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Creative Shields x Concrete Cakes

Much love to G Man and the good folks at Concrete Cakes. They caught up with me at the new shop ReInspire Brooklyn for this latest feature.

Home Cooked masterpiece Vol. 1

When visual meets audio dopeness follows. DJs Flo and Jonesy throw the Home Cooked parties once a month. Catch the action from last month below.

Monday, September 19, 2011

ReInspire Brooklyn Grand Opening!

Much Work. Much excitement.
145 Front st., Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Freestyle Fridays at FCBC

Last week my church in Harlem, FCBC, kicked off their Friday Night Youth Service, "Freestyle Fridays". They commissioned me to do the graffiti backdrop that would hang during the service.

Two big first for me- 1) Its my largest scaled project to date. 10 feet high and 36 feet long. 2) This was my first time only using spray cans. Pretty much a dream come true for me. I love can art but have never indulged like this before.

I'm excited for more large scale opportunities. I think I'm starting to get a mural bug.

Friday, September 2, 2011


This was a very special commission piece. A friend of mine love's Isaac Hayes and commissioned this for his new born son. It's kool knowing that this kid is going to grow up surrounded by great music and knowing the legends behind it. Rest in Power to the great Isaac Hayes. Play that Black Moses when you get a chance.

24x36, acrylic on canvas

Emy's Birdbrain

I dont have a tv. Am on the internet way too much looking at random crap. I feel boxed in at times with muted ideas. Make sense? Here's to us that relate. Thanks Emy.

15x30, acrylic, canvas

Love Save Japan... and Everyone Else

Did this piece in the spring for a video project w/ Cav Cavski/ and Alex. After the recent week in New York dealing with an earthquake and hurricane (along with the rest of the East Coast) I got to thinking about how fortunate we are for health and safety. Give Thanks. Spread Love.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Connecting through our Music

Did this piece for the Liberator Magazine. Worlds apart but still connected.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Love TKO featured on I'm Next TV

The roomie and I got featured on I'm Next TV! Check it out and see what I've been up to lately.

Great Stampede Flashback

The month of may I prepared for the Great Stampede with CAM. The experiences of working on this show will forever be with me. Here's a brief insight into that world.

Purple Hearts

So I was commissioned to paint a specific scene and it was to be themed and titled 'Purple Hearts.' Right before I started working on it Rip the Ruler came out w/ this dope song of the same name. So two random people both had their perspectives on the same concept. Below is the process of my interpretation.

Also, check this video out by RIP the Ruler. Dope.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Love TKO debuts at Mobrit Society's Social Tapestry

Once a month dope artist showcase their work at Nigthingale Lounge at the I won last months competition and will be back to compete in the finals this Fall! I had a great time building with artists Ingrid Alvarez and Robert Reid. They do great work.

Love TKO, 24x36, Acrylic

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Clay v. The United States

This piece was a collaboration with myself and the homie Morgan. She gave me the idea and I ran with it. For the history on this about this piece click here

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Great Stampede

I've been in the studio with CAM (Craig Anthony Miller) preparing for this huge show! Don't miss this. Easily the biggest event of the summer... easy.

DIS Micro Gallery & The Walkway
147 Front Street, Suite 221 (enter through reBar)
Brooklyn, NY

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Oh Really" Children's Book

So its no surprise but I'm a big kid. Got happy when I had the opportunity to create some art for a new children's book. I hope to do more in the future.

Precipitation (Make It Rain)

Appreciation to everyone who brings life to their industry through their passion and creativity. It can be music, art, teaching, etc. Just make sure you're raising the bar and following the status quo.
acrylic, 54"x30"
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