Jesse Barnes, renowned as "The Light Painter," has commemorated the 500th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree. "The Spirit of Christmas" portrays the tradition of the decorated tree as an iconic, yet beautiful symbol of Christmas. The tradition of decorating Christmas trees has been around since 1510 and has grown vastly more popular in the last 500 years.
"We are proud," said Jack Scharr of Fine Art Ltd., "to be working with Jesse Barnes on this special commemorative, limited edition. Especially since it brings Jesse back again to the holiday theme that launched his incredible career in 1983 with the release of his very first edition entitled", "Night Before Christmas".
"The Spirit of Christmas" is considered to be once of Jesses best paintings celebrating the 500th anniversary of the decorated Christmas tree. This is a great addition to any collection and has been kept to a limited amount printed. These prints make great holiday gifts and bring light into any room.
Internationally known among commercial-art enthusiasts for his pop-inspired faunal and floral imagery,Yamagatais best known in theU.S.as the poster designer for the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Committees. He's also designed commemorative works for the Air and Space Bicentennial, the U.S. Constitution's Bicentennial, the Centennial Celebration of theEiffelTower, the Bicentennial of the French Revolution - and painted Ronald Reagan's presidential portrait. I n 1988, Hiro was commissioned by President Ronald Reagan to do a painting as part of the one hundred year anniversary celebration of the Statue of Liberty.
Hiro Yamagata was born inShiga,Japanon June 30, 1948. He was first interested in painting in elementary school and took a special art class every day after school and through high school with his art teacher, a Japanese-style painter. After his graduation, he went toTokyoand had part-time jobs in the advertisement field, where his talent was recognized. In 1972, Hiro began attending L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts inParisand began to live his life through painting.
Yamagataescaped toParisin his early 20's, and met such persons as John Cage and more notably Allen Ginsberg. He also painted sets for Peter Brook. At the time, Hiro was perfecting a cartoony illustrative painting style that was not particularly Japanese. The...
Artist and Designer: Shan Gray
A tribute to the courage and strength of the people of the United States of America. Representing the Vision and Unity needed to form this great Nation.
The Indian Brave and the Bald Eagle represent the character, strength, courage and resolve we use to triumph over the challenges faced as a Nation.
The Indian – The First American and The Eagle – Our Freedom , Chosen as our national emblem in 1782-The Bald Eagle displayed as a symbol of power witharrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other talon
Shan Gray, Osage Indian from Edmond Oklahoma began his career as a commercial artist. In 1986 Gray started to focus his art career towards sculpting professionally and since has been recognized nationally for his artistic style and talent. Specializing in sculpting the human form, Gray has built a noteworthy reputation for capturing details that bring the bronze sculpture to life.
Among some of his sculptures have been an...
Bart Forbes’ career as a painter spans over thirty years as an illustrator and fine artist. Though most well known for his golf landscapes and sports illustrations, Forbes has recently begun painting for himself. His still-life paintings as well as his Scottish landscapes reflect a much more personal viewpoint and have allowed him more freedom to explore his own vision. Through his still life and landscape paintings, he has found an opportunity to explore both texture and light in new ways. Created in oils, his paintings are done in glazes—layering simple, familiar subject matter over abstract textural patterns. The result is one of subtle color and depth that involve the viewer on many different levels.
Born in Oklahoma, Forbes graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1961. After a stint in the Army, he began his art career by attending the Art Center School in Los Angeles, California. Since that time, his work has not only appeared in a collection of the more popular magazines, but has garnered commercial clients that include Georgia Pacific, General Electric, Eastman Kodak, Exxon, Pepsi Cola, Miller Brewing, RCA, and NBC. He has also designed more than 20 commemorative postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service.
From the beginning, Forbes' strong interest in the world of sport has allowed him to be recognized as one of the leading sport artists of his day. An avid golfer, he has covered many PGA golf tournaments, including Pebble Beach, The...