'I paint with my boobs!'

Published Wednesday, Feb 19 2014, 20:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Artist Marcey Hawk from California has found success by adding a very personal touch to her work…

All artists have materials that they prefer to use – watercolour paint, charcoal, pencils, acrylic paint – but one lady has brought a whole new meaning to the term "abstract art".

Marcey Hawk, 37, from Los Alamitos in California, USA, decided to do away with more traditional methods when painting her canvas in favour of a more personal touch.

Marcey Hawk, I paint with my boobs

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Marcey uses her boobs to paint

So now, she has shunned her paintbrushes and creates her masterpieces with her favourite assets – her boobs!

Using a mixture of colours, Marcey angles her breasts in different directions to create her eye-catching pieces.

The artist, who has size 30D breasts, has five methods she favours: the whole breast print, nipple print, "just the tip", the "squish and swirl" and her newest method which she calls the "titty twerk".

"My art is meant to be intimate, erotic, explorative and unique with a hint of whimsy – I call it chaotic yet contained abstraction," explains Marcey.

Since creating her first painting in 2006, Marcey has produced thousands of pieces which she sells from her online shop under the nickname 'Boobie Painter'. Some of her unique 'breast' pieces can fetch up to $500 (£300).

Marcey says: "I began painting with my boobs after viewing a performance artist drip paint over her naked body and roll around on a large canvas sheet. For her the art was about public display.

"However, I was intrigued by some of the marks left behind by her painted body. Her performance led me to experiment with my body and my artistic niche was born."

Marcey Hawk, I paint with my boobs

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Marcey's methods include "just the tip"

Marcey donates a portion of all sales to the Susan G Komen Foundation for its fight against breast cancer.

She also creates specially commissioned work in her unique style for many of her celebrity and non-celebrity fans across the world.

"My paintings have been shipped all over – from the UK to Australia and can be found in almost every US state,' says Marcey, whose biggest influences are artists Jackson Pollock and Vincent Van Gogh.

"Some more well-known owners of my work include people such as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, comedian Russell Brand and professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek.

"I like to mix up my styles so my work has more variety. The squish and swirl method is the one I use the most which involves using both breasts, squishing and swirling the paint onto the canvas.

"My newest style which is proving popular is the titty twerk where the canvas is primed in a solid colour and while it's still wet I use just about a quarter of my breast covered in paint and sort of jiggle it around."

While her popularity is soaring, Marcey is going to keep giving it her 'bust' effort.

"I never expected this to be anything other than a fun hobby. It feels so good knowing that people can love and appreciate my unusual art."

By Beth Kavanagh