Steve Gill is an artist whose love of the bizarre and the humorous, stem from early childhood. “The wilder the better was what I was drawn to…” when he started drawing around age four.” I would draw what I was interested in at that moment in time.” Gill started with Rat Fink, a popular 1960’s cartoon character and one of several hot-rod characters created by California artist, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, then went on to hot rods, ships, army tanks and planes.
Not only does Gill have adult-oriented cartoon paintings, but one thing he does at art shows is have children tell him what to draw. If the child wants to draw a dog, he will ask, “With what kind of expression, and what is the dog doing?” He finds this to be a fun experience, and we are sure it is for the kids as well. The finished product is a collaboration between artist’s inner child and actual child.