There is nothing new about artists taking inspiration from other created works, but there is something here worth discussing. People tend to connect with landscape or cityscape paintings of places they have seen before and that is part of the beauty in them. A painting of the Streets of Charleston is going to connect with me in a way that it cannot connect with someone who has never been there.
Finding Marion Pecks work on the web was a wonderful surprise!
Oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches
This painting was commissioned by the Wall Street Journal for their special Inauguration edition. Barber is known for his amazing tattooed portraits and you can checkout his site for those.
artist & website: Shawn Barber – http://www.sdbarber.com/
oil on panel 45″x35″
artist & website: Robert Horvath – http://www.robert-horvath.com