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What is it all about?

GIL CROY/Tankerblue 

Art Activist, Creative Artist, Graphic Designer, Painter, Muralist, and Photographer.

I describe myself as a creative vigilante, along with the versatility of my skill set and always loving and living art and design - I have a passion for the creative force that opens the imagination and pushes the boundaries of color, form and composition.


Creating art in everything I do is not just a passion it is a need - using color and form to transform the page, canvas, wall or body into a dazzling display that inspires the imagination and excites the soul, is my hope and dream when I began a project.  My love of vintage 60's and 70's "poster art", the manufactured look of the Pop Art Studios and early 20th century social and war propaganda, can be seen in most all of my works.  Along with graphic visual inspirations, I am drawn to the six colors of the LGBTQ pride flag, they make my artwork jarring almost "gaudy", and at the same time exciting and childlike to most viewers.  "Color and Art are a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" to paraphrase Auntie Mame, but so true it is.


Most of my pieces are customized pieces of art that are a collaboration between myself and the client.  If you are interested in finding out more about having a piece of art created just for you, please contact me by filling out the form and the bottom of this page.  Peace, love and art to you and yours.


I THINK IT PISSES GOD OFF TO WALK BY A FIELD SOMEWHERE AND NOT NOTICE THE COLOR PURPLE!  The Color Purple, Alice Walker