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Artie Barksdale: The King of Hand-Painted Camo

Artie Barksdale: The King of Hand-Painted Camo

10710506_10202808984487896_9003086836074180742_oArtie Barksdale has been painting since his childhood years growing up in Newark, NJ.  Things  got serious when he first discovered graffiti which kept him very busy as a young adult. After attending the NC School of Arts in 1998 and studying theatrical scene painting and set design he began painting  residential and commercial murals through 2000. Artie discovered camouflage as a medium sometime in 2009 after noticing a peeling and fading vinyl camouflage wrap and thinking to himself, “hey I can paint that!”  After trying it on a few trucks he was fully hooked and started pursuing hand painted camouflage as a business. Artie doesn’t consider himself a hunter but the hunting industry is baked into his technique and style. To this day Artie continues to run a successful, interior design & hand-painted camouflage business called Big A Camo out of Concord, NC. In addition to Artie’s hand-painted camo you can check out his other forms of artistic expression on his website, ArtieBarksdale.com.

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Sean Kernick

Sean brings a mix of social consciousness, inspiration and creative connection to his life as a family man, artist, social organizer, producer, creative director and co-founder. “Family, friendship, and artwork are the pillars that keep my foundation secure. I am always looking to expand and explore all forms of artistic expression.”


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