Thomas Arvid "Gold Standard," 43" x 17.75" available in Limited Edition S/N Edition of 195 and Artist's Proof Edition of 75.
About the painting "Gold Standard"
“Gold Standard” captures a moment of carefree indulgence befitting the Italian phrase of its inspiration, “Far Niente” or “without a care.” Reminiscent of a bygone era, the dulcet tones of the finely crafted bottle of chardonnay, a single glass and the pulled cork draw us into an unforgettable evening well underway.
Just as a fine wine becomes more refined, Arvid’s art continues to evolve through the complexity and mastery of his skill. Arvid shares not only a passion for wine but also a deep connection to the winemakers he admires since both embody a high quality of craftsmanship. Working in layers, Arvid can take from three months up to a year to complete one of his elaborately detailed oil paintings. Like the first taste of a much anticipated vintage of wine, each of his masterpieces is well worth the wait.
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?"