Massey's extraordinary technical proficiency heightens the unusual combination of imagery in his work. His style combines elements of low brow, irreverent postmodernism, pop and absurdist.; Massey unexpectedly groups pop culture characters - past and present - from film, animation and fine art, Betty Boop, John Travolta and Jeff Koons in the work Susan with Popcorn Premiums for example.; His work is appreciated and included in the collections of entertainment notables as well as British royalty.; Born in 1938, Massey was orphaned as a youngster and subsequently lived in the city-run orphan facility. At 18, he graduated from the Wilbur Wright Vocational School and then joined the U.S. Navy. During his tour of duty, he completed correspondence courses; his depth of studies plus technical proficiency led to a dedicated career as a fine artist, with intermittent work in commercial art. He has exhibited nationally since 1961.