But when I visited him in the smoky room that he works out of in a smoky recording studio in South Nashville, he was gracious as always, and it soon became apparent that it's impossible to speak about his career as an artist without referencing his career as a musician, if only because he hasn't been able to paint much lately because he's been on tour. And the latest Lambchop record, Mr. M, features one of Kurt's "Beautillion Militaire" paintings is on its cover. Clearly Kurt doesn't have the same difficulty unifying his creative talents that I do.
Some images of his workspace are below. A lot of the Xeroxes and ephemera that he works from became paintings in his most recent art exhibition at Zeitgeist (read two articles I wrote on that show here and here). Kurt says he'll be spending the majority of the summer on his art, and I've already planned another visit to his studio at the end of the season to check in on his progress. Stay tuned.