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.
Today’s addition to the gallery is by California Impressionist Don Langford. I don’t expect this beautiful painting of California in springtime to stay here very long.
Artist Aaron Coleman has been busy creating in his studio in Kansas City. He arrived to Laguna Beach for the new year with a great collection of new resined abstract paintings for which he is known. In this collection we have some of his newly evolved pieces which have a beautiful, soft matte finish. Aaron…
This 30×40 inch impressionist oil painting by Mostafa Keyhani captures the beauty and charm of the Belgian medieval city of Bruges. Because of its numerous canals, Bruges is often referred to as “the Venice of the North”. Visit Mostafa Keyhani’s page to see more of his impressionist paintings of Europe.
We have a great new collection of original paintings by Martin Beaupré. Geisha’s, monks, abstracts and even an angel, a la Beaupré. See the whole collection here or visit Lu Martin Galleries in Laguna Beach to see them in person. They are magnificent!
We are very pleased to have received a gorgeous new collection of seascape paintings by Alfredo Gomez. A self-taught master of classical realism, Gomez brings to life on canvas the natural beauty and feeling we experience while strolling on the beaches of southern California – warm sunlight reflecting on the water, distant headlands obscured by…
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.