'Aileen Wuornos' by Josh Dorsheimer

14.00"W x 11.00"H x 0.5"D

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Josh Dorsheimer


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: pop art, aileen wuornos, bad taste, dark, serial killer, woman

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.5"D

Year Created: 2017

After my friends praised my painting of Jeffrey Dahmer, I was toying with the idea of painting another famous serial killer. One night, I was feeling particularly wacky and was trying to think of someone with a very expressive face to paint. And then it dawned on my. The second serial killer I had to paint was Aileen Wuornos. Talk about an expressive face. She was so expressive that this painting only took me an hour and a half! I like how she turned out, and she gets bonus points, because she freaked out my boyfriend. Perhaps another dark soul can hang her up and scare their boyfriend, too?

An inhabitant of Lancaster, PA, Josh Dorsheimer is many things. An actor (kind of). A writer (sort of). Poor (see "actor" and "writer"). A basket case (obviously). A homo (surprise). A ridiculously clumsy giant of a person. But alas, an artist he is not. At least, he doesn't think so. He simply started painting one night so he could calm down from an anxiety attack and get some sleep. Little did he know that people would actually enjoy what he schlepped onto a canvas. But, forsooth, his first painting (a cartoony portrait of his hero, Vincent Price) was immediately admired and sold. What a plot twist. With that, our story begins. He soon realized that as silly as he thought his paintings were, his artsy friends admired his "style"...something he didn't realize he had, but is grateful to have discovered accidentally. From that night onward, Josh began painting portraits of pop icons each time he had a manic episode...which has resulted in quite a handful of paintings taking up space in his apartment. Silver lining, he supposes. Now, he has created this page to show off his anxiety fueled paintings of interesting icons. Because apparently he is an artist now. How's that for a character arc? He hopes you enjoy!

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