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


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
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
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!


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=”Read more” less=”Read less”]

I’m a true son of the hills. I was born and bred in Danese, WV, just a few miles up the road from the park. Whenever my family would get together growing up, it would always be at Babcock, so some of my fondest childhood memories center around that park. When I moved away from the area as an adult and would come home to visit, Babcock always seemed to greet me with a warm and loving embrace, as if to say, ‘You are home, my son’.

Pursuing my artistic dreams has taken me around the globe, hobnobbing in Amsterdam, living for a spell in Hollywood, California and most recently having spent a decade in Roanoke, Virginia. In 2012 I relocated my family back to the area and a year later launched the first oil painting in this series, Ancient River in Autumn – New River Gorge, WV, the predecessor of the Grist Mill at Glade Creek painting.

It was an inevitable expression of my creativity to paint this series. These great icons of West Virginia are ingrained in my memory and have become a part of who I am. Painting the Grist Mill is as much of an expression of myself as it is an interpretation of the iconography my home state. The Grist Mill is a sacred destination for many folks, including myself. This land was regarded as sacred grounds by the Indians ages before Europeans settled it and a millennia before the Grist Mill was built. So, continuing a tradition of spirituality in this area through my art is not only my heritage, it is my duty.

This video is proudly brought to you by:
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce
Marathon Bicycle Co.
Priority Ambulance Service
Cathedral Cafe
Secret Sandwich Society

Video Credits:
Produced by: The Green Touch Group, LLC
Oil Painting by: Brian C. Zickafoose
Music: “Banjo Funk” by Brown House Media
Music Licensed through: AudioJungle.net
Video extras: Xia Yasmine Zickafoose and Zenna Yvonne Zickafoose
Filmed entirely with GoPro Hero cameras and mounts.[/read]


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.


Video: Ancient River in Autumn: New River Gorge, WV – Oil Painting Time Lapse

March 13, 2014 / Blog, Multimedia, News / 0 Comments

Click to view on YouTube: http://youtu.be/PPZlMq3Bnl0

About This Video

Visionary artist, Brian C. Zickafoose renders a time lapse video of his interpretation of the iconic New River Gorge Bridge in his oil painting on canvas, titled, Ancient River in Autumn: New River Gorge, West Virginia.

Video Credits:
Time Lapse Produced by: Green Touch Group, LLC

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Gallery: FAC Holiday Art Exhibit – December 7, 2013

December 9, 2013 / Blog, News / 0 Comments

Photos by J. Hardy

We’ve included a few select photo frames from the Fayetteville Arts Coalition’s Holiday Art Exhibit on December 7, 2013 at the former FAC Gallery in Fayetteville, WV. Guests and artists abound, we were popping tags and passing out cream pies (literally lol) until the rooster crowed or it was time for the kids to go to bed, whatevs.

A stellar evening was had by all thanks to the hard work put in by the FAC staff and the artists. We’re looking forward to working more closely with FAC and other artists in Southern West Virginia in the future.

Peace, love and chicken grease – BZ