Airbrush & Illustration

In the 25+ years that Kirk has been airbrushing, the majority of his projects have been motorcycles & vehicles, but he has also worked on album covers, band backdrops, prosthetic legs, guitars, even a wedding gown. If the surface can take paint, he’ll paint it.

Our illustration work covers many subjects, but our most frequent request is for custom drawn portraits from photographs. Both Kirk and Gretchen work on these custom portrait projects.

Ethan’s Prosthetics

We first met Ethan when he was just 10 years old; he was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 6 and underwent a rotationplasty amputation. He outgrows his prosthetic every couple years! Now he’s a high school senior and an unstoppable force. Such a privilege to know this young man!

Leg #1 at age 10
Leg #2
Leg #3
Leg #4
This latest version has lasted the longest…. Ethan’s slowing down with his growth spurts!

Beater Bee

Our client is the lucky owner of one of the stunt cars used in the first Transformers movie. In the movie, all that rust and damage is paint. When the owner got the car, that damage needed to be re-created to make it look authentic to the film. Definitely the first time that Kirk’s been hired to make something look ugly! All that rust and body damage you see on the vehicle now? That’s all Kirk’s paint work.

Bikes

Patriot Custom Cycle, winner of multiple trophies
The Patriot Custom Cycle bagger was sold, the new owner wanted a new color scheme.
Award winner!

More Vehicles

Odds n’ Ends

urethanes on sheet metal
band backdrop
concrete lawn ornament
band backdrop
concrete lawn ornament
drumhead
detail work on a client’s homemade cosplay Iron Man suit
urethanes on sheet metal
plastic yard elf–His name is “Colgate Ausum”, he’s the mascot for a local band
hockey mask
wedding gown

Illustration & Portrait Work

Gretchen’s work
Kirk’s work
Gretchen’s work
Kirk’s work
Gretchen’s work
Kirk’s work
Gretchen’s work
Kirk’s work. Portrait drawn from 6 different reference photos to combine all of the cousins into one portrait for their grandparents.
Gretchen’s work
Kirk’s work
Kirk’s work. A custom portrait for a client whose beloved dog had passed.
Gretchen’s work
Kirk’s work
Kirk’s work. This portrait is drawn from 2 separate photographs of our son and Gretchen’s mother. Grandma Darlene did daycare for our kids, they saw her nearly every day. When she was undergoing treatment for cancer, she no longer allowed photos–and we realized we had no recent photos of our children with their grandmother. After she passed, Kirk used a photo of her from before she became sick and combined it with a current photo of our son.
Kirk’s work. This portrait is drawn from 2 separate photographs of our daughter and Gretchen’s mother. Grandma Darlene did daycare for our kids, they saw her nearly every day. When she was undergoing treatment for cancer, she no longer allowed photos–and we realized we had no recent photos of our children with their grandmother. After she passed, Kirk used a photo of her from before she became sick and combined it with a current photo of our daughter.
Gretchen’s work
Kirk’s work
Gretchen’s work
Kirk’s work
Kirk’s work
Kirk’s work