Zae most dangerous artist

•September 12, 2019 • Leave a Comment

I love to tell stories. Here is a story. This is my photo. My gift is art. Take all you want. Wipe your feet on me. As an artist I am already dirty. You think I care. If you collect my art or not because as you can see I was as artsy as I want to be. You see. Artist give their souls. I don’t care if you put a cigarette out on mine. I’m a broke artist my soul does not matter. I love to give my art. You should lock my art up because. #Zae is a dangerous artist armed with color. An intent to make you think upon your #refusal. I’ll break your force field against love of Art! If I could only say what I wanted to say. Demonstrate what I feel you could destroy my dreams because there is #No stopping zae right now. My dreams keep bleeding on to canvas day on and day out. My dreams don’t matter because I #SOLD THEM!

What I say is the 18th dimension rocks!


Writer Anne Rivers Siddons

•September 12, 2019 • Leave a Comment

It saddens me a writer passed away today. I just saw a post my friend had about #AnneRiversSiddons passing away. You know the places I’ve been; The things I’ve done; The people I have meet. I will write about some of these in the future. It would surprise you –a from nothing, absolutely nothing city kid -has the craziest experiences.

I started thinking that I should write about some of these past stories. So seeing she has passed made me want to share this experience. Anne is a great example of the weird experiences I’ve had. I spent a lot of time (I mean a lot) at Anne Rivers Siddons house near Club Drive in Atlanta. Her house was 3 minutes from my house when I lived on the east coast. I guess it is a small world.

Her house was filled, every spot with something. I’ve never been in a house with so much stuff. Okay yes I have but those houses were hoarding nasty stuff. Anne’s was nice stuff. Visually pleasing stuff! Like nothing I have ever seen. I use to spend hours upon hours at her house over a couple years. I alway internalized the feelings I had toward all the #tchotchkes because my style is minimal. It was weird I usually do not like a (packed, cluttered)- like I said I do not know how to explain the space. It was very tight. The house was a German tutor which I loved. Great landscape. Hell! okay great everything. I would enter a dream like state at times over at her house. I also remember thinking how the hell does someone clean all this and around all of this #stuff. Man the wealth she had it was next level. I do think that her house molded my minimalist style. I always said I enjoy being here but not for me.

I loved being around the artsy household. I was selling paintings in galleries in Atlanta at the time this story takes place. It was weird to see levels of where the arts can lead you in life. My story is still unveiling. Although hers is done I share a memory with all. I know not many people spent time at her house. So I share a little behind The scenes with you as the curtain falls I leave you with this.

I heard Stephen King endorsed one of her later books. That in itself is a great accomplishment imho . #stephenking

Vaya Con Dios!

I am Looking to make new memories everyday. Support #Zae#Art #painter .

In my 20’s..

•September 9, 2019 • Leave a Comment

It was apparent that I had a gift with the arts at a very young age. This is a story for anyone who wants to read it. Years or decades back, I joined a community arts center near where I lived. This is the story. So way back in the day the community art center that I was a new member of had an opportunity for people to display art at a high end restaurant. Being new I volunteered to get to know people and get connected with in the art community. I volunteered to hang all the art in the restaurant. I was working with two of the established artist. I will never forget how rude they were to me. As if because of my age I had a long way to go to sell art. I just sat back and blended in. Did what I was told and kept quiet. About halfway through hanging the work the head lady was trying to make a point to me about good art work (and how I was not of caliber because of how young I was). She proceeded to the next painting it was a painting of an Asian Lady with gold hair pins, she said “now look at this painting this is a good painting!” I LOOKED HER DEAD IN THE EYE AND SAID “THANKS” her mouth fell to the ground. She was in shock and said “what, why are you saying thanks?” I said “that is my painting.” She was speechless. I will never forget the look on her face.

Okay so there is more.

So now I know the painting is good because she said so; before she knew it was my artwork. I am thinking in my head oh my piece will be hung in this show for sure as many were not going to get the chance to be seen as half were not making it on the wall. I am smiling inside soon that smile will be removed within minutes. So the painting is in the lady’s hands and she is bragging on my artwork to the other guy. Saying things like “can you believe how good this painting is.” Well what do you think happens next, the other guy (both in their 40’s) knowing how good it is starts debating why it should not make the show. I am like WTF! Really so for 10 minutes he tells the Lady NO do not hang Zae’s piece of art. (it was obvious that they were threatened by my gift). Finally the lady says no and pulls rank and says the piece is going up. This is the minute I saw that art is very complicated and selling art is more!

So the last part of the story goes like this.

So the piece made the show I am ecstatic just from winning the battle being acknowledged by the art community. There is no turning back from this point. So here is how the story ends. The first night of the show I get a phone call. A lady from the gallery calls and says you will not believe that your painting sold the first night to a very rich art collector. She said she saw the work and said it was so beautiful she had to have it. The lady was like you don’t understand what a big deal this is, we rarely sell art this is crazy. Me being so young & poor I was in shock. I actually made a few bones! Made a rich art collector happy and in return they made me and the gallery happy. Everyone was happy!

My survival depends on true art lovers. Are you a true art lover?



ZAE ARTIST “Dream Sequence”

•August 24, 2019 • Comments Off on ZAE ARTIST “Dream Sequence”

#ZAEART Original 3D painting. This painting is dripping pure art! Can you see the art dripping off it. I saved this piece of canvas that was sitting in my #artstudio for over a decade. I folded it and moved across the country with it. I think I literally reached into a deep subconscious state to translate a point in the convex pulled it out and froze it in this canvas forever. This piece of intense art is not for the emerging collector as it is to advanced and (could cause confusion) This is for a seasoned art collector who buys art for translation of feelings and human spirit. The feelings were running so deep that I literally made this piece a 3D piece of art. I had a calling. I listened. I abstracted reality and this fell out the other side. There is more to this painting but that’s it for now. Email me for more details on this #painting.


Launch party

•August 5, 2019 • Comments Off on Launch party

Having a launch party for the new website.#zaeArt.  I couldn’t be any more excited. I hope to see you there! We are trying to set it up so that there’s a little something for everyone. So the website is looking really good and I think it should be done very soon keep an eye out for the new release website & new original art for sale!


•July 1, 2019 • Comments Off on ZAE INTERVIEWS THE BAND KISS

40 yrs ago as I type this I interviewed the BAND KISS. #zaeart. I did child acting starting at a young age, I worked as a camera operator for many years. I have worked with Jimmy Carter former President of the United States of America, Max Cleland former US Senator, Jeff Foxworthy Showtime Special, Black Crows MTV Video, Herschel Walker Georgia Bulldogs , John Smoltz Atlanta Braves, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and many many many more. Always involved in the arts. I played guitar, drew, painted. I still have a a painting I did at 6yrs old oil on panel. I have always been involved with the arts. My Mother having over come such HUGE obstacles was an art teacher. Art has always been my life.

I remember interviewing KISS at 11 yrs old at the Omni. I spent all day traveling back to Atlanta to get to the venue in time. Went back stage and met the band. I was in shock seeing them without their makeup. Going backstage for the 1st time was a big deal. The only band I saw before KISS was The Swimming Pool Q’s at a bar parking lot. Times were different back then.

When I look back on the live recording (yes I was in the same room with them) I am so proud of myself. I have always tried my best at everything and anything I have done. I have been in a ton of situations like finding myself in an acrobatic plane or being at a Tom Petty concert protecting an endangered bird. (Crazy Story) and on and on.

I have been blessed to share my art with so many and to have had the opportunities I have.

Tonight was a time to reflect and say Thank you to the band KISS for letting me share their time. Also Ros Radley for reminding me on this day 40yrs ago.

Please do not forget to support my art. My paintings have sold around the world. Also a few sculptures through out the U.S

“Back Home”

•June 29, 2019 • Comments Off on “Back Home”

This painting titled “Back Home” is a large oil painting. Measuring 72×60″. 1st I dragged this blank large panel from Atlanta Ga back to California. I then proceeded to spend years playing with this piece. As I had no connections when I moved back home. I knew I could take my time on this piece. Slowly this piece developed with multiple thin washes of oil paint. I knew this was a statement piece. This piece is special to me. I am trying to untangle the California art scene, it’s been rather interesting.

In the painting there is a statement “this way home” well I guess it is true – you can check out anytime you want but you can never leave.

So I am back in California trying to network and read all the signs presented to me in 2019. The future is coming beware I am in it till the end! Grass roots campaign! Fell free to be involved with my art!

& Plz enjoy your hone!