Subject Tags: face, costume, art, portrait, performer, person, mask, traditional, makeup, party, comedian, decoration, entertainer, colorful, carnival, celebration, fashion, festival, black, entertainment, big, large, andy warhol, andy, orange and blue, pink, blue and pink, blues, blue, blue and orange, oranges and reds, orange, elvis plesley, elvis art, elvis presley, elvis, popart, pop art, pop
Size: 30"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
What fun! I had a blast painting in an Andy Warhol, pop art style. Adhering to the use of a pop icon, Elvis, I used big bold complementary colors. Using hearts and a background that vibrates, follows the over-the-top adoration of the "King". This is a large statement piece that commands attention.
Oil and Acrylic on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. Edges are painted and may be hung straight out of the box or framed.
Art and creativity has always been part of who I am, but I only really started to focus on painting full time at the age of 50, following a long and successful career in advertising. As an artist, I love working in many different styles and exploring a wide range of subject matters. The beauty of online galleries lies in their eclectic art collections, and without the pressure of brick and mortar galleries dictating what I paint, I am free to paint whatever inspires me. Painting for me is an experience of falling headlong into inspiration. An image I come across will stick in my head and refuse to leave until it finds its way onto the canvas. My work is visually diverse, and there are very few painting styles that don’t inspire me in someway or another. My paintings range from abstract and cubist, to impressionistic and realistic. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by quirky and retro TV shows to tell a story through my paintings. The lighting and cinematography of these shows inspire me to paint dramatic moments in time, and I create unique, intriguing characters that are open to interpretation.