I have a fabulous, long time collector...Larry, who I've also become friends with over the years. He is an amazing stained glass artist, and I'm beyond honored to have one of his pieces of art recreated from one of my paintings that he purchased. He consistently collects new art and recently purchased the painting "Land of Wonder" when I was having my moving sale. Well, he had also seen my coloring pages, and thought how cool it would be to have a mural sized coloring page with hints of color handpainted by me...I was down for the challenge! I actually started my professional artist career painting murals in the Orlando, FL area, so I was looking forward to revisiting mural size painting.
Larry ended up choosing the coloring page (above) that the original painting "Land of Wonder", was created from, and I also gave him the original drawing itself, so he has a triad of original coordinating art that no one else has.
Larry and I worked together with one of my licensing partners Murals Your Way - you can purchase some of my art as murals from them, link here - to create the perfect black and white reproduction of the original drawing on three canvas panels totaling 9'x8'. The challenge for me was that I didn't have any table space this large, so I had to lay it out on my studio floor, which required moving everything out of the way and practicing my contortionist skills, haha!!
And the final results as shown in Larry's home! This was such a fun and different project for me; I love when my collectors come up with new ideas to challenge me as an artist, and this was one! Larry is the only person on the planet who has a mural like this. So proud to continue to have him as one of my best collector's and inspiring me to always step outside of my comfort zone with my art, thank you Larry!
Larry's description of the art in his home ~ "This canvas art piece draws the viewer into an eclectic mix of whimsy among a wood & glass framework at this, The MoonShadow House. Gotta Love It !!!!"
I wanted to share this photo I received from one of my collectors who purchased my art on metal from my licensing partner All My Walls. What's really cool, and unique, about the way they do their metal prints is that they actually hand sand each piece, and that's what creates the amazing looking rays shooting out from the sun/moon orb in this print of "Aqua Burn"...isn't it stunning?!!
You can see all of these designs & many others they have available on metal art at www.allmywalls.com
I just finished up my latest PoP Art style abstract painting "Illusionary"©, created on a 36"x36" gallery wrapped Genie Canvas. I love these colors and working in this style is always an adventure, I never know what I will end up putting on the canvas, as I'm sketching out the idea to putting on the last stroke of paint, it all just seems to fall into place until I feel the exact moment when the painting is done. It keeps it interesting for sure!
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Starting my New Year off right with a new painting on the easel, a 72"x36" abstract PoP Art Style in shades of blue, brown and gray. One of my goals for this year is to create more of these PoP Art Abstract paintings, they are a lot of fun to paint and are perfect for just about any home decor or corporate themed interiors.
This painting is on a 72"x36" Genie Canvas, one of the last few blank one's I have left...but luckily I have several more on the way, including a massive 60"x96" canvas, yikes!!
What are some of your goals for 2016?
I'ts been a busy weekend here at MADART Studios hanging art at two new location in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The first location that is now carrying original MADART paintings is the fabulous, and delicious, Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille at the New Smyrna Marina. When you first walk in the door you are greeted with my tropical artwork front and center, they look fabulous and are the perfect compliment to the tropical oasis setting at Outriggers. And the food is sooooo good, I've eaten there numerous times and everything is amazing! If you like seafood be sure to try what ever freshly caught fish they have on the menu, you won't be disappointed :)
The other location now displaying one of my paintings is the brand new, state of the art, New Smyrna Chevy Dealer. My painting "Fire and Ice"© fits so perfectly in with the crisp white of the space and their blue logo, it really ties in amazingly well and adds some great color and shows what a difference art can make in a space. And it was only fitting to transport the painting to the dealership in our corvette of course; had to represent Chevy, hehe :) Everyone that works at New Smyrna Chevy is fabulous, the customer service is great and highly recommend them for your next vehicle.
So, if you are in the New Smyrna Beach area and would like to see some of my art in person be sure to visit Outriggers and New Smyrna Chevy!!