Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2017
I stayed up till 4 am painting because I lit a black flame candle and I went "a muck". Truth be told, I painted these three funny witches because my parents gave me this canvas and when I was a young fellow, my parents took me to see 'Hocus Pocus' in the theater. The theater would not let me in because they did not allow children to see PG rated films after 7pm. I was devastated, and my mom wrote a very strongly worded letter to them. Unknown to the theater, little Josh loved and could handle "scary" things. Ever since, it has been my favorite movie...and now one of my favorite paintings.
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!