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Gabe Leonard Book Launch Release Party at Art Center Gallery

Please join us for a special event with artist Gabe Leonard Saturday December 14, 2019. He will be launching his new set of 5 beautiful art books right here in our gallery in the Westminster Mall, Orange County, CA. Be sure to reserve your set in advance to be personalized at the party. shopartcenter.com

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Dean Torrence - Singer of the famous rock group Jan and Dean is here in Art Center Gallery with new Beach Boys artwork and more!

Dean Torrence, singer of the famous rock group Jan and Dean is here in Art Center Gallery! 

This Surf City local multi-talented musician and artist is still touring the world, but you can find his amazing art including that which has graced many famous album covers right here in store. Don’t be surprised if you see Dean in person next time you come by the gallery! He loves meeting fans and new friends and personalizing his artwork in person. www.ShopArtCenter.com

Dean Torrence is a multi-talented individual with both success in the musical arena as part of the "60's Band Jan & Dean." He continues to travel the world performing the hits from that era still today. But during his formidable years, Dean Torrence also worked as a graphic artist. His talent and keen eye has resulted in works that have graced many famous album covers as well as provided beautiful artwork that the public can purchase. His themes are often contemporary and surround the beach lifestyle, music, and surfing.   

The infused metal process represents a new art medium for preserving fine art by infusing dyes directly into specially coated metal sheets. They are waterproof, scratch resistant, extremely durable and can be cleaned with industrial glass cleaner. No framing necessary; artwork arrives ready to hang!
To learn about Dean's work and the venue where it's represented, call or stop by Art Center Gallery

714-379-9505. We are located upstairs inside the mall:
2075 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA. 92863.  

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Thomas Kinkade Disney artwork in stock!

Come to the gallery and see the beautify selections of Thomas Kinkade Disney Fine Art...hundreds in stock! Thomas Kinkade Studios captures the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters through the style of “narrative panoramas.” Each painting tells the entire story of a Disney film in one image, taking inspiration from art, sketches and other historic documents from the Disney Archives.

View the collection

 
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NEW BOOK RELEASE by Fabio Napoleoni

Fabio Napoleoni has just released a soft cover version of "The Retrospective" Volume 1. 

This very personal volume includes early sketch book material, showcasing the development of Fabio's style and his early drawings of Marcenivo. Full color reproductions of rare archive paintings, up to and including all of Fabio's best known characters, will be treasured by all who know him and those who will come to know him through this long overdue career perspective.

This beautiful soft color book features work from his early years up to and including many of his most recent works. This volume includes rare, never before shared drawings pulled from early sketchbooks and showcases some of the first canvases Fabio ever painted. Discover the evolution of Fabio's most famous character, Marcenivo, from rough sketch pencil drawings to the icon he has become today. Each work has been carefully selected and faithfully reproduced to allow you to experience Fabio's growth as an artist. 

This gorgeous soft cover coffee table book makes a great gift for all ages.

To order or to view our entire collection, please visit:

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“Beauty Comes from Inside” New Release on Metal by Fabio Napoleoni  

“Beauty Comes from Inside” 
Introducing New 2019 Release on metal by artist Fabio Napoleoni


Limited Edition on Metal
• Image Size: 8 X 10 in.
• Edition Size: 350
• $95

Blu and Remy are here to let you know there is beauty in this world but it’s not always something you see. Look beyond the surface to see true beauty that only comes from within. See this new release on metal and more of Fabio's art at www.ShopArtCenter.com


The infused metal process represents a new art medium for preserving fine art by infusing dyes directly into specially coated metal sheets. They are waterproof, scratch resistant, extremely durable and can be cleaned with industrial glass cleaner. No framing necessary; artwork arrives ready to hang.

What the heart wants and the heart needs can be found in a Fabio Napoleoni painting. Nostalgia, sorrow and moments that lift the soul are all there for the world to see and experience along with him. The vivid colors and captivating characters invite you into an emotional ride that is welcomed by the mind and the heart. Simple landscapes set the stage to the value of emotional attachment that can be compared to no other. Influences from some of this century's greatest artists are hard to find in his pieces, but are drenched deep in the fabric of what puts a Napoleoni painting together. 

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Fabio Napoleoni Art Show in Orange County CA July 21, 2019 at Art Center Gallery

Save the date!

Fabio Napoleoni is coming to Art Center Gallery for a special Summer Art Show on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Art Center Gallery in Orange County, CA is home to one of the largest Fabio selections in the United States. 

Fabio will be at the gallery dedicating your new art with a unique original sketch along with his personal signature to add a special touch to your new purchases. Be sure to check out our entire art selection online or in person and reserve your favorite piece to be dedicated at the show!  

 

Preorder at www.shopartcenter.com 

 

 

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New Alice in Wonderland art by Richard J. Oliver

 Richard J. Oliver offering his interpretation of classic scenes from the 1865 book “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. 
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Gabe Leonard Art Book Collection 12"x12" Hardcover Books

Gabe Leonard Art Book Collection

Introducing the collection of five Gabe Leonard 12” x 12” hard cover art books, each of the five beautiful books contains anywhere between forty-four and sixty-four full-color pages. His Oil Paintings are presented in this high-quality art book series, chronicling over ten years of cinematic artistry.

Outlaws, Musicians and Drunken Poets - Book
1st book in the Gabe Leonard Art Book collection

The first Hardcover Art Book in the collection includes selected works from Gabe's groundbreaking Oil Painting series "Outlaws, Musicians, and Drunken Poets.”  

Power, Love and Success - Book
2nd book in the Gabe Leonard Art Book collection  
 
The second Hardcover Art Book in the collection includes selected works from Gabe's groundbreaking Oil Painting series "POWER, LOVE, & SUCCESS,” boasting over forty-four full-color pages.  
 
LUCK - Book
3rd book in Gabe Leonard Art Book collection 


The third Hardcover Art Book features work from Gabe's third series entitled "LUCK.” This series of paintings delves into the ideas of what LUCK is through the unwritten stories of five main characters. Use the clues to put the story together and see how everyone is connected! 
 
Desperados - Book
4th book in Gabe Leonard Art Books collection

 

In 2014 Gabe went back to the Outlaw themes with "Desperados" - a journey we all take on our own, searching through the chaos of life and coming out on the other side with both feet on the ground, and on the right side of the dirt. 
 
NOIR - Book
5th book in Gabe Leonard Art Books collection  
  
Inspired by a favorite Johny Cash song, "God's Gonna Cut You Down,” Gabe depicts the characters from the lyrics in the visual world of "NOIR.” 

"Go tell that long tongue liar,
 Go and tell that midnight rider,
 Tell the rambler
 The gambler
 The back biter,
 Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down,
 Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down..."
  

Gabe with his Original Oil Painting, "Let It Roll Out", Featured on the NOIR Book Cover

About Gabe Leonard:
In Gabe's own words, "I grew up in Linch, a small oil field town in the middle of nowhere, in the center of Wyoming. Linch was home to about 15 families who mostly lived in trailer homes. No grocery store, no stop signs, no police, no firemen, no church, no high school. The roads weren't paved, the streets weren't named, and I wasn't allowed to go past the cattle guard."  

"It was my ability to draw that broke the social ice for me. Specifically, my ability to draw big foot trucks going through the mud. That caught the attention of some of the other kids who then started asking me to draw trucks for them. That's how I started to fit in and make friends."

Gabe describes his 'Venice Beach' days, "May 29th, 1999 was the first time I almost got into a fist fight over space. Jewelry makers and psychics will get in your face, they were very territorial, and they will gang up on you. There was a homeless guy that would get there early to make a sand mermaid and yell obscenities at everyone all day long. There was a guy balancing a stove on his chin. I was setting up across from a parking lot where I could sleep in my car overnight staking out my place."

"I find ideas and inspiration everywhere. Music, movies, friends, family, places I’ve been, philosophers, scientists, artists, film makers. I draw upon all these things, using friends as models, dressed up in costume and props for references. There’s a certain challenge in painting people who don’t look like they’re posing for a painting. Capturing body language and emotion in a figure is fun and is another requirement in the process of learning to see. Combined with the fractal nature of runs and drips, I exaggerate and distort space and forms in my paintings."

"I’m learning how to see the world around me. I prefer to express my findings with oil painting on canvas. Although most of my work is figurative, I approach all my work as though they’re landscapes. Understanding how light, space, forms and patterns are perceived apply equally to painting a person as the landscape they’re in. There’s no end in learning how to paint, and that’s what keeps me doing it." 

Gabe Leonard's paintings take you into a world rich with inimitable atmosphere and narrative intrigue. His work captures rich moods by combining the free brushwork of an expressive artist combined with the lighting and framing of a seasoned Hollywood cinematographer. Drawn to rugged and romantic film noir characters, Leonard merges technically brilliant figurative painting with a finely crafted cinematic atmosphere, creating snapshot moments full of narrative possibilities. 

Be sure to visit our store in person or online for more information and to purchase Gabe’s works.

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3 NEW Releases - Fabio Napoleoni at Art Center Gallery "I'm Flying," "Ahhh," and "If You Don't Stand for Something"

3 Hot new releases by Fabio Napoleoni now available at Art Center Gallery, just in time for summer along with an official introduction of The Ambitious Chicken and Drako’s second solo appearance.
 


“I’m Flying” 

The Ambitious Chicken has hopeful dreams and high aspirations but what’s most important is that he has a group of friends that are there to support and lift him high when he most needs it. Any goal is achievable with a superb support team of friends.

10” x 24” Paper - Signed and Numbered Edition of 98 $155
SN will have a printed Remarque

10” x 24” Paper - Artist's Proof Edition of 32 $275
Each AP will come with a hand drawn “Ambitious Chicken”


“Ahhh”

For Drako not everyday is an adventure with Dragonboy. Some days are just meant for relaxing and taking in the beauty around us. The scent of the tiniest flower can reset the mind and calms the spirit.

9” x 18” Canvas - Signed and Numbered Edition of 98 $395

11” x 22” Canvas - Artist’s Proof Edition of 32 $645
The Artist's Proof canvas comes with gel embellishments on the image and a doodle on the back.


“If you don’t stand for something” 

…you’ll fall for anything so the saying goes. In this piece it’s a clear statement that Marcenivo and the Blus have chosen to stand for Compassion, love and hope.

10” x 30” Canvas - Signed and Numbered Edition of 98 $525

12” x 36” Canvas - Artist’s Proof Edition of 32 $775
The Artist's Proof canvas comes with gel embellishments on the image and a doodle on the back. 

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Star Wars Art

We are excited about our newest collection of Star Wars art here at Art Center Gallery! We have a huge selection of Star Wars art for any Star Wars fan.

From A New Hope to Rogue One and beyond, Star Wars has shaped the imagination of generations. George Lucas and his collaborators haven't just made movies, they've created a universe of strange worlds, awesome technology, and favorite characters. Show your affinity for this beloved universe of characters with our vast collection of Star Wars art.

From Jedi to the Dark Side, the force is strong with these Star Wars paintings. Featuring masterfully recreated scenes and exquisite portraits of a multitude of characters, these pieces of art capture the wonder and awe of this legendary movie franchise. Perfect for Jedi masters and Padawans alike, this collection of Star Wars art contains plenty of pieces for your home.

Choose from the Skywalker, Darth Vader, R2D2, BB8, C3PO, Storm Troopers, Last Jedi, Rogue One, Lego Star Wars, and many more.

Come check out our collection in person or online at www.shopartcenter.com and you’ll feel like you’ve just joined the dark side! 

May the force be with you! 

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