I’ve been an Elvis fan my whole life. Just the idea that I became the first official artist for EPE and Graceland back in 2003 still amazes me. That is an honor I carry every day and I owe it all to his fans.
Elvis has been an inspiration to me in my life as well as my art. I don’t think there is a day that goes by where I don’t think about or get inspired by something he did or said.
I love drawing him. I try to bring freshness to his image that keeps him relevant to new, younger fans while being a special treat for people like me, who have known him for years. You can’t get too much Elvis.
As Elvis Week draws near, I get really charged up. This year, for the first time, there is an actual gallery of my work at the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex. Here there are paintings and merchandise with my work available for all collectors and fans. I love being able to share my work and talk with all of my “Elvis family and friends.
Can’t wait to see you all during Elvis Week. Peace. Love. TCB. -Joe
Originally published as a Guest Blog at www.graceland.com HERE