Here is my 11th painting in my ongoing "Sin, Sex and Cigarettes" series. This time it's the mysteries of the Orient. In the war years asians were often portrayed as sinister villians like Dr. Fu Manchu. Like the pulps that inspired this series, my captions are meant to tantalize the viewer.
"In the hidden passages beneath the opium den, Madam Chen made her play. She was the Jade Spider, and I was trapped in her evil web!"
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American artist Tom Shropshire is a contemporary impressionist and calls his style of painting “Traditional with a Twist”, because his work often includes unexpected elements of pulp art, dreams, or fantasy.
"As an Urban fantasy artist, I am known for contemporary night city scenes, dramatic landscapes, seascapes, and narrative works inspired by pop culture, steampunk, and pulp fiction. I try to express mystery, beauty, and wonder in all my work.The city at night has always intrigued me as well, and I find myself returning to the subject again and again. Atmospheric city night scenes have become my signature style but I continue to paint Fantasy and...
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