Thomas Arvid "The Collection," 35.5" x 60" available in the Magnum Edition of 40
About the Painting "The Collection"
“The Collection” is a visual masterpiece that showcases Arvid’s ability to capture the beauty of the wine experience. With just the essentials of the tasting room, Arvid’s mastery of reflection takes us beyond the surface in a maze of shadows and glass. The contrast of wood and metal imparts a transparent quality to the table, creating an unparalleled depth of composition. Like the elegant labels that adorn the wine within, “The Collection” reminds us that the real beauty is hidden just beyond the surface.
It’s easy for Arvid to find inspiration in the life that surrounds him: “Some people look at my art and think that I paint wine bottles, but others are able to make a connection and understand that what I paint is the wine experience . . . it’s about finding the beauty in the moment, the shared experience surrounding a great bottle. Whether I’m cooking dinner with the family or sharing a glass of wine with my wife while the sun sets, I look for the simple pleasures that make any day an excuse to open a special bottle.”
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?"