Thomas Arvid "Somewhere on a Beach," 30" x 40" available in Limited Edition S/N Edition of 195 and Artist's Proof Edition of 75.
About the Painting "Somewhere On a Beach"
Drawing inspiration from some of his favorite destinations, Thomas Arvid brings us to a place we all know and love: “Somewhere on a Beach.” Arvid recounts that he conceptualized the painting in the Exumas, one of his favorite destinations. But he used the soft white sand of the Florida Panhandle for the beach, and inspired by his home-away-from home, he painted the blue water and sherbet skies of Maui. By incorporating the best of his favorite beaches, Arvid brings us a composition that is immediately familiar, and we can feel the stress melt away because there is literally nothing better than being “Somewhere on a Beach.”
Arvid believes in living artfully, whether crafting a fine dinner for friends and collectors, or restoring an old wood boat, he puts detail and passion into everything he does. He also believes in embracing life to the fullest and in living as if it’s an adventure. Thus, when he had the opportunity to move his family to Maui, he seized it immediately. While on the island, the family fully immersed themselves in the beach lifestyle, surfing together, diving together, and, most importantly, chasing sunsets together. Inspired by the crystal turquoise waters and the cerulean blue skies of the island, Arvid has threaded more blue into his paintings, and in this case, uses those blues to transport us to “Somewhere on a Beach.”
Preeminent Painter of Wine
Thomas Arvid possesses an unerring ability to refine a moment. In doing so he captures our wonder and has become an art world phenomenon. Named one of the top "25 Artists You Should Know" by US Art magazine, Arvid receives critical acclaim for his ability to portray centuries old traditions in a startingly fresh style. His oversized still life compositions of wine and the rituals surrounding its consumption are often called "photo-realistic." Arvid's images astound viewers with their intricate details and his mastery of light, depth and reflection.
Arvid's influence on the art world has been the focus of an Art Business News cover story, profiles in Wine Spectator and the Los Angeles Times, and featured on the cable program "In Wine Country." Influential collectors of his work include many important wineries. Silver Oak Cellars, Shafer Vineyards, Diamond Creek Winery and Flora Springs Winery all display Arvids prominently.
The magic of his painting is in Thomas Arvid's ability to visualize and chronicle an entire scene beyond the frame - to tell a story of enjoyment and the good life - using lush color and adroit composition. he illuminates and shares that moment with viewers.
The aura surrounding the work of Thomas Arvid is palpable. Arvid's international appeal has created such demand that his work is represented by over 50 elilte art galleries in the US, Canada and Japan, and collectors are willing to wait years for one of his originals.
In the span of ten short years, the artist has achieved spectacular success and no one has been more awed by the response than Arvid himself. "I'm so lucky that I get to make a living doing what I love. I paint because I enjoy the process and the surprise of creating something from nothing - just a vignette in my mind, a blank canvas and tubes of paint. It's amazing. Then my collectors are able to find a personal connection and fulfillment in a piece of my work. That is truly special."
Thomas Arvid's natural charisma and infectious enthusiasm for art and wine guarantee his continued success and popularity. Arvid's work and philosophy is perfectly embodied in his famous phrase, "Life without art is like dinner without wine. Why bother?"