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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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Cheers to This Bar Stool Special Request

I recently had a potential customer reach out to me telling me that he loved my chairs and asking me if I would paint him some special bar stools. I said sure and asked him to send me the chairs. When they arrived I was shocked at how large and heavy they were. They were… Read more »

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Looking to Host a Painting Party? Let’s Talk!

I had a pretty rough childhood. I grew up in poverty with a very difficult dad. So I often found myself trying to escape from the stress of daily life by pulling out my paints and painting my little army figurines with toothpicks. Fast forward to my young adult years, and as I was trying… Read more »

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg #RBG Chair Makes Great Grad Gift

What do you get for the most politically savy, independent thinking, strong young adults you know who is graduating? Why isn’t it obvious? A custom, handpainted chair of Ruth Bader Ginsburg –  none other than the Notorious #RGB – complete with her dissent collar and green earrings. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the U.S…. Read more »

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Salvador Dali Commission Leaves Me Perplexed

When I got the call inquiring about a Salvador Dali tribute I have to say I was excited. Dali, who died in 1989 was very well recognized surrealist who was born in Figueres, Catalonia Spain. His work was truly one of a kind, and he was actually a skilled draftsman but he is better known… 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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