Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Contrary to what one might think, I painted this before Ryan Murphy's acclaimed mini series 'Feud'. Truth be told, a local female impersonator does a 'Bette Davis' act, and it was that, plus the fact that I am huge fans of both actresses, that inspired this painting. I painted this while visiting a friend (we were both having bouts of anxiety), and I really didn't think too much about it. It was a bigger canvas, big enough for two icons. So, naturally, two icons worthy of a gay thespian's canvas are these two "rotten, stinking actresses". I had a lot of campy fun, and I hope you enjoy them!
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!