I painted this work in honor of Arlen Ness and in celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the business, Arlen Ness Motorcycles.
Arlen was the King of Custom motorcycle builders and he inspired so many including myself. A talented, humble, and kind gentleman, Cory, Arlen’s son is much the same way and is taking the company forward.
For the painting, I used gold leaf for the Ness 50th logo. Arlen is sitting on his famous bike, the Untouchable, and although Arlen passed just before they were to celebrate 50years, I painted him with the logo on his shirt as if he physically was there…we know he was there in spirit!
I caught up with Cory at the 2021 Sturgis Rally and presented him with the painting. It was great talking with Cory and I am glad to see the future of the company in such good hands.