Painting :: One Fine Night – All Infinite

November 14, 2023 / Blog, Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

One Fine Night :: All Infinite
Mischtechnik – Oil on Wood Panel
Brian Christopher Zickafoose

Step into the ethereal beauty of “One Fine Night :: All Infinite,” a captivating painting brought to life through the intricate Mischtechnik technique in 2022.

This artwork invites you to a world where the sublime and the infinite converge in a dance of colors and textures. The artist’s skillful use of Mischtechnik, a method combining various painting techniques, including oil, unveils a rich tapestry of emotions and atmospheres. Each brushstroke on the panel contributes to the creation of a scene that transcends time and space, capturing the essence of one fine night in an all-encompassing, infinite embrace.

Allow the interplay of light, shadow, and color to transport you into a realm where imagination knows no bounds. “One Fine Night :: All Infinite” is not merely a painting; it is a portal to a moment frozen in time, yet eternally alive with possibility and beauty. Embrace the magic of this masterpiece, a testament to the artist’s mastery and the boundless potential of artistic expression.

Harmonious Collaborations: A Glimpse into Our Artistic Journey with 5 Points Music Sanctuary

We are thrilled to share the exciting collaborations we’ve had the honor of crafting alongside our friends at 5 Points Music Sanctuary in Roanoke, Virginia. The synergy between music and art has always been a powerful force, and these gig posters stand as vibrant testaments to that creative intersection.

In 2021-2023, we embarked on a journey of artistic expression, working hand in hand with 5 Points to encapsulate the essence of their fantastic events in visual form. Each gig poster is a unique piece, carefully designed to mirror the energy, spirit, and creativity that pulse through the sanctuary’s vibrant music scene.

These artworks not only serve as promotional material but also as vibrant snapshots of the dynamic performances and eclectic events hosted by 5 Points Music Sanctuary. From bold color palettes to intricate details, each poster captures the unique character of the musicians and the atmosphere they bring to the stage.

As the partnership continues to evolve, we invite you to stay tuned for more extraordinary collaborations with 5 Points. The creative journey is ongoing, and we are excited to explore new artistic horizons, translating the magic of live music into visually stunning creations.

Whether you’re a music enthusiast, art lover, or someone who appreciates the fusion of both, these gig posters are a celebration of the harmonious relationship between sound and vision. Join us in reliving the spirit of each event through these carefully crafted visual stories.

Keep an eye out for updates and announcements as we dive into more exciting collaborations with 5 Points Music Sanctuary. The stage is set, the canvas awaits, and the journey continues to unfold. Let the rhythm of creativity and collaboration play on!

Painting :: It Was a Weird Night at Dragon’s Tooth

Embark on a visual odyssey with “It Was a Weird Night at Dragon’s Tooth,” a mesmerizing 36″ x 24″ x 2″ Oil Mischtechnik Painting on Panel, expertly crafted by Brian Christopher Zickafoose and completed in 2022.

This artwork takes you on a mercurial journey inspired by the Appalachian Trail, specifically the enigmatic Dragon’s Tooth Overlook near Roanoke, Virginia. Brian’s creative prowess brings to life a vivid portrayal of the surreal experiences encountered during nocturnal adventures in this mystical setting.

Drawing from profound spiritual encounters along the Appalachian Trail, “It Was a Weird Night at Dragon’s Tooth” is a testament to the artist’s intention—to capture the essence of self-exploration and the profound connection with the Creative Source inherent in the ineffable beauty of nature. Each brushstroke and color palette intricately weaves a narrative that invites viewers to delve into the complexities of the human spirit, mirroring the awe-inspiring intricacies of the natural world.

This captivating piece not only serves as a visual feast but also as a conduit for contemplation on the profound connection between the self and the sublime beauty of nature. Own a piece of this Appalachian-inspired masterpiece, a radiant expression of Brian Zickafoose’s artistic vision and spiritual exploration.

A Visual Symphony: Brian C. Zickafoose’s Artistic Journey with Mountain Music Festival

Since 2018, visionary artist Brian C. Zickafoose has been weaving his artistic magic into the fabric of the Mountain Music Festival at ACE Adventure Resort on the New River Gorge in West Virginia. This annual collaboration has become a cherished tradition, adding a vibrant visual dimension to the festival’s already dynamic atmosphere.

Harmony of Creativity and Nature

Nestled against the stunning backdrop of the New River Gorge, the Mountain Music Festival is a celebration of music, adventure, and the great outdoors. Brian’s collaboration with the festival began as an exploration of the intersection between creativity and nature, reflecting the festival’s core values.

A Tapestry of Festival Art

Each year, Brian unveils a new masterpiece, a visual symphony that captures the spirit and energy of the festival. From vibrant landscapes to psychedelic explorations, his festival art has become an integral part of the Mountain Music Festival experience. The canvas, like the festival itself, transforms into a living, breathing entity that resonates with the rhythm of the music and the pulse of the surroundings.

Immersive Live Art Experience

One of the highlights of this collaboration is the live art experience that Brian brings to the festival grounds. Festival-goers have the unique opportunity to witness the creation of a masterpiece in real-time. The festival becomes a canvas, and Brian, the conductor of colors, orchestrates a visual spectacle that unfolds alongside the live musical performances.

Community and Connection

The collaboration goes beyond the canvas. Brian’s art serves as a focal point for festival-goers, creating a sense of community and connection. It becomes a shared experience, a visual storytelling that encapsulates the memories, music, and magic of the Mountain Music Festival.

The Evolution Continues

As the collaboration enters its fifth year, the evolution of Brian’s festival art continues. Each stroke of the brush, each burst of color, adds a new layer to the ongoing story. It’s a testament to the symbiotic relationship between art and music, nature and creativity.

Join the Visual Journey

Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or a first-timer, Brian C. Zickafoose’s festival art adds an extra layer of wonder to the Mountain Music Festival. Join us on this visual journey, where the New River Gorge becomes a canvas, and the spirit of the festival is etched into every brushstroke.

Stay tuned for updates and glimpses into the artistic process as we embark on another year of creativity, collaboration, and celebration at the Mountain Music Festival with Brian C. Zickafoose. The stage is set, the canvas awaits, and the journey continues to unfold. Let the artistry play on!

Painting :: Adventures on the Appalachian Transformation

January 31, 2022 / Blog, News, Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

Adventures on the Appalachian Transformation – Anthony’s Nose, Cortlandt, New York
36″ x 24″ x 2″ – Oil Mischtechnik Painting on Panel
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2022
This painting was inspired by a popular scenic spot on the Appalachian Trail overlooking the Bear Mountain Bridge on the Hudson River in upstate New York. Every year thousands of pilgrims hike the craggy mountain climb to Anthony’s Nose summit for sprawling, panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. On the upward path, we undergo a purification of spirit as we ascend the heights culminating in our communion with the One.

Prints and Posters Available.

Painting :: A Cougar on McAfee Knob

August 21, 2021 / News, Paintings, Portfolio / 0 Comments

A Cougar on McAfee Knob by Brian C. Zickafoose, 36″ x 24″ on Gessobord Panel, Mischtechnik Oil Painting, 2021.
McAfee Knob is an ancient place of mystery on the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke, Virginia, and this painting is artist, Brian Zickafoose’s homage to McAfee Knob and the beauty of the Blue Ridge.

Posters and prints available.