I stood there admiring his paintings and then when he paused I quickly grabbed the chance to ask him his name and about his technique. His name is Makoto Endo and he was born in Niigata, Japan.
He worked as a graphic designer at an advertising agency in Tokyo and eventually moved to New York. He not only paints motorcycles but also enjoys long rides on his motorcycle.
1947 Harley-Davidson knucklehead
1975 Ducati 900SS
Makoto paints with the canvas on the floor with a blanket to cushion his knees and pairs of chopsticks. He splatters, sprinkles, drips and spreads paint on the canvas using various chopsticks and the result is amazing artwork.
1972 Kawasaki Z1
Want your motorcycle painted? Makoto will paint it for you for between $1,500 to $2,500, all he needs is a photo and about a week.
Kenny Roberts 1981 Yamaha YZR500