Speed Painter Makes Painting in Minute and a Half

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If you have a minute and a half, you should check out this video of artist D. Westry speed painting. As part of the Anderson Cooper talent show, he completed a painting in 90 seconds and the video of him doing so is now going viral. A pioneer in the speed painting movement, D. Westry paints patriotic, celebrity portraits, custom images, themes and corporate brands live in front of audiences. Most of his paintings take 4-6 minutes while a musical composition is played in the background.

Westry began his art in the 1970’s as a child prodigy and continued developing his work through the 80’s and 90’s. He won many awards with his performances and became most well known for his “upside down” painting technique, which is featured in this video on Anderson Cooper. To learn more of the speed painter D. Westry, check out his website here.

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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