I’ve had it in my mind for a while to paint some musicians, but I wasn’t sure how. This image of Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers popped in my head and I decided to go for it.
I’ve been a big fan of The Red Hot Chili Peppers since “Blood Sugar Sex Magic” came out when I was 11 years old and I wanted to capture the energy Flea brings to his performances. I totally made up this beach scene that is almost abstract. I had “Can’t Stop” in my head when I made this and I think the painting reflects that energy.