Thomas Arvid's "After All These Years," 43 x 21 ½" is available in Limited Edition S/N Edition of 195 and Artist's Proof Edition of 75.
Dusting off the age, the anticipation rises as two treasured bottles leave the cellar...it’s time to celebrate a memory created long ago. With each pour, the moment comes back as we reminisce about good times and a great vintage is savored once again. After all these years, we have only gotten better with time.
Patience is one of Arvid’s greatest attributes. Capturing every detailed nuance and reflection requires unerring commitment; it can take months and even years of work for him to complete one painting. How does he know when a painting is finished? “Painting is like having a conversation – once I add paint to the canvas, I step back and let the painting ‘tell’ me what it needs. I work at it some more, step back and continue this way until there is nothing left to say. Then I know it’s finished.”
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 startlingly 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?"