Anyone who knows me knows that I live and breathe art. Since I stumbled upon Glenn Arthur several years ago on Myspace and fell heard over heels I've shown atleast 100 people his beautiful paintings. His muses are often an angst ridden beauties with a tarnished innocence or the devious grinning vixen with a playful malevolence that reaches into my gut and twists while making me breathe lustily. His colors are from my mind's palette, I've painted my home and bedrooms in these colors. Some of his themes include mirrors, hummingbirds, calaveras, stripes, filigree, fluffy flowing hair, glistening beautifully made up eyes, streaky inky mascara tears, gingham patchwork hearts, raw bleeding hearts, anchors, booboos and bandages, needle and thread, chiffon and satin bows, stripes and beautiful damask patterns and lovely blossoms of all kinds, even origami ones.
His work has a sweet macabre sensibility that I thoroughly backstroke in. PLUS! We have Alphonse Mucha, The Walking Dead, Amelie, green tea, weddings, steampunk, extra sleep, water colors and Betty White in common.
Yeah, he's for me.
"Glenn Arthur is a self taught visual artist from Orange County, California. Born in February of 1979, he grew up in a conservative, religious household with little to no influence in art. Although he constantly doodled and sketched as a child, Glenn did not come into painting until later in life when a friend (God bless you, friend!) took him by the hand to a local art store, purchased him a canvas, some paints and a few brushes and told Glenn, “You need to do this!”
Since then Glenn has been diligently working on creating his own brand of beautifully painted images. Using acrylic paints on wooden panels, he adds in elements and influential symbols of his past and present to each piece. Beyond the aesthetics of his artwork, Glenn brings an overwhelming sense of passion to his paintings. Touching on themes of love, death, conflict and duality, Glenn’s art tells stories of strength and hope through emotion and sentiment with his sensual beauties and signature hummingbirds."
The other day I came across this Tweet:
TWITTER CONTEST! I'm giving away my 3 latest drawings!
"What's this?", my eyes popped open, my jaw went slack, "I'm ALL over it!" Immediately tweeted back
Today I received this Tweet:
He mails her home tomorrow. Pretty! Ok, it's 2am and my brain stopped working so it's time to clock out. Love ya, babies!