Bumpcasso’s hands are his gift and he is certainly using them. Recognizing that, Bumpcasso has been perfecting his artistic creativity since the tender age of three. Born in Gary, Indiana, in 1956, his first drawing was penned on construction paper and was entitled “Draw Like Me, Paint Like Me”.
Fast forward 28 years, Bumpcasso has parlayed that artistic genius into a vast array of paintings that showcase his technical mastery of diverse mediums. He creates on canvas, utilizing oils, watercolors, clay and wood. Bumpcasso’s experience and persistence as an artist have lead to commissioned works for wall murals, portraits, and abstracts. Some of his personal achievements are the exclusive Signature Collections of Michael Jordan, and Boston Celtics Larry Bird, two men as diverse in the own artistic fields as Bumpcasso himself.
Bumpcasso is humbled that his work is appreciated by first-time enthusiastic and growing audiences, as well as art connoisseurs nationally and internationally. When asked how he approaches his work his response:” With an unending source of inspiration that comes from a higher force.” His life experiences also contribute to his creations. “Art is something you feel from within, then it transforms you into making it come alive. From that moment on, the work takes on a form of its own leading me to create wonders.”
Some of those wonders include recent highly sought-after President Barack Obama paintings:
“The Visionary & The Architect”, a canvas painting of Martin Luther King, Jr. (the visionary) & President Barack Obama (the architect)
“Faith”, The word says it all. The painting shows President Elect Obama in the foreground with supporters flocking him with “Change” signs in hand.
“My Rock of Gibraltar”, painting of President Obama and wife Michelle Obama on canvas It’s the most famous rock in the world, signifying unwavering strength. President Obama referred to Michelle as his rock at the Democratic National Convention.
Creating beauty, woven with a story, has always been Bumpy’s passion. His does that with every stroke of his paintbrush.
Bumpy translates his God given talent into paying it forward. He unselfishly gives of his time to children, mentoring in the inner city communities of Atlanta, Georgia, where he’s resides. He also participates and donates work to charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society, ALSAC St. Jude Research Hospital, Epitomes Foundation and countless other foundations throughout the United States.
Bumpy desires to transform his hobby into a lucrative profession. While people take different roads in life, he believes he’s chosen one less travelled. With unyielding determination, he welcomes the journey.