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07. "Wagon Dog" face mask
07. "Wagon Dog" face mask

Covid-19 Warning: Slow the spread with face masks emblazoned with my work. 

These multiuse, machine-washable face masks feature designs from Kenneth Key.

The pleated front expands to snugly cover your mouth while the flat woven elastic loops comfortably fit behind your ears. Dual layer construction allows for an easily accessible inner pocket to insert your own disposable filters.

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I'm a 66 year old who grew up in Chicago on the other side of perfect. Serving natural life without the possibility of parole, I am reaching beyond windowless walls in the hopes of sharing, and maybe selling some art.

I'm an artist who paints with the intent to provoke thought, conversation and hope. My objective is to bring joy and enjoyment to my viewers. I paint because it’s therapeutic, but also because it supports me and my son who, himself, is serving life in prison. Art creates connections and moments between us.

I’m self-taught and have been painting for over 30 years now. I paint everything, but people themes are my first love. I love art that speaks; art that makes one think; art that is a reflection of our spiritual and social consciousness. Personal expression of my culture is what I often try to bring to the canvas.

By sharing my art, it expresses truths despite the labels society puts on me. For I am still human. I laugh, I feel, I cry despite being forgotten by many. There is something profound and awesomely emotional about painting. I’ve been blessed to have such a talent, and I appreciate the opportunity to share some of my art with you.

#01. Man's Shema' Proclaim 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $90.00
#01. Man's Shema' Proclaim 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $90.00
Limited prints of this piece available.

Man's Shema' Proclaim by Kenneth Key

Represented in all paintings is the Hebrew confession of faith. Moses is credited with the commandment to read the shema' twice-daily ("... when thy lieth down and when thy riseth up".)
#06. Warrior Woman 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel
#06. Warrior Woman 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel
Limited prints of this piece available.

Warrior Woman

I created Warrior Woman as I thought about what a woman would look like preparing to go into battle. My feeling was to express her in a way by creating the work in black and white leaving only her war paint in red.
#05. YAH-CHAI 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $90.00
#05. YAH-CHAI 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $90.00
Limited prints of this piece available.

"Yah Chai" (God Lives) looks great on our machine washable comforters.  Click here to view and order.


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#07. Wagon Dog 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $75
#07. Wagon Dog 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $75
 
Original work and limited prints available, starting at $51.00

Giclee limited prints sold here

All of my prints are masterfully reproduced on beautiful Satin Canvas that is a OBA free, neutral white water resistant canvas composed of a luxurious poly/cotton blend giving it a uniform low glare finish. This canvas has superior color brilliance and image definition. It is ideal for art decor and fine art reproductions. Specifically created for PrisonArtWare.com by one of the top fineart canvas manufacturers in the country. Additionally, my work is mounted and stretched across premium, high quality wood stretcher bars, dried to reduce warping and cracking.


#11. Abstract 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $65.00
#11. Abstract 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $65.00
Limited prints of this piece available.

Abstract

Another play outside the box of normalcy; playing with colors, lines...freely with no intention but to create something I hope we catch the viewer's eye.

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#12 Heart in your hand 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $65.00
#12 Heart in your hand 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $65.00
Limited prints of this piece available.

Heart in Your Hand...

...is the affirmation and demonstration of love, of the holder but also of the viewer's perception. It also expresses that I hold the most precious thing, your heart, in my hand.
#13. Watchful Eye 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $70.00
#13. Watchful Eye 11x14 inch acrylic on canvas panel Original SOLD $70.00
Limited prints of this piece available.