Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Art brut, Southern style

At first I thought this was supposed to be Sting the singer. But I learned this morning it's the wrestler Sting. Anyway, the singing Sting performed Tuesday evening in Atlanta, which made me think of this painting. Artist Chuckie, who lived in Shreveport, Louisiana, became well known for painting celebrities. This portrait on cardboard looks maniacal, which I guess is the wrestler's image. The artist also went by Painter Chuckie and some other names. He died 10 years ago. A Chuckie snake is on my gallery site, Candler Arts.


  1. That's Sting the 'rassler, a brute done brut style.

  2. Thanks, Robert, for the correct ID. I was wrestling with the Sting moniker. Now I know why.