The rich and lordly have long spent their monies on extravagant commissioned paintings of themselves, and their dogs, but what about you, and your desire for extravagant commissioned paintings of Reservoir Dogs? Get the art you want, from Justin Reed
A VT artist who scored his BFA in illustration from UMass Dartmouth, JR does custom film-/music-based acrylic paintings, skillfully blending caricature and realism at a price so affordable ($300-1200), it's probably a typo. To get your own piece de resistance, just shoot JR an email discussing whatever work you'd like done (size, theme, characters, etc); he then sends you a sketch of his ideas for approval, agrees on a price, and gets down to business, working to, say, create your 12'x18' masterpiece: "Side Abs, by The Grind's Eric Nies". Prime examples of past work include a bloodied-up sampling of the ladies from Kill Bill, Eddy Scissorhands mournfully plowing through an ice sculpture, and a gloriously robust amalgam of 80s and 90s action heroes including Willis in Die Hard, a Terminator'd Arnold, a knife-wielding Stallone in Rambo, even a Back to the Future-era Christopher Lloyd -- though for action from Chris Lloyd, nothing can touch Suburban Commando
In the near future, Reed plans on creating prints of his most popular paintings to allow even more people to taste the brilliance -- a cunning move, considering the only previous extravagant commission you've been involved with was that one summer you sold knives to your mom's friends.