Art of those many choice to ignore.
JASON BERKMAN Born in Brooklyn N.Y. in 1978, A star is born. I am Italian / Greek / Jewish decent. I draw, paint, tattoo, poetry & write music. A very laid back individual. As well as my art to enlighten my fellow friends,.... And people I come across my path, so I continue to help the ones that want my help & pray for the ones that don't.
My name is Russ Showers. I am a 48 year old from the Pittsburgh, Pa. area. I Enjoy painting as a way to creatively pass the dull hours of the days in prison. I use this time to meditate & express my creativity, as well as a way to block out The negativity that permeates rampantly inside the walls. I am a self-taught painter with no art education, other than in high school many years ago. I work in acrylic paints. I paint on flat canvas or canvas panels. Some of the main themes I enjoy painting are nature, wildlife, landscape & seascapes. I occasionally do portraits, usually in the religious type. I have been in a couple art contests here at the prison, which just started in 2016. I won a monetary prize for one of them. I usually only paint for my family & loved ones as one way to show my appreciation for all their love & support. I am now looking to venture outside these walls to the public. I hope you enjoy my work.
My name is Robin Parmlee. I am a 56 yrs. old, was marraged & have 5 beautiful children. They are all grown & have lives of their own. Drug abuse has lead me down the wrong path in life. I am paying for that with the rest of my life in prison. I grew up in a small town called Laceyville, Pa. My parents never had much money. I managed to finish High School. Then I went to work in a pallet Mill / saw mill. I am a self-taught artist. My artwork has set me free. I work in the prison as a block worker & only earn what money they give me. Which I try to spent on art books & supplies. It takes months for me to save for these items. Most of my art I give to friends & family. I have donated a pc to a church in Downingtown. I want my art to bring joy to someone elses life & to leave something behind for my children & grandchildren. So they don’t have to remember me as a low life that lived his life in prison.
y name is Scott Dubin. Originally born in Dallas Texas & raised in Philadelphia, Pa. Moved around the country as a young adult & after a short while in the US Navy my family & I found ourselves in Colorado where I soon started an apprenticeship at a local tattoo shop. After about 10 yrs. in Colorado, I found myself back on the east coast. Currently focused on mixed media but mainly on dry media & figurative art as well as attending College. I am working towards a degree in psychology to pursue a career in Art Therapy. My main goal is to return to Colorado where I will be able to provide a safe environment to help people express themselves through art enabling them to maintain a healthy & positive lifestyle. While easing the stress & complications of daily life as well as providing an alternative method to dealing with addiction & past trauma. I strongly believe that artistic freedom is the key to healthy living.
AKEL ACKIE My name is Akel Ackie. I am 30yrs old. A couple years ago I saw the most beautiful painting from an artist named Luis Royo. And that day I told myself I want to be an artist. I model my drawings after him. I have taught myself by using 3 different “How to” books. I surprised myself that I’ve have become a good artist & thank God That I saw the painted & inspired me to change & try new things. All I want is to excel in my art & have a career in the art field. Fantasy Art is my style and enjoy drawing. I can draw anything & portraits was the first thing I drew & am very good at it but do not enjoy as much as using my creativity for Fantasy Art.