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Incubus Star Brandon Boyd Is Also a Legit Artist

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Diehards of aughts rock sensation Incubus — or let's be honest, those of us who became a fan just for lead singer Brandon's beautiful face — have known for some time that the band's frontman is artistically inclined (the sensitive lyrics, the artsy tattoos, etc).

But perhaps not everyone is aware that Boyd's visual art accomplishments have resulted in the publication of several art books and inclusion in events like Miami's Art Basel and LACMA's art walk. But after Wednesday night's "Men in the Arts" event at The Art of Elysium's Los Angeles salon, we've got a feeling more people will be start to see the long-haired heartthrob's talents outside the music world (though don't give up hope on a new Incubus record — the gang has stayed tight throughout its members's  independent endeavors).

Boyd's expressive "Heart of Gold" watercolor painting series was the focus of last night's private event, which also included an artist talk with author/critic Shana Nys Dambrot, music by Alicia Witt and a whisky tasting courtesy of The Macallan. The super intimate affair was also attended by guests like We the Kings singer Travis Clark, actress Floriana Lima, and — adorably — Brandon's parents. Tons of talent and he's tight with his parents? 15 years later, this dude still has us swooning.