The Big Hominid is an internet friend of mine. I found him online as we were both (I still am) Korea-bloggers. He works in education for money but also tries his hand at a variety of art-forms. At his blog,you can find his series of '100-below' - stories of less than one hundred words. You can also find calligraphy he has worked on and I think he has a Cafe-press account for his art.
He has just attempted a new form, oil painting. Learn about the making of Maqz and Satan: Part 1&2, 3, 4.
I wouldn't know if the painting shows signs of anything, but I do admire his willingness to try new things.
Some Big Hominid mugs from Cafe-press: