Thomas Arvid "Lucky," 43" x 28.75" available in Limited Edition S/N Edition of 195 and Artist's Proof Edition of 75.
"Life without art is like dinner without wine. Why bother?"
About the painting
Soaked in the warm, rich tones of the wood table and the ruby red wine, “Lucky” is a testament to Thomas Arvid’s singular ability to capture the opulence and seduction of sharing a beautiful wine with great friends. Each segment of this gorgeous painting is a work of art on its own. From the deep shadows on the crate, to the intricate reflections in the glass, each detail is perfectly crafted and proof that it is not mere luck that made Arvid “America’s Preeminent Painter of Wine.” While he feels “Lucky” to do what he loves, we feel “Lucky” that he shares his talent and passion with us.
As an artist, Thomas Arvid strives not just to create beautiful works of art, but to also craft his life like a work of art. Whether it is an easy, festive table setting for a tropical breakfast with friends, a fabulous chef prepared wine dinner under the stars, or a seasonal supper prepared for the family shelter, he looks for all the details to put together an artful whole. When work called him to move to Maui this year, he seized the opportunity to show his boys how to live an artful life. Arvid knows how “Lucky” he is and transforms his gratitude into service to the community: through donations, ambassadorship and hands-on service to the needy.
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?"