Acrylic Painting, 18 x 24 in.


This custom painting for 3 Punk Ales’ Punk is Dead Extra Strong Bitter was made over a series of 5 weeks with two live painting sessions inside the brewery.

3 Punk Ales is a brewery that has many references to punk rock music of the 70’s and 80’s in their brewery aesthetic, as well as their beer names and can designs. The design for this painting was inspired by the famous Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen poster. The painting features a portrait of Sex Pistols lead singer John Lydon. I used font that was similar to the God Save the Queen poster in the “Punk is Dead” text, and incorporated the 3 Punk Ales logo in the “DEAD” text over Lydon’s mouth.

I also incorporated my letter/number style by drawing the portrait of Lydon entirely with the words “3 Punks”. The painting was made with acrylic paint pens as well as acrylic paint on canvas.

This painting is currently inside 3 Punk Ales in Chula Vista, California.