Art is a pretty nice investment. Not only the increase in value but you get the added value of looking at these decoration in your home. I've listed a few artist who's art work is worth considering. These works are not for sale but I've listed some galleries where they can be purchased.
Painted by Tracy Turner, her style reminds me of Thomas Hart Benton's painting. The flow is free form and is the artist's view of a scene. Painting is really a matter of interpretation. Its not about being like a photo. If you want that then take a picture. Tracy produces a calendar every year and this painting is in the 2015 calendar
Painted by Goli Mahallati. Goli paints with a palette knife to create textured canvases from which abstracts and human forms emerge. She uses rejoicing figures and birds of different colors in her compositions in order to symbolize freedom. Mahallati was raised in Persia and was strongly influenced by the many different cultures surrounding her. She graduated with a Bachelors degree from the University of Tehran in 1977. She left Persia to search for new opportunity, no easy task for a young woman in a country with an ultra-conservative government. Goli settled in Massachusetts where she earned her Masters from AIC ( American International College ) in 1979.
Charging Bull Scuplture, one of a kind circa 1960s. Artist is unknown but this sculpture is proof of the sculptor's talent. Artist had a good sense anatomical structure. Upon viewing the scupture, it appears to be almost in motion. Bronnze finished steel on a stone base. It is nearly 4 feet long by 2 feet high. Last sold for $12,000.00
Painted by Melissa Cole, this is one of my favorite paintings of an octopus, not that many are the subject of paintings. The painting is done as what she refers to as a "puzzle painting", very 3 dimensional. Her style reminds a bit of my own style of painting although they are quite different. It's hard to find a good octopus painting. Octopus are very intelligent and should be painted
Painted by George Hunt in Memphis TN. Shimmy She Wobble is a tribute to Jessie Mae and Otha Turner. Otha the fife player was 94 when he died in 2003. His fife music was featured in the movie Gangs of New York. The artist George Hunt has interesting history. One of his paintings ended up as a US postage stamp. His paintings must be seen in person to appreciate the texture and 3D items which embellish the surface of his paintings. He is often referred to as the Black Picasso. He is a very active artist and his work continues to increase in value.
|Fish Sculpture by Joe Pogan. Joe works with found items like tools. nuts, screws, spoons, forks, padlocks and even pocket watches. He creates fish, birds and other animals by welding these items together. Very creative. The fish picture here is approximately 20 inches long. He will even commission work from items you provide. Go to Joe Pogan|
|Surrealist Jose de la Barra is a fine artist born on 6th August 1956 in Peru. He has created a dream-like world through his expressing the internal and external fantasies of his imagination with his precise talents in painting and drawing. He will ship from Peru. This painting is approximately 26inches by 26 inches. See Jose de la Barra|
|Papier Mache Koi and Trout by Lara Fisher. Picture does not do it justice. They are interior iluminated with a small watt bulb and sets atop a metal pole and base. They also have a dimmer switch. This one has a map design in the body of the fish Artfulhome has more pictures Go Fishing for a Great Light|
The painting "Home" was painted by Artist Kevin Mitchell, I found his work at D'Edge Gallery in Memphis. (This gallery also house many George Hunt works.) This is a large painting at 36"x48". Another work which mush be viewed in person to see all the texture. The nest in this painting has twigs which have a 3D quality, one cool looking painting. Kevin had some other works in this same style at D'Edge.
|Sixteen Inch Square Ceramic Tiles made by Dave Stabley. Dave carves relief in the tile and applies a paint. Tiles have a rather metallic look because of the finish he uses. See Daves Work|
|Fine Mexican Ceramics by Alfonso Castillo. Alphonso has passed away but his family still produces these Day of the Dead sculptures. Some originals signed by are Alfonso are still available, This Butterfly Skull was actually made by and signed by Alphonso Castllio. His family produces many other designs. Google his name for a variety of places to buy. These works are VERY VERY Fragile.|
|Fine Mexican Ceramics by Alfonso Castillo. Alphonso has passed away but his family still produces these Day of the Dead sculptures. Some originals signed by are Alfonso are still available. This skull is very funny with devils drinking tequila and eating water melon. His family produces many other designs. Google his name for a variety of places to buy. These works are VERY VERY Fragile and are easily damaged.|
This lamp by Carl Radke is one fine piece of art glass done in a Tiffany Style iridescent finish. Carl has been honing his craft for over 20 years. You can find his work on several site but his site is the one to see. http://www.phoenixartglass.com/
Papier Mache Birds and Animals by
Judy Whipple. I spotted Judy's work at an outdoor art show in Missouri.
Her work is reasonably price. The day I purchased these two items, a
couple entered her booth and started buying everything in sight. Her work can
be found at greenleafgallery.com
This work is from Karyl Bennett, a Sedona AZ artist. A large work at 32x48", she incorporates a lot of 3d textural dimension to the surround. In the center is a reverse painted plexglass panel. She uses a lot of metallic gold elements which adds to the paintings depth. The plexi and paint are a good match as opposed to reverse painted glass. Karyl's work and the work of some celebrities like Tony Curtis and Lynette Jennings can be found at http://www.goldensteinart.com/
"Kyoto Lantern: Cherry" by David Leppla and Melanie Guernsey-Leppla Very nice graphic piece of art glass. A thick, heavy lamp available at Artful Home Lots of fine original art of all kinds on this site, some one of a kind.
Mosaic Glass Art by "Kate" of Nellysford VA 28"x 30". This is actually an very old window frame with glass in place. It even has the channels on the side for window weight. Glass Mosaic looks like if was glued in place and then grouted to fill the gaps. Kate had 3 or four of these but this one was by far the best in style and design.
|These are 3 acrylic painting create by Groff. I don't have her first name but these painting are over 25 years old. She did many shows in St Louis and the St Charles MO area.|
|The "Blackberry Picker" by artist Steven Gardner. Created in terra cotta, slips and glazes. Sculpture is 25 x 20 x 8 inches in size. It weigh approximately 75-100 pounds due to the sub structure inside the base. Veiw Steve's work.|
Painting on wood by Amy Kidd Gower located in D'Edge Gallery, Memphis 24"x 24". Amy works in many styles.
Leaves suspended Amy Kidd Gower located in D'Edge Gallery, Memphis 24"x 24". Amy works in many styles. This one is leaves which are suspended with a thick clear coat. They accomplish this by pouring the clear compound over the leaves.