“God Forgives, I Don’t”: As a young struggling artist in Los Angeles, painter Gabe Leonard began selling copies of his work on Venice Beach, and has since graduated to art festivals and gallery exhibits. His work revolves around the fringe worlds of the Wild West, pirates, mobsters and famous musicians. Most of the subjects are stoic and armed, hardened by their hard-knock existence and unaware of the cinematic cult following these archetypes inhibit in our world. I especially like the backgrounds of these images: morbid-looking paint drips and ingenious smoke-filled blending. See more at his website: http://www.gabeleonard.com/

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