Normally we present #FanArtFriday posts that have been sent in to us. However this week, we have chased down one of our favourite artists who really has a thing for lions…like us! (There is a lion hidden in every piece!) Meet Nick Simon, a Southern California artist also known as CANTSTOPGOODBOY. His mother, who was a professional art restorer, introduced Nick to the world of art at an early age. However in high school, a short-sighted art teacher discouraged CANTSTOPGOODBOY resulting in a four-year break. With no formal training, he rediscovered his love for art during his freshman year of college where he became inspired both by the prominence of street art and by an art professor who quickly recognized his abilities. It only took one semester for CANTSTOPGOODBOY to realize that creating art, and not academics, was his true passion. And it’s not just his passion! Collaborations with companies such as Sony, Warner Bros., Serj Tankian, Atlantic Records, Coachella Music Festival, Absolut Vodka, Converse, TOMS Shoes, Sol Republic, the Audience, eOne Entertainment and American Idol to name a few, show that you clearly CANTSTOPGOODBOY!
This particular piece is done in acrylic and diamond dust. If you like really bad puns and great art, you can see more of CSGB’s work on facebook and instagram at @CANTSTOPGOODBOY or on his website www.cantstopgoodboy.com
Thanks Nick, for letting us share your incredible work with some real lion lovers!
If you’d like to see your work featured on our pages, just send it in a private message to our facebook page.