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Blues painting john lee hooker detroit riotCURRENTLY SOLD OUT!

Paul recently completed a new blues painting inspired by the John Lee Hooker song "The Motor City is Burning".  The song is a soulful re-telling of the Detroit riots of 1967 that claimed the lives of 43 people. The riots also resulted in 1,189 injured, over 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings were reduced to smouldering rubble.

Paul's painting features a portrait of hooker atop a flaming building with various scenes from the '67 riots throughout the painting. The results is a powerful image  that reflects the intensity of event itself.

Prints are now available. These beautiful reproductions are 24" X 18" glicee prints on museum quality, acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a natural smooth finish.

Check out the "Print & Posters" page for more details.


A Makeover for 12Barart.com

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old siteHello blues fans!

Those of you who have visited 12barart before will notice the new look of the site. Other than a new look, a few other things have changed and new features are about to be added.

A new offering on the site will be high-quality glicee prints. Previously only posters were available. The first offering will be a new painting of Paul's called "Motor City Burning." The painting features a portrait of blues great John Lee Hooker sitting atop a burning building. The image commemorates the Detroit riots of 1967 so powerfully retold in Hooker's recording of "The Motor City is Burning."

The prints are produced by Pirak Studios in Waterloo, ON. They photograph the artwork with a high-resolution imaging system and specialized lighting required to masterfully reproduce the painting. The image is then reproduced with their state-of-the-art archival giclee printer onto Hot Press Natural, Acid-free, fine art paper with a smooth 100% cotton base and natural white surface.

Another new feature coming to the site is a Merch section. The merchandise available will be all original designs for those of you who want to express your love of the blues.

Have a look around and if you have any questions please contact Paul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.