World Video Premier: Owl Family Self-Portrait

November 24, 2016 / Blog, Multimedia, News, Portfolio / 0 Comments

Owl Family Self-Portrait – A Movie by Brian Zickafoose

Whooo loves to paint? Apparently owls do. Watch as a family of screech owls play and paint the afternoon away at Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Please subscribe to my channel and share if you enjoyed this feature presentation. The links for purchasing prints are below. Thank you for watching.

Movie based on
The Keeper of Twilight : Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
by West Virginia visionary artist, Brian C. Zickafoose.
36″ x 24″ inch Acrylic and Oil on Canvas / Completed 2016 / 200+ Hours in Production

Video Credits
Produced by The Green Touch Group, LLC
Video Production: Brian Zickafoose
Camera / Management: Jeannine Zickafoose
Starring: Xia Yasmine Zickafose and Zenna Yvonne Zickafoose
Filmed Entirely Using GoPro Hero Action Cameras
Audio Author: R1Studio
Track Title: Upbeat Funk
Licensed Through: Envato Network
Painting Imaged by: The Highland Studio – Cold Spring, NY


Candy to the Core :: Painting + Prints

November 17, 2016 / News, Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments


Candy to the Core
36″ x 36″ x 2″ – Original Acrylic on Canvas
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2016
Approximately 200+ Hours in Production

About the Artwork
Here we have the second installment in the Flight of Fancy Series by visionary artist, Brian C. Zickafoose. Our friend Fancy is suspended inside a torus shaped subatomic chamber as photon beams stream past in blinding speeds. The static of uncertainty dispatches on bulbous monitor screens across the walls of the chamber as we turn the corner ever faster. “Do you see?” –  asks Fancy in a feverish whisper. Limited edition paper and canvas prints are available.


The Flight of Fancy :: Painting + Prints

June 24, 2016 / Paintings, Portfolio / 1 Comment


The Flight of Fancy
36″ x 36″ x 2″ – Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2016
Approximately 400+ Hours worked on from May 2014 to May 2016

About the Artwork

Enter a realm of jewels and splendor in the latest visionary painting, “The Flight of Fancy” by Brian C. Zickafoose. This stunning piece originated from a series of visions that I downloaded from a DMT adventure that I embarked upon in 2008 at a party in Blacksburg, Virginia, during my time as a concert promoter in the area. The frame featured in this painting is the highlight of those visions and took 5 years in concept development before I ever laid a single stroke to canvas. I am proud to say that the finished product is a remarkably true representation of the original vision that I received, so many years ago. I spent many tedious hours hammering out this painting to see the vision through to completion and now my bejeweled insect friend exists in my dimension. I have opened a portal for you to enjoy. Thank you for looking.


A Three-Way Among Friends :: Oil Painting

June 17, 2016 / Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments



A Three-Way Among Friends
16″ x 16″ x 2″ – Original Acrylic and Oil Painting on Canvas
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2016

About the Artwork

In the Summer of 2015, I attended a week-long painting intensive at CoSM and the studio of Alex Grey and Allyson Grey. This painting is the fruit of that adventure. The graphical elements for this work were transposed straight from my sketchbook. I had been pondering the idea of a bejeweled pineal gland for sometime and I wanted to create something charged with a sexual buzz and static energy interactions, hence the dual phallic Tesla Coils and plasma beams. Alex Grey did some work on this during the intensive and also gave the painting its name. Most of the work was done at CoSM but I also put in some work on this at the Mountain Music Festival at the New River Gorge in West Virginia.


Sea You, See Me :: Limited Edition Prints

June 7, 2016 / Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

Sea You, See Me – – Brian C. Zickafoose © 2016

Sea You, See Me
12″ x 9″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Panel
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2016

About the Artwork

Love is in the water when sea horses collide eye to eye in this original painting by Brian C. Zickafoose.

We have a limited number of 5 signed and numbered artist proofs available in 8×10 and 16×20 on Hahnemuhle Bamboo 290gsm eco-friendly paper.


Angel Fish Among Us :: Acrylic Painting

May 26, 2016 / Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

Angel Fish Among Us – Brian C. Zickafoose © 2016

Angel Fish Among Us
12″ x 9″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas Panel
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2016

About the Artwork

Pretty pink angel fish cruise the coral reef in this colorful piece by Brian C. Zickafoose.


The Keeper of Twilight ~ Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks, West Virginia :: Oil Painting + Prints

January 16, 2016 / Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments


The Keeper of Twilight – Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area

36″ x 24″ x 2″ – Original Acrylic and Oil Painting on Canvas
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2016
Approximately 150+ Hours

About the Artwork
Hues of autumn and twilight color the sky, as the mighty screech owl emerges from a hidden nook. This fantastic scene was inspired by an overnight hiking trip at the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area with my wife and children in 2015. The haunting crystal moon was brilliant and filled the night sky with pale blue luminescence. Our heads were weary from our travels when we arrived upon our quarters. I unloaded the last of our gear from the vehicle when suddenly a screech owl’s shattering cry startled me from the tree line. I turned to look and behold, a piercing gaze caught me cold and we locked eyes for what seemed like eternity. The owl scanned my soul intently and seemed to examine every aspect of being. I began to squirm under its scrutiny and stepped hard on a twig. Snap! The sound alarmed my feathered friend and in a flash of lightning, the fierce screech owl took to the night. That was the last I saw of it. The next morning we ate breakfast ravenously in preparation for our hike through the beautiful landscape at Seneca Rocks. My encounter with the owl the night before stuck with me throughout the day and later in the evening as we rested, I sketched the initial roughs that would eventually become this painting. Thanks for looking. Enjoy!


Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner – Zickafoose takes two Gold ADDY’s FTW

February 23, 2015 / Blog, News / 0 Comments

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For Immediate Release
February 23, 2015
Fayetteville, WV – Local artist Brian C. Zickafoose was presented with two Gold American Advertising Awards at the regional gala held on Friday, February 20 at the West Virginia Cultural Center at the Capitol Complex in Charleston.
Zickafoose scored top honors in the Illustration category for his ice dragon illustration for California-based disc golf industry provider, INNOVA Discs.
Zickafoose also took home a trophy in the Advertising Industry Self Promotion category for his Tarot themed business card.
“I was thrilled to represent for the Fayetteville scene and for independent creative professionals in general because these competitions are usually dominated by the big name agencies”, said Zickafoose.

The Grist Mill at Glade Creek: An Oil Painting by Brian C. Zickafoose

November 22, 2014 / Multimedia, Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

The Grist Mill at Glade Creek – Babcock State Park, West Virginia
Brian C. Zickafoose © 2014
36″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas
Completion Date: November 22, 2014 – 11:22 am

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In this painting, I explore the Flemish Realism oil technique of the Dutch Masters, as taught to me by the late local artist, David E. Weaver – to whose memory this is dedicated.

David Weaver was a friend of mine over the years. He was a generous and openly kind person. Whenever I would visit him at the Midland Trail Gallery, he was always giving me art prints and different things. I never left his studio empty handed. His mentorship and teaching was a huge inspiration for my art and life path. Without him this painting would not have been possible.

The painting depicts the Grist Mill at Babcock State Park at the peak of autumn’s glory on October 10, 2014 at around 4:00pm in the afternoon. Also featured in the image are several West Virginia state icons, including two cardinals (state bird), a sugar maple branch (state tree) and a honey bee (state insect), as well as native species of wildflowers.Read more


Mermaid’s Day Off :: Limited Edition Prints

September 1, 2014 / Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

Neptune’s Garden Painting Series
Mermaid’s Day Off
8″ x 10″ – Original Acrylic on Canvas Panel

Introducing the latest installment from the Neptune’s Garden Underwater Series, titled Mermaid’s Day Off – from visionary artist, Brian C. Zickafoose – featuring a lovely Mermaid, peacefully napping on her day off from perusing the ocean. This bright, gorgeous giclee print is printed on archival satin luster paper and will liven up any wall space for years to come. Each print comes signed and numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity from the artist’s studio.