This upcycled painted chair pays tribute to Renoir’s “By the Seashore” Impressionist painting. I love the idea of the young woman’s posture by off to the side. It makes for a striking image. Thanks, as always, for supporting artists.
This very special order was a birthday present, from mother to daughter. While an ocean may separate them, Mom will always be by her daughter’s side.
Are you experienced enough to enjoy Jimi in a Purple Haze? Enjoy the site of psychedelic Jimi playing in your own home. This custom order was combined with Elvis, John Lennon and Prince to form one of Rock’s greatest bands to never play.
While Clint Eastwood refused to work together in a movie, who says that they can’t get together over a friendly game of high-stakes poker? This custom order does just that. Set in 1865, this table and chair set comes complete, including the players using Confederate bills. This was a great addition to a rec room.
Once again, thanks to a client for a special order. This is a chair I’ve thought of creating, but never pursued. This painted chair pays tribute to Klimt’s Portrait Of Adele Bloch Bauer I by artist Todd Fendos. The realist work of art is painted with acrylic in blended gold, blues, reds and tones of skin. The backside of the chair has also been painted in Klimt’s style. The chair has three layers of polyurethane so that it can be used as a functional piece of furniture.
I love getting special requests and as a huge music fan, I had a great time this past Christmas season creating this upcycled chair depicting musician Neil Young playing his famous electric guitar.
While most people know Neil Young for his 1989 single “Rockin’ in a Free World” and tons of other hits, not everyone is aware that he co-founded Farm Aid in 1985. He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: first in 1995 for his solo work and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield.
I think Neil Young is an amazing artist and, I’m honored I got the chance to do this tribute of him.
I’ve been really fortunate to get my work into a great new store in Milwaukee called ReSource. Located at 5422 W. Vliet Street, the shop features all upcycled or environmentally responsible items from jewelry created out of bottles found on the Las Vegas Strip to a couple of my Picasso inspired chairs. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The store was recently written up in the Journal Sentinel and one of my chairs was featured: http://www.jsonline.com/features/multimedia/photos/find-funky-gift-ideas-at-resource-b99406848z1-286245991.html
This spring, I had a customer who reached out to me wanting four Picasso chairs for her dining room. When I mentioned this to my wife, Heidi, she thought it sounded like a great idea. For years our dining room was filled with five Modigliani chairs. In fact, Heidi who works out of our house used to laugh and call these chairs her co-workers.
However, when Heidi and I got to talking about this commission, she pointed out that decorators are starting to use more patterns and vivid colors, and that the Picasso style chairs would make a nice contemporary update for our dining room.
So I went outside, fired up my saw and got to work. We now are the proud owners of five new Todd Fendos chairs LOL! Our dining room now features my interpretation of Picasso’s Femme Assise Dans chair, Woman in Blue chair, Femme au Jardin chair, Tete D’une Femme Lisant chair, and Femme au Beret Rouge chair.
I have to say the room’s transformation is striking and we love it. Do you own a Fendos chair? If you do, send me a picture of it in your home or office so we can highlight it on my blog.
Take care and enjoy all that life brings your way.