Joshua Carlton Art, Realism Tattoos, Paintings

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About Me

My Background


My father being an artist, I grew up with a deep appreciation for art. My original passion was for photography, inspired by the work of Robert Maplethorpe. 

My Medium


I have been tattooing full time for 28 years. I am also an oil painter by commission, sell my paintings online and am also represented by Abend Gallery in Denver. I play guitar for This Patch of Sky. 

My Inspiration


I carried the inspiration of deep contrast and chiaroscuro of Robert Maplethorpe's photography into my tattooing and painting careers. I'm also drawn to classical art and contemporary realism.