Zach and I would like to thank everyone who submitted their work for consideration. We know it’s hard to put yourself out there, only to have others judge your craft. The task of eliminating some was very stressful, as all of the submissions were top notch. You’re all winners in our book and we appreciate your time and talent.
Without further ado, here is your Top 5.
Josh Scott - Old School Helmets & Custom Paint
Location of shop: Dublin, OhighO
Years painting: 7
I am a self taught painter and a one man shop working almost exclusively with House of Kolor and 1 Shot paints. I offer pinstriping, gold leaf, lettering, illustration, flake and candy paint, and clean or distressed finishes. I have painted for a living for the past 4 years. I strive for perfection on all of my jobs whether they are big or small and consider myself very lucky to be able to do this for a living. Thanks!
Instagram name: @oldschoolhelmets
Shawn Long - Imperial House
Location of shop: Sparta, IL
Years painting: 8-ish
Hello, my name is Shawn Long, and my company is Imperial House. The reason I chose the name Imperial House, was to insure that the name had the depth to represent any path I chose to take it. Being an artist, I enjoy all facets of creating, and strive to challenge myself with each new project. Helping customers bring their ideas to reality, is very gratifying. What started as a freehand pinstriping adventure, has now grown to a full scale paint and fabrication shop. I've had people ask me how many people work at Imperial House, and my answer is always the same; it's just me, trying to do some cool shit while on this journey called life. Located in Southern Illinois, I strive to create one-off originals, whether it be on canvas, a gas tank or helmet, or even in the form of a ground up motorcycle build. My goal for Imperial House is to continue to specialize in traditional paint and styling, while not getting smothered by trends. Hope you enjoy.
Instagram name: @imperialhouse71
Casey Walkwitz - Half Case Kustoms
Location of shop: Springfield, MA
Years painting: 10 years airbrushing
Half Case Kustoms aspires to be a little different. We specialize in custom artwork on just about anything, but our passion lies with garage built chops, hot rods, and lowbrow art. Up until recently all of our work has been done using airbrushes but paint medium crossing over from the graffiti art scene has influenced a new style and flair in our artwork.
Facebook Half Case Kustoms
Spencer Getty - SpaGettys Garage Co.
Location of shop: San Fernando Valley, CA.
Years painting: 10 years.
At SpaGettys garage we offer custom paint, custom metal fabrication, and complete custom motorcycle builds. We also have a partnering shop Burbank Moto, where we have a showroom / retail store and offer service work, smiles and a place to hang out.
Instagram : @spagettys_garage_co
Casey Johnson - Headcase Kustom Art
Location of shop: Azusa, Ca
Years painting: 8 years.
I have been painting for about 8 years and operating HKA for 3 years. I offer a custom one off paint job with a 70's/ lowrider feel and 100% show quality whether it's going crazy or restoration paint. This is how I support my family so I take what I do very seriously and with a lot of pride. I've spent many years paying my dues and have worked for some of the best in the biz! This is not my hobby and with that comes professionalism unmatched by the hobbiest painter.
Please take a moment and cast your vote here. We will not be counting likes from any other social media sites. Voting will close March 28th and we'll announce the winner March 31st in the Art and Fuel thread.
Best of luck to all involved.