Ryan Paul Simmons is an abstract and pop artist out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His 17 1/2 year career as an abstract artist gained national momentum when he switched to pop art and started the ‘Barock The Vote' campaign. Rallying for Barack Obama alongside such celebrities as Matt Damon, Spike Lee, and Samuel Jackson, Ryan showcased a 8'x7' pop art painting of the president-elect, which he developed on the road as he toured around the country. While Ryan has become recognized for his Andy Warhol style of pop art, his abstract artwork can be found in galleries in New York, L.A., and Chicago. Last year his work was featured in Art Basel along with Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, and Hunt Slonem and was then commissioned to paint an 8'x8' pop art painting of a young Hugh Hefner live during the Playboy New Years Eve Party. Most recently, the Artist has teamed up with The White Ribbon Alliance to raise funds and awareness for the organization. A beautiful piece titled 'Mother Earth' was auctioned off on Charity Buzz as well as a custom piece to the highest bidder.