"Spartacus" piece created for tribute to film director Stanley Kubrick show at Spoke Art Gallery in September. more info at spoke-art.com. Enjoy. #art #akirabeard #spokeart #pen #ink #drawing #crosshatching #spartacus

Session 1 work in progress detail… #art #portrait #painting #wip #oilpaint

late nite painting session wip… Goodnite comrades. #art #akirabeard #painting #portrait #oilpaint #wip

?… wip #art #painting #wip #oilpaint #portrait

doodle process. Drawing for the fun of it. #art #akirabeard #wip #drawing #figure #crosshatching #ink

To look fully into the heart of this reality, and to open to it completely. And realizing all things in life as either supporting the walking towards the heart of it all, or taking one away from it. Let us not be afraid of the uncertainty, the constant possibilities surrounding us all. That the nature of this reality is based in uncertainty, and to leap into it is to leap into life. And how beautifully it opens to us effortlessly, when we allow it so. Fundamentally, there is no deficiency here. Rather abundance. Piece for upcoming show in Brooklyn at Sek Succulent Studios. @sek3 #art #akirabeard #painting #portrait #spirit #reality #oilpaint

Upcoming show at Succulent Studios Gallery in Brooklyn, NY for September. Got my ticket today and perhaps see u there! #art #akirabeard #painting #portrait #oilpaint #ny

"The Secret of the World". Current piece for upcoming show at Sek Succulent Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I created a blog on the background of the piece. Please visit akirabeard.com/blog to read and see a high res pic of the painting. Enjoy and reeve! (live!) #art #painting #portrait #oilpaint #miyagi #akirabeard

Miyagi always say follow ha-toe (heart). No follow ha-toe, have nahsing. Yes follow ha-toe, have erysang. Now follow ha-toe and give to woru-doe (world). #art #akirabeard #miyagi #oilpaint #portrait #painting #wip

2days warm up exercise. It began with a blank page and a few randomly drawn lines placed with no thought and more and more they come together creating something on its own, allowing intuition to guide it all and this was the result. I can’t help but reflect on the nature of the subject that appeared, and how ironic the drawing process here is the antithesis of how we tend to define “love”. At least how its defined in our actions. These actions paint a picture that desperately tries to create an image so forcibly, rather than allowing a force to reveal its mystery to ourselves… #art #akirabeard #love #drawing #crosshatching #ink #lines