My Art / Music

” Reachin and feelin “… I reach, and I feel. I live and I learn. It is what we are born to do. I fear not what anyone thinks for I know that I’m on the right path. The path from seed, to bud to blossom. It’s real, not rehearsed. I’m not an entertainer, but a process which I put on display as proof that with persistence and time we can achieve anything we put our hearts and mind to.
This music is excellent for performing breathing exercises with and going to too on your phone.

The Albatross Around My Neck 48 x 36 mixed media on canvas by Paul Kempe

The Albatross Around My Neck 48 x 36 mixed media on canvas by Paul Kempe

Art work by Paul Kempe titled Paper Wife on Pills 84 x 60 inch mixed media on canvas

Paper Wife on Pills 84 x 60 inch mixed media on canvas

Elon's Ark mixed media on canvas by Paul Kempe

Elon’s Ark 60 x 72 inch mixed media on canvas by Paul Kempe

Panting by Paul Kempe titled Nurse Doctor

Nurse Doctor 72 x 84 inch mixed media on canvas. A painting by Paul Kempe

Artist Paul Kempe painting titled The Seed 60 x 48 inch mixed media on canvas

The Seed 60 x 48 inch mixed media on canvas by Paul kempe

Insatiable Desire 60 x 72 inch mixed media on canvas by Paul Kempe

Insatiable Desire 60 x 72 inch mixed media on canvas by Paul kempe

Out of Africa 60 x 84 inch mixed media on canvas by Paul Kempe

Out of Africa 60 x 84 inch mixed media on canvas by Paul Kempe

Paul Kempe Artwork at LA ART SHOW 2018 - May 10 Through May 31, 2018 Gloria Delson Cotemporary Arts

The Main Event 72 x 72 inch mixed media on canvas by Paul kempe

Choking on Life 17 x 14 inch mixed media on Bristol Board 2008

Maya for Nomads Coat November 13 2017 LA

One of My Moods 19 x 24 inch mixed media on bristol board

Tiger Lady 9 x 12 inch acrylic on canvas 2006

Cock Tail Party

Sour Puss 19 x 24 inch mixed media on bristol board $200,000.00

when my mind is strong I love 7th Street

Priapic Semaphore

Self Portrait 8 x 11 inch pen sketch pad

I especially like Sundays when no is around

when my mind is weak I hate it

Angry Face 9 x 12 inch acrylic on Bristol board 2006

my girl friends friend at the Lake Park, Ilsan Korea

Crack Head 24 x 19 inch mixed media on bristol board

Notorious Glove 9 x 12 inch mixed media on bristol board 2006

October 2017 in and around my apartment practicing with the camera

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model for nomads coat summer 2017

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crazy wattage, record heat on these here downtown LA streets. October 2017 was indeed a sweltering heat

my bathroom sink on S. Santa Fe

Untitled 23 x 29 inch mixed media on Bristol board

Artist at work

The Seed Of Mom and Dad’s Pain 17 x 14 inch mixed media on Bristol board 2008 $200,000.00

Maya November 2017 for Nomads Coat

Mother Leaves Child 29 x 23 inch mixed media on Bristol board

November 12 2017, continued, timing is everything

a new day a new light a new perspective

Sex with The Devil 22 x 29 inch mixed media on Bristol Board $200,000.00

so fine

it’s the attitude that makes the artist. A good artist can make something from nothing. The ugly beautiful. That is what I do

the day it is, November 12, 2017, in downtown LA

in downtown la

Cool James Baldwin 22 x 30 inch mixed media on Bristol Board $250,000.00

November 11, 2017 outside my window 3:30 pm 726 S. Santa Fe

African Queen 22 x 30 inch mixed media on Bristol Board

Outside my dirty window there is a fire escape with some lights dangling on the rail from somewhere above me. I don’t know who, and have not bothered to find out, but sometimes I wonder where they are from. Some nights they are on and on others they are not. Tonight at this moment 8:27 pm the lights are not twinkling

at about 3:35 pm I started on my walk to find and photograph the bird show on Maple and 7th, at 4:30 pm. This is just before the sun descends behind the buildings and into the horizon. The light at this time of day seems different every day. Hence I often photograph the same scene repeatedly

Penis Helmet 20 x 24 inch mixed media on canvas 2007

Affirmative Action 17 x 14 inch mixed media on Bristol 2008

it’s really the fastest path to get downtown, whether it be the gym or Whole Foods etc

7th Street

it’s a colorful street man, I’m telling you it’s a very colorful street and that is why I like it so much. The tree you see tucked in the corner of the two buildings are where the birds live

Shocked 19 x 24 inch pen and pencil on bristol board

7th and Maple

Tenured 19 x 24 inch mixed media on bristol board

the first sign of the birds. I find the barbed wire to be an interesting texture of the area, if not defining

another kind of bird

Kanu Saul Spring St LA 24 x 19 inch pencil in bristol board $90,000.00

different perspective

architecture is like a beautiful lady, and they are enjoyable to look at

I don’t know what it is, but I’m still on 7th Street and doing the color trip

Saturday Night Star 48 x 60 inch mixed media on canvas 2001 $100,000.00

Art satisfies my sex drive. I’m horny when I start but when I’m done photographing, painting, or playing music the intensity of the desire subsides

by this time there is not enough light to power my story so it’s time to call it a day

this image hurts my eyes, but I feel the need to post it. It’s a painting. The End of good session and a good day. Everyday with a camera is a treasure hunt. Today’s haul is pretty decent. If feel good

Ivy, my addiction one of the nicest ladies I have met. Miss her. But I also miss my wife too

troubled heart

Stretching The Neighbor A 18 x 14 inch acrylic on canvas 2005

Stretching The Neighbor B 18 x 14 inch acrylic on canvas 2005

Stretching The Neighbor C 18 x 14 inch acrylic on canvas 2005

? paul kempe style lol

A Healthy Mind 19 x 24 inch pencil on bristol board

Ear Wax 20 x 24 inch mixed media on canvas 2007

Always a Vagabond

I like the sky

New York City 2014

NYC 2014

Gianni Versace’s Lime Green 14 x 17 inch mixed media on Bristol Board 2007

Heman 19 x 24 inch pencil on bristol board $90,000.00

Battle Helmet 17 x 14 inch pencil on Bristol Board 2008

One of favorite pasta lunch, they got the brownie that will knock your sox off

Jorge’s Dream House 16 x 20 inch acrylic on canvass 2006

Trix R For Kids 24 x 19 inch mixed media on Bristol board

If I ever lived in the NYC I’d like to live in that white building

Dr. Cornel West’s Neighborhood 19 x 24 inch mixed media on bristol board

Look closely

I Love You 24 x 19 inch mixed media on bristol board

My Wife and her friend Da Shade

The Morning After The Party 17 x 14 inch mixed media on bristol board 2008

i like her style

Title Not Needed 19 x 24 inch mixed media on bristol board

Field of Dreams 29 x 23 inch mixed media on Bristol Board

The Shop 29 x 23 inch mixed media on Bristol board

untitled 17 x 14 inch Pen on Bristol Board 2008

Prison of My Mind 29 x 23 inch mixed media on Bristol board

Moi

The lower east side Thomson Square

ladies From Heaven 14 x 17 inch mixed media on Bristol Board 2007 $80,000.00

Prince to The Rescue 22 x 30 inch mixed media on Bristol Board

The Easter Bunny 22 x 29 inch mixed media on Bristol Board

Near and around Central Park

NYC 2014 near Central Park

The Dance 24 x 19 inch mixed media on bristol board $85,000.00

untitled 17 x 14 inch mixed media on Bristol board

Thelonious Monks Rest 29 x 23 inch pen on Bristol board

Guangzhou China, Sept 2016

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Jenna and her bf who I called Sunshine made the success of the trip all possible

the factory boss prepares Tea to celebrate the deal

our Chinese assistant Janna and designer (right) both sweet people working on our first ever pants production

Ivy and janna

China Love , August 24, 2016

Back to  South Korea 2016 for more of the same. I can see how people here want to get away a lot but I get along well, work, walk, work, walk, what’s not to like, your four seasons.

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Seoul mediation while walking in small forest, part of daily ritual, good for spiritual, mental and physical health

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Whales Tail

People we love get older

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Ninja Suit A Nomads Coat Original in walking shoes by Nike

Samantha aka Sammy also K Seki, cutest little dog I know

 

 

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51 birthday Hiroshi

my wife on I at Hiroshi in Waikiki on my 51st birthday. I will love this lady till the end of time, I might be dead had I not met her. She trusted me, at a time I didn’t trust my self.

Da Shade 14 x 17 inch pencil on Bristol Board 2007

Back to China May 2016 ( i think)

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Sexy Legs 14 x 17 inch pencil on Bristol Board 2007

Back to South Korea

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A rainy day at home in Ilsan Korea

birthday, friends, and family

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back to reality, still in Seoul

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Apgujeong Seoul Korea April 2016

Apgujeong Seoul Korea April 2016

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Back to China again 2016

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Guangzhou

Guangzhou

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A lonely somber day in Seocho Dong 2016

Lonely in Seocho Dong in March 2992 × 2992

Lonely in Seocho Dong in March 2992 × 2992

march 21, 2016

march 21, 2016

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On the train from Seoul to Tanhyeon, sober

Oksu to Tanhyeon on the Kyungi line March 12, 2016 Sober, and full of hope

Oksu to Tanhyeon on the Kyungi line March 12, 2016 Sober, and full of hope

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The Train from Oksu to Tanyheon on a Saturday afternoon in March 2992 × 2992

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The Train from Oksu to Tanyheon on a Saturday afternoon in March 2992 × 2992 b

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The Train from Oksu to Tanyheon on a Saturday afternoon in March 2992 × 2992 a

The Train from Oksu to Tanyheon on a Saturday afternoon in March 2992 × 2992 a

Oksu to Tanhyeon on the Kyungi line March 12, 2016 Sober, and full of hope

Oksu to Tanhyeon on the Kyungi line March 12, 2016 Sober, and full of hope

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Back to Seocho Dong Seoul

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11:16 am March 2, 2016, Seocho Dong, Seoul

11:16 am March 2, 2016, Seocho Dong, Seoul. My Studio View

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Gentlemen

Gentlemen

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Snow in Seoul 2016

Konju Style

Konju Style

Enlightenment

Enlightenment, wtf ?

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A Healthy Posterior

I pretty face

A pretty face

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The lines

The lines

Dongdaemun Culture and History Park Jan 26, 2016. My favorite photograph on Korea

Dongdaemun Culture and History Park Jan 26, 2016. My favorite photograph on Korea. I think it best defines the new Korea. It’s also my favorite photograph

April 2017 Seocho Dong Umyonsan Mountain walk and meditation

Troubled Man 2of 3 20 x 24 inch mixed media on canvas 2007

Troubled Man 2of 3 20 x 24 inch mixed media on canvas 2007

Troubled Man 1of 3 20 x 24 inch mixed media canvas 2007

Troubled Man 3 of 3 20 x 24 inch mixed media on canvas 2007

Korean Bridge story March 2017 by Taxi from Tanhyeon to Seocho

Sheep Boy with Cats

Sheep Boy with Cats

No Title

Untitled 23 x 29 inch mixed media on Bristol board

the last snow of winter 2017 Feb or March

she studies Chinese to keep her sanity

I walk in the mountain to maintain my sanity early 2017

The Last Man 48x60 inch mixed media on canvas 2002

The Last Man 48×60 inch mixed media on canvas 2002

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January 1 2017

Untittled 24 x 19 mixed media on bristol board

Untittled 24 x 19 mixed media on Bristol board

I can fly

In my Nomads Coat

Preacher on 5th and Spring 19 x 24 inch mixed media on Bristol board

Preacher on 5th and Spring 19 x 24 inch mixed media on Bristol board

Dec 23, Seocho, 10:22 am 2016, in my studi0

A Brother with Sex on his mind 24 x 19 inch mixed media on Bristol board

A Brother with Sex on his mind 24 x 19 inch mixed media on Bristol board

Itaeo

Itaewon Seoul Korea 2014, one guy who was panting this building very fast, got it all done in a few hours

Itaewon Seoul Korea 2014

Itaewon Seoul Korea 2014

Tom Joad 24 x 19 inch mixed media on Bristol board

By the time I got home that night at 10:00 pm I was stone drunk off my ass. Good thing I got some decent photos

Freedom Balloon 17 x 14 inch mixed media on bristol board 2008

A Hawaiian Interlude, actually this is before the Nomads Coat got started in Korea in 2015

Ala Moana Beach Park on a windy rainy day

Ala Moana Beach Park 2014

Ala Moana Beach Park 2014

Pali

Champaign Brunch 24 x 19 inch mixed media on bristol board

We flew to LA to check on Samples in 2014 but it was a bust. If you want something done right you must be there to make things get done right

The man who inspired the Nomads Coat,also my friend and confidant

LAX 2014

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Downtown LA 2104

The Day Michael Jackson Died 24 x 19 inch mixed media on Bristol board

In Reality the Nomads Coat made it’s first start in LA back in 2010,  a lot was learned but materialized except 250 paintings. The real reason I went to LA was because I couldn’t live without this lady

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The Curse of the Penis 19 x 24 inch mixed media on bristol board $150,000.00

The view from my 900 square foot penthouse apartment on 810 Spring Street. A full on party building, at least it was then.

The Thinking Table

Roses and books for table.

No paintings on wall yet so I hadn’t begun painting again after moving in. If it weren’t for the endless parties and noise the apartment would have met my needs perfectly

This is the view out the window of the first apartment I tried to stay in, but they kindly allowed me to relocate to a better more quiet unit. The sunrise view from this unit was spectacular though.

From the roof top of 810 Spring St

From the roof looking a swath garment industry zone buildings located across the street

810 Spring Street was my last place of residence before going back to Honolulu, Hawaii. Before that I stayed at this place on Olive. I went crazy literally lost it in this place twice before they asked me to leave. I was cool until one day I was talking the to resident manager about the noise coming from the apartment above when I told him I had been having visions of my self making a video where I am squeezing a canaries neck bringing it to it’s sad premature death. Two days later I was asked to leave the building. After I vacated I had never had the visions again. The neighbors little dog yelped and cried every night the dogs owner left him home alone. She was young and liked to party and often came home at four or five in the morning. The dog would finally stop but the Bod Dylan she played every night replaced it

Semaphore on Los Angeles St. 19 x 14 inch mixed media on bristol board

Downtown LA 2010

Some green. A sight for sore eyes. I think it’s the lawn of the Fashion Institute located near Ralph’s grocery store

Pershing Squares notorious balls

Inside the Olive Street Dungeon. My work suffered badly there

After a few ours of shut eye regardless of how long I usually found my self here getting a double shot espresso between 7:00 and 8:00 am and again in the middle of the afternoon. LA was where the coffee addiction really asserted it’s self

The Prince in His Spring St Cell 19 x 24 inch pencil on bristol board

The Jack off Hour 22 x 29 inch mixed media on Bristol

Ivy

Ivy’s Beautiful Tit 29 x 23 inch mixed media on bristol board

Little Miss Piss Pot 22 x 29 inch mixed media on Bristol Board (inspired by Rabbits below

I had a pair of rabbits that I loved guilt free. They made my heart beat slower. I had to give them up because I couldn’t stand them being caged up all day, and letting run loose was a mess.

The corner and Main and Spring. There is a very nice restaurant with good food for breakfast and lunch

Had my bike stolen a few times, this one from this very spot.

Downtown LA 2010 Early morning going back to Spring Street after going to Little Tokyo on my bike to buy a Tuna sandwich for breakfast. Cheap and delicious.

Downtown LA 2010 The roads are yours to own in the earlier part of the morning.

Downtown LA 2010

There was a guy beautician by the name of Kanu Saul who cut hair on the sidewalks

Kanu Saul Spring St LA 24 x 19 inch pencil in bristol board $90,000.00

Rag Doll 29 x 23 inch mixed media on bristol board $300,000.00

Seoul 2016 winterish

Across from the Seoul Art Center in Seocho January 2016

Across from the Seoul Art Center in Seocho January 2016

Seocho

Seocho

Seocho Jan 2016

Seocho Jan 2016

a moose ... who is that : )

a moose … who is that : )

Seoul train line 4 to Munsan

Seoul train line 4 to Munsan

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Oksu Station Jan 2016

Oksu Station Jan 2016

Oksu Station Jan 2016

Oksu Station Jan 2016

Avarice 17 x 14 mixed media on bristol board 2008