Once again feeling grateful for the Sunkist Growers, Inc. work! It was great fun to see all of their unique images from crate labels. We are still having fun with it. Here is our new Facebook cover photo.
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Abstract yet representational, graphic though fully rendered, a traditional but thoroughly modern painting only begins to describe "Eternal Triangle." The kaleidoscope of color that illuminates the skyline behind the triad of tipis is yet another distinctive characteristic of this powerful landscape from Tom Gilleon. Our giant MuseumEdition™ Canvas at 74"w x 42"h is a Western tour de force for large spaces that demand a signature work. Learn more... Wing Gallery is your Authorized Greenwich Workshop Dealer since 1975
About R. Tom Gilleon
“Looking back, I was probably most influenced by the old era art directors and illustrators who had the amazing ability to quickly and simply tell a story or convey a feeling with their artwork. I believe that this simplicity and strength is the key to fine art. Light, color, value, composition and line are paramount in importance.” – R. Tom Gilleon
R. Tom Gilleon’s art is hard to pigeonhole. His interpretations of the American West are genuine and unique. His representations of native teepees are archetypal and primitive in their basic forms yet they are remarkably contemporary in composition with a sprinkling of personal symbols and humor. Gilleon’s work is coveted by collectors, increasingly finding homes in prominent museums and auctions such as the Coeur d’Alene.
Gilleon was born in 1942 and raised in Florida by his grandparents in the tiny outpost of Starke, near Jacksonville and the storied banks of the Suwannee River. His grandfather had immigrated to the United States from Scotland and became a renowned cabinetmaker. His grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee.
Gilleon earned a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Florida where he took courses in architecture. He served in the Navy in the early 1960s and then worked as an illustrator for NASA’s Apollo space program. Eventually, he went solo as a freelance illustrator based in Orlando and was hired by The Walt Disney Corporation to deliver conceptual sketches and designs for its Disney World theme park. Later, he moved to California to work at Disney’s Imagineering studio which designed Epcot Center and then Gilleon assisted in the planning of Disneyland Tokyo, Disneyland Hong Kong and Disneyland Paris.
The American West left a mesmerizing impact on him as an artist. Gilleon and his wife first built a home along the Dearborn River in Montana, and later purchased a ranch near Great Falls not far from the legendary Old North Trail where native peoples traveled millennia ago from the Arctic to the desert Southwest. Here Gilleon found clusters of teepee rings from encampments which inspire him to contemplate how the camps might have looked centuries ago.
A dead-line is a dead-line, especially for a company for whom I have done framing for well over 20 years. It was wonderful to frame these iconic, handsome, and in many cases quite beautiful pieces of art. They harken back an era of incredible self-reliance, creativity and commerce. And, just plain hard work.
Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about emotionally confused suburban, middle-classteenagers. Directed by Nicholas Ray, it offered both social commentary and an alternative to previous films depicting delinquents in urbanslum environments. Over the years, the film has achieved landmark status for the acting of cultural icon James Dean, fresh from his Academy Award nominated role in East of Eden and who died before the film's release, in his most celebrated role. This was the only film during Dean's lifetime in which he received top billing. In 1990, Rebel Without a Cause was added to the preserved films of the United States Library of Congress's National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant".
The story of a rebellious teenager who arrives at a new high school, meets a girl, disobeys his parents, and defies the local school bullies was a groundbreaking attempt to portray the moral decay of American youth, critique parental style, and explore the differences and conflicts between generations. The title was adopted from psychiatrist Robert M. Lindner's 1944 book, Rebel Without a Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath. The film itself, however, does not reference Lindner's book in any way. Warner Bros. released the film on October 27, 1955, less than one month after Dean's fatal car crash.
This is an acrylic case made for a customer who travels a lot!
These ceramic Dutch houses are presented to passengers of
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines.
Each house is numbered and corresponds to an actual house on the canals
in Holland. These Delft Blue miniature traditional Dutch house are filled with Dutch gin.
The blue sky and white clouds are painted on the reverse of the acrylic background before the shelves are "welded" to the face and the top , bottom and sides are enclosed. A full cover of acrylic is attached to the face to protect the contents.
An art director and friend has had me frame his valuable vintage post-card collection over many years. They are hanging in his beautiful study. This collection spans time from the early 1800s through the 1940s. All of these pieces are in mint condition and the framing I do preserves them while they are able to be viewed and enjoyed.
Letting 2 strangers into the house was a big mistake. I was told everything I wanted to hear, you know, stuff about respecting the property of others, obeying house rules, keeping their paws off of what didn't belong to them, etc. Their unwitting accomplice I cannot blame. Always one to "get up for anything", I know this person's intentions were pure. So take a look at these "before and after" pictures but don't tell me that after hours of sticking my fingers together this irreplaceable rice wine
How about a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge around lunch time? My customer, although doing wonderful work in her office on the West Edge of the continent, can just imagine turning away from her computer, grabbing her sun glasses and stepping out through this inviting six and a half foot wide mural. The angle of the walkway was photographed perfectly, at a perfectly inviting angle.
So, this is a wonderful and large poster, right? My customer wants it done right....is there any other way? It's huge so Plexiglas is essential. Because it's huge, a sturdy moulding is required. A mat would be good and serve to elevate this piece to more of a fine art presentation but several of these pieces will be framed and cost is somewhat of a consideration, a pretty common concern these days. How would you like to see this piece framed?
and summer are great times of the year for me. After tax time my
customers seem more inclined to spruce things up a bit! Maybe they want to
frame new art or re-hang old art or, in this case, keep their company's images
Inspired by the world's myths, fables and tales of imagination, James C. Christensen wants his work to add up to more than a beautiful - if sometimes "curious" looking work of art. Having taught art professionally for over 20 years, he likes to think of the world as his classroom. His hope is that through whatever he creates-be it a porcelain, fine art print or book-he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. He believes that teaching people to use their imagination helps us find solutions to sooth the stresses of everyday life-or get a little lift to help us keep going. In short: all things are possible when you share Christensen's philosophy that "Believing is Seeing."
This new James C. Christensen limited edition print,
"FISH WITH TOUCAN MASK"
will be released soon!
The edition size and price have not been determined.