Posts By: Todd Fendos

Paying Tribute to Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was undoubtedly one of America’s biggest sex symbols in the 50s and 60s, so when I was recently commissioned by a customer to paint her I felt a lot of pressure to get her right. I mean think about it — who doesn’t know the legendary Marilyn Monroe? Marilyn Monroe was working in a… Read more »

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Botero Special Commission

Fernando Botero is a renowned Colombian painter and sculptor know for his volumetric stylization of figures and objects. While his work includes still-lifes and landscapes, he really concentrated on situational portraiture, and all of his paintings and sculptures are united by their proportionally exaggerated, or “fat” figures, as he once referred to them. I was recently commissioned… Read more »

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Church Pew Turns Into Yellow Submarine

I recently was commissioned by a Beatles collector to pay homage to the Beatles Yellow Submarine out of a bench. “What!?!?” That’s what my wife said when I told her about the order. She thought I was crazy for taking on the challenge but I have to say I could envision it from the start… Read more »

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Renoir’s By the Seashore upcycled chair painted by Artist Todd Fendos

This upcycled painted chair pays tribute to Renoir’s “By the Seashore” Impressionist painting. By the Seashore is was completed in 1883 and now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Renoir made a trip to Italy in 1881-82 and was very influenced by Renaissance art. After this trip, he began to explore a new manner of painting, different from impressionism. He… Read more »

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Upcycled chair by artist Todd Fendos Pays Homage to Jimi Hendrix

Although Jimi Hendrix’ mainstream career only spanned really four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of… Read more »

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