About a year ago, Laguna Beach artist David Palmer wanted to commemorate John Lennon 30 years after his death by creating a unique and edgy work of art. The result was a portrait of Lennon painted on a panel of bullet casings, transforming the medium of his death into a work of art. David Palmer, who is not a fan of guns, intends neither to glorify nor criticize gun use and ownership, but merely to point out its significance in culture and society. He feels that Lennon would appreciate the concept, having been an artist himself and no stranger to controversy. Having developed and perfected the technique of bullet paintings, Palmer continued with his “Fallen Heroes” series, commemorating such notables as Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Tupac Shakur. Adapting his theme a little to include icons of gun culture and not just those who have met their demise by their use, Palmer just released “The Duke”, honoring western and war film icon John Wayne. It is notable, however, that during the 50’s, Joseph Stalin ordered Wayne’s assasination because of his frequently-espoused anti-communist politics.
We received several new paintings this month from Aaron Coleman, including this one, “Stratification of the River” (30 x 84 inches). Coleman’s non-representational paintings are created by a process of alternating layers of clear resin and paint, using special techniques of “controlled chaos” to form patterns that are organic, geologic or even cosmic. Coleman’s paintings…
Dave was recently featured in the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot. You can read the article here. He has also been picked up by various news outlets, including a few in the UK including the Metro and Daily Mail.
Martin Beaupre is visiting from Quebec, Canada and he will be attending an exhibit of his most recent paintings. Martin will also be demonstrating his intuitive painting technique at 7:00.
This is one of three new oil paintings by Mostafa Keyhani. Keyhani is best known for his thickly painted, impressionist scenes from Europe. His paintings are full of life, color and charm, and this painting of a busy cafe in France is no exception.
We just received this fun piece by Jennifer Verge, a spirited artist living in Venice Beach, CA who creates her works of art with found and re-purposed wood, hardware and other objects and infuses them with her expressions of passion for living. You can see more of her unique works of art here.
Martin Beaupré Journey of Zen First Thursdays Artwalk November 7 6:00 to 9:00 PM Martin Beaupré returns to Laguna Beach this week with a new collection of paintings from his “Journey of Zen” series. Come see his newest works and meet Monsieur Beaupré in person during the First Thursdays Artwalk at Lu Martin Galleries…