Limited Edition Canvas Giclee
Limited Edition Canvas Giclee
Thomas Arvid "Winding Down," 36" x 36" available in Limited Edition S/N Edition of 325 and Artist's Proof Edition of 135.
About the painting
The perfect start to a great weekend, “Winding Down” reacquaints us with a familiar icon in this quintessential Arvid composition. Often replaced by modern, high-tech gadgets, the double lever remains a symbol of the effortless beauty of opening a great bottle. Magnified to enhance the detail in every curve, the grand scale of the pull creates an undeniable presence of simple enjoyment.
Often asked about his monumental compositional style, Arvid identifies himself as an American Realist: “In our country, the supermarkets, cars, freeways – they are all larger than life. It’s a reflection of our culture and something that is distinctly American. For me, art needs to be big so that you can see all of the detail up close: that’s the magic of modern art.”
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?"