Yesterday I spent 11 hours on the road from Atlanta to DC with my good friend Obama. "What!", you might say?
For those of you familiar with my work leading up to CPAC, you will recognize the graphic below:
This is part of my Obama vs Liberty series. I have printed out a…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on March 14, 2013 at 3:03pm — No Comments
With the exception of editing typographical errors, this article has been left as it was originally written for…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on February 11, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
*Thanks to Lisa and Andrew for adding me to their new blog. I will try to get my articles up here as well moving forward.*
I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to everyone here at Big Dawg Music Radio. I have been an artist at BDMM for a while now and really appreciate that Lisa Mei invited me to join the blog here. I have been very humbled and appreciative of Lisa's support over the last couple of…Continue
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This powerful documentary by Rev. C.L. Bryant is crucial viewing for those who truly want to change the plight of black Americans and bring an end to the racial divide in our country. Runaway Slave throws into stark contrast the opposing views of entitlement foisted on the black community by LBJ's Great Society against the message of self-reliance and independence building among those who want to heal the wounds of our past.
Through a series of interviews and candid conversations on…Continue
After realizing that it's nearly impossible to show conservative political art in galleries, I set about to market myself independently. It would be unfair to say no one has been willing to show my work, just very few. One of the best shows I have had was at The Apache Cafe in Atlanta, just before the 2008 election. I showed most of my early political paintings and some sculpture at that show and enjoyed discussing the…Continue
On Friday evening at 9:30pm EST, I have a radio interview with Lisa Mei ofBig Dawg Music Mafia for their new show, Off the Hook. In preparation for the interview, I have been thinking about how I got started on this crazy road to building a conservative art movement. I am posting below the first of a short series of articles…Continue
I know this is going to be a hard article for many conservatives to read. It is understandable that an artist who is essentially the poster-child for progressive hypocrisy would be the last person whose work they would consider good. Nor would they expect a conservative art page to say as much. As in so many things cultural, they would be wrong. That is the point of this article. Conservatives need to hear some things they don't like, beginning with Fairey's talent and marketing acumen, if…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on December 20, 2012 at 5:50pm — No Comments
This article is the first in a series exploring propaganda in general, and the work of Shepard Fairey in particular. I am going to jump right in under the assumption that most here are at least familiar with his…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on December 18, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments
A man after my own heart, Robert Jones snubs his nose at the snobbery and narrow-mindedness of the art community with this beautiful and moving collection of Polaroid photographs. The "Garish" color and unsettling undercurrent of some of the photos are qualities that first attracted me to Mr. Jones' work. In his coffee table book,…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on September 24, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments
Hello Big Dawg Members,
I would like to thank all of you for your support of my work here at Big Dawg and beyond. I don't often send out emails promoting myself, but I am making an exception in this case for a charitable organization. The link above is for the online auction to raise money for the Mercury One…Continue
I am nearing the completion of a large project that has been my primary focus for several weeks. I am posting some of the photos to show the process behind the work and begin promoting the event, which is at the end of July.
About a month ago, I was contacted by the folks at Mercury One, a charity organization founded by Glenn Beck. I have been asked to create a painting for the upcoming online auction to raise money for the Restoring Love event in Dallas this July. After much…Continue
Now that a new year has rolled over, I have decided it is time to get back in my studio and create more artwork. For too long, I have been juggling schedules and staring at the computer screen and creating very little art of my own.
I am determined to change that this year, so I have unwrapped a new Moleskine and set about planning a series about the Occupy Wall Street movement. The ideas are tenuous at the moment because a great deal of research will be needed to flesh out the…Continue
Back in April, I attended a fund raiser for the Glenn Pelham Debate Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. I had donated a painting called Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death. It was one of my favorites, and I was sad to have it leave my home, but it went to a good organization that works on anti-gang initiatives. As thanks for the donation, I was invited to the reception dinner and silent auction that concluded the evening's events.
Former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, was one of the keynote speakers…Continue
Dear Fellow Patriot,
My name is Frances Byrd. I am a wife, mother and political artist. My work is not typical of the genre, as I am a Conservative who believes in limited government and individual liberty. The main goal of my work is to translate my passion for America and the importance of constitutional principles into creative expression through fine art. I have been working very hard to build an art movement for others like me who may be afraid to voice their opinions or who…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on June 14, 2011 at 11:16pm — No Comments
Several weeks ago, I was sent an email by a friend Jimmy in California concerning the disappearance of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. There is very little information from China on the artist's dissappearance or the reason why he is apparently being held by the Chinese government. In the weeks since Ai was spirited away, several of his peers have also been held for various reasons and lengths of time. Because Ai is an outspoken opponent of the Chinese government, there is an outcry in the Chinese…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on June 4, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments
Here is the final pre-Summit photo of my Liberty painting. I am going to work on it a little today before going to the Glen Pelham fund raiser this evening. Around 5:30 tomorrow morning, I will be getting on the road to Jasper for the Defending the American Dream Summit where you will have a chance to…Continue
I chose to donate Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death, although the event organizers were…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on April 26, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments
Added by Frances Byrd on April 26, 2011 at 9:45pm — No Comments
I was recently invited to participate in a show called Villains. I found this to be the perfect opportunity to create a portrait of Che Guevara. After doing extensive reading on his life and crimes, I have long wanted to create a series of work that conveys the true nature of this icon of our youth. This is the first of many more portraits....…Continue
Added by Frances Byrd on April 10, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments