Sometimes, less is more. And other times, more is more. Vincent Cheap may start with a simple drawing or painting, but ends up using “every part of the beast”, (as he puts it) to complete his masterpieces. From acrylics and inks to book pages and modge podge, he combines various materials and subject matters to create his art, and what emerges from the chaos is vibrant and soulful. 

Instagram: @vincentcheap




Denver, Colorado…currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado.


If you could have one super power, what would it be? 

To be able to see into the future.


Weirdest thing in your fridge right now? 

A ten year old photo of a band I was in called the Presidents Wives. Young me was a weirdo. 

Do you feel most creative during the day or at night? 

I almost always work during the quiet very early hours of the morning. The quietness of sunrise, and the yellow glow of the sky inspires me. 


What is the best advice you’ve been given? 

“Go that way really fast. If anything gets in your way….turn!”


What is your earliest memory of discovering art? 

I remember being able to escape through creating art when I was 5 years old.

How would you describe the style of art you create? 

Multimedia. Multimedia. Multimedia! I have used anything and everything available to me to make an image happen.


What type of materials do you work with to create your pieces? 

Most of my work starts around acrylic paint and inks on canvas, but I use house paint, modge podge, and pages from thrown away books. I like to use every part of the beast. So I really use anything I can find.


What does your creative process typically look like? 

My process can be very messy or very organized and neat. Depends how I feel. I always start with a ton of drawings I have done. I then arrange them on the surface. The rest is super top secret. 

Do you have a favorite subject matter to paint? 

It usually changes week to week. Right now I’m really into capturing the silliness of felines. Which is funny because I’ve never owned a cat.


What is the most challenging part of being an artist for you? 

Time is the challenge. I wish I had more time in a day to make more art. It’s hard to leave unfinished ideas in the studio. It keeps me motivated to wake up in the morning to make more. 


How do you hope people interpret your work? 

I always hope my audience sees the conflicts and love of their own lives through my paintings. 

What projects are you working on next?

I am constantly setting goals for myself. There are always projects simmering on the burner. Right now I have commission work that I am trying to finish.


Shameless plugs?

At the moment I have no real bookings, but folks can always see my daily progress on my Instagram @vincentcheap.

I have a website with my twin brother called that carries my work as well as zines we make with our works in it.