Art Gallery

As a teen, I used to watch my mom create masterpieces in oil on174_0680 canvas.  At one time, she had her own studio and art gallery.  Throughout the years, my collection of her paintings has diminished.  The piece of work on the right is the last one in which I am in possession.

Being a creative soul, I naturally picked up a brush and began to follow in her footsteps.

Throughout my life, I intertwined oil painting along with my music and writing, basically attempting anything within the creative vein. Unlike other artists, whether it be music, writing, or painting, I simply cannot perform unless an inspiration hits me.

Due to my performance background, I seem to be driven primarily by visions with a musical theme and enjoy painting unique characterizations.

The following are my latest creations, painted in oil, many of which are on 16″ X 20″ canvases: a particular size favorite of mine.  All are unframed on stretched canvas.  Should you find something of interest, prints of these paintings are available through FineArtAmerica.com in various sizes, textures, and products.  Feel free to visit by simply following the link.


What is a painting collection without a representation for NASCAR a national icon.  I call it “The Finish Line.” And of course, I had to include a babe in a bathing suit. 🙂 (16″ X 20″)

 
I entitled this 16″ X 20″ painting “Heritage.”  The title is metaphorical in its meaning, as the Harley Davidson Heritage model (also my favorite bike) represents my heritage as a musician.  The “No Trespassing” sign stands for rebellion which is many times associated with bikers.

This painting is on a 16″ X 12″ canvas.  It is a Key West inspired piece entitled “Mallory Square,” an area where street acts come out in the evening to perform.  

 

 

 

 

This endeavor  is on a 12″ X 16″ canvas.  It seemed only fitting to title this “Resurrection.”

 

 

 

I call this one “Beginnings.” as the young piano student dreams of future possibilities while she practices, as depicted through the image in the window.

 

I entitled the next one “The Music of Cuba.” I came across the photo of this man and liked what it stood for.  No matter from where I gain my subjects, I use them strictly as starting points.  After which, I will change facial features, clothing, background,  and color scheme, also 16″ X 20″.

One of my favorite 16″ X 20″ paintings : “The Music Student” depicting a young violin student.

I call this one “Revelations.”  Many times, as in music recording, a work of art may turn out differently than originally intended as the work progresses.  What simply began as a man playing the trumpet brought about biblical visions from the book of “Revelations” in the Bible. (16″ X 20″)
Having performed with several groups throughout the years, one in particular, “The Middle of the Road Band” brings very fond memories.  I painted the following 16″ X 20″ picture from an old photo with my brother on the drums and a good friend of mine on bass. “A Blast from the Past” 


Here, this 16″ X 20″ painting is of another famous landmark from Key west, and of course I added a musical theme with the guitarist in the forefront.  Simply called “Key West.” 

If you are interested in displaying an above piece on one of your walls, Follow the link below for artist prints.
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/mitchell-vaughn

CUSTOM PAINTING

I would be happy to create a personal portrait or scenic painting to your specifications.  Basically, supply me with a digital photo or theme along with size preference.  You can calculate the cost at $12.00 per linear inch.  As an example: An 8″ by 10″ canvas is 18 linear inches.  Therefore, the cost would be $216.00 plus $20.00 shipping for a total of $236.00.  Of course this does not include a frame which can be picked up at your local supply store.

I require a 50% down payment payable through PayPal, with the final payment due upon completion.  You can estimate approximately one week for the painting process and another week for it to dry enough for shipping.

Feel free to contact me should you have any questions or if there is any way I may be of service.

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