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The Rock-itt : January 2012
Last month we started a brand new series featuring Art. Robert Florczak, a Californian based artist, Musician, Singer/Songwriter and Author, had given me permission to show his marvellous pieces of art in a series in our monthly Rock-itt magazine. I personally found his art creations of immense interest and beauty, and thought you would like to enjoy what Robert has produced over the artistic period of his life. Though Robert began his career in New York, he later moved to Los Angeles where he continued with both his art and his music. Often the two careers would cross paths, resulting in experiences connecting both fields. Now we are proud to exhibit Part 2 of the marvellous art works of Robert Florczak......... Pete Johnson. 1984 (Oil on panel): The company who produced Michael Jackson's merchandise wanted to thank him for his association with them by presenting him with a portrait. After the presentation, Robert was told by his secretary he enjoyed the painting so much he hung it in his bedroom. 1986 (Graphite on paper): During Robert’s recording years he befriended a number of interesting people. One who became quite close was Nino Tempo, who, with his sister, April Stevens, won the Grammy for best record of the year in 1963. Nino posed for a number of Robert’s drawings and paintings but for this illustration for a computer ad he posed for four of the six characters! 1985 (Oil on panel): This painting was commissioned by Warner Bros. for the cover of a Dio album. The album's artist, the late Ronnie James Dio, dropped by Robert’s studio a few times while he was creating the painting. For someone with such a hard rock image, Robert found him to be a sweet guy, who admitted to a great passion for The Beatles, something he and Robert shared and enjoyed discussing.