Bradford Johnson's paintings are beautiful pieces that recycle images taken from old photographs and negatives to tell fascinating interwoven stories through multiple layers (sometimes up to 30!) of paint and varnish.
A quick click through his site gives you a glimpse at the crazy subject matter Bradford covers in his work: failed adventures to the North Pole, missionaries being slain in the deep jungle, helicopter rescues at sea, surface to air missiles, etc...
Oh yeah, and i almost forgot: sleds that you can ride on as they are pulled across the ocean floor.
One last thing, we think Bradford's work is way underpriced. I'd suggest grabbing something of his for your collection before the prices skyrocket. If you do, try to get on the phone with him and have him talk you through the backstories behind his work - you won't be sorry.