I think the saying goes something like, good art is subjective. And for pin-up and erotic art illustrator, Vincent Stephens, so is beauty. Vincent uses line drawing in a comic book style to challenge the modern mantra that says only skinny women can be models. He does this with humor, but also with a passionate message that big women are indeed beautiful! While his art may not be for everyone, Vincent is an extremely friendly and approachable guy who you will find most days at the Refined by Fire Gallery in downtown Point Richmond. Stop by there and chat him up and you’ll see what I mean. Better yet, come on down for one of the Point Richmond Art Walks – every third Thursday of the month – and you’ll get to see/hear Vincent playing bass along with other local musicians in the courtyard of Refined by Fire. Matter of fact, that’s them you hear in the background of this episode!
Yes indeed, Point Richmond has a lot of artists. I don’t know the percentage as compared to other places, but for such a small town, we seem to have lot of creative folks with a diverse body of works. With the erotic art of Vincent Stephens, the art clocks of Steve Hurst, the photo-realistic tattoo work at Iron & Brush, the fine art and sculpture at the Point Richmond Art Collective, and the many, many other artists who show work at all of the studios, shops and galleries in town; the Point Richmond art scene definitely represents the general attitude of the area: friendly – accessible – unpretentious – approachable.
Now, let’s join up with Vincent at the Point Richmond Art Walk. Remember, I’d love to hear from you and I’m sure Vincent would too. So after listening, be sure to leave your comments and/or questions.
Vincent Stephens can be found online at:
- www.ramstarart.com (Caution: Adult oriented material)