Greetings! I am Stu Braks, award-winning artist and drum-maker, located in Cave Creek, Arizona. My artwork originates from interests in drumming, the Old West, and Native American culture. In addition to my original creations, I carry a variety of superb X8 hand drums and percussion instruments. Please explore!
The goal of my portrait paintings is to capture the dignity, character, emotion and spirit of the subjects, and to bring those feelings to the viewer. I strive to create art with the utmost respect and admiration for Native American people and their history.
For these portraits, I use acrylic paints on stretched canvas. Giclee fine art prints are available for immediate shipment. All giclees are the highest quality professional reproductions, signed and numbered, and include a Certificate of Authenticity. (More on giclees here.)
Prints are on hand in a variety of options. Please see the Custom Order page for additional size, mounting and framing options that are available.
My handmade painted hoop drums are primarily intended to be enjoyed as decorative wall art, but they can be played as well.
Each one-of-a-kind piece in the catalog is available for sale on this website. The drums in the Gallery Section are currently on display at Wild Holly Gallery in Carefree, AZ.
My hand-painted StuARTdrums are perfect for that special place on the wall or shelf that calls out for unique round art. Custom hangers and beaters available too.
Custom orders can be created to suit your specific preferences.
Canvas size, handmade or ready-made framing, gallery wrap options are all available.
Drum size and materials, existing designs or your own concept can be used on custom hoop drums.
StuARTdrums is an authorized dealer for X8 Drums and Percussion.
I carry a selection of high quality, beautifully artistic djembe hand drums, suitable for a range of levels, from the beginner to the serious percussionist.
Many customers purchase these drums purely as works of art for the home. Whatever the purpose, these drums look, sound and feel great!
From the rainstick to the didgeridoo, this assortment of diverse instruments will add variety to your percussion ensemble.
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