Here is the latest painting to emerge from the Coconut Monkey Project studio.
This particular coconut monkey was given to me by a good friend before he moved to New York. It had belonged to his grandfather, and had been in the family as long as he could remember.
The character, shape and expression of the coconut monkeys often inspire my choice of background motif and color palette. In this case I was equally inspired by this quirky, buck-toothed, shag-haired monkey, and the person who gave it to me.
The result? A sort of Eames era hipster, atomic beatnik coconut monkey.
I hope you enjoy!