7 Day Of The Dead Style Twin Peaks Character Paintings On Wood

Pittsburgh based artist Mike Egan has spent five years as an embalmer in funeral homes. That probably explains why his paintings usually tell stories about death, devils and saints. Quoting influences such as Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), stained glass windows, Basquiat, The German Expressionists (Kathe Kollewitz, Otto Dix, and Max Beckman in particular), Mexican folk art, and religious icons, it’s no surprise there’s a macabre vibe coming from Mike’s latest work, a portrait series celebrating Twin Peaks.

I like to think that each painting is in some way a goodbye to somebody who passed away. A funeral portrait.” —Mike Egan

Starting today, the artist is selling the seven original acrylic paintings on wood (9″ x 9″) for $200 each, while signed and numbered 7″ x 7″ giclee prints (on 11″ x 8.5″ Epson Hot Press Bright Fine Art Paper) are available for $30 each. He’s also doing complete print sets featuring all seven characters priced at $200 (limited to 10 sets). Head over to Mike’s shop and website if you’re interested.

UPDATE: Mike is kindly offering a free print of choice to one of you! Simply Retweet and/or leave a Facebook comment —for instance mentioning the print you’d like to win— to enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced right here on Monday, November 17.

UPDATE #2: Congratulations to Aurora! She was the randomly chosen winner and picked the Log Lady for her free print.

Agent Cooper by Mike Egan
Agent Cooper
Dr Lawrence Jacoby by Mike Egan
Dr Lawrence Jacoby
Gordon Cole by Mike Egan
Gordon Cole
Log Lady by Mike Egan
The Log Lady
Nadine Hurley by Mike Egan
Nadine Hurley
The Giant by Mike Egan
The Giant

The Man from Another Place by Mike Egan
The Man from Another Place

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.


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