Kiss Guitarist Paul Stanley is raking it in as an artist, according to the Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Stanley, 58 years old, started selling his colorful abstract paintings at the Wentworth Gallery a few years ago. Last year, he garnered more than $3 million in sales. He has two new gallery shows opening in Florida this weekend.
When Mr. Stanley picked up the paint brush about 10 years ago, he never thought anyone would see his work, he said. He got into painting because he found it to be cathartic, a way to express emotion. “I really just felt I needed another creative outlet,” he says.
In 2005, a friend in Hawaii encouraged him to put on a gallery show there, and he agreed. “I was speechless that it was a success and that people wanted to take the pieces home,” he says.
Mr. Stanley’s paintings are vibrant, colorful, acrylic-on-canvas creations, often featuring abstract patterns and geometric shapes. He describes his work as “kind of a giant stream of consciousness where I use color and texture instead of words.”
A Rocker’s Artistic Side (Wall Street Journal)