TO VALLEN'S PUNK PORTRAITS
Color pencil on paper.
16 x 26 inches.
created this color pencil portrait of my friend Suzy
Gardner in 1980 when we were both working in the sleazy
Hollywood offices of the L.A. Weekly. Suzy had this
look about her that made her an irresistible subject,
she was like an 80's punk version of a Marilyn Monroe
and I crossed paths quite a bit while prowling around
as denizens in various punk dives. She had a great
enthusiasm for the underground music scene and so
it came as no surprise to me when she eventually became
a member of the all female rock band, L7. The last
I heard she's still very much involved in making music
with the band.
view of this artwork.