First new painting of 2017. This might very well be the centerfold of my feature in Dime Magazine coming out in March possibly. I am pretty fond of it but we’ll see!
Happy Birfday Billy Idol! I just happened to paint this the other day as I am thinking about doing an early days of MTV Heroes series. I have been painting in a more pop art style again since I last posted on here. If you want to keep up with the day to day with what I’m doing I would suggest following my instagram @thayerfineart . In any case I don’t paint many dudes but I’m happy with how Billy turned out, I hope you dig it!
Grace. 30×40. acrylic on canvas
Female Study. 18×24. acrylic on canvas
I am so psyched to see the cover of the new issue of Xander Magazine! The Art themed fashion magazine is available now in print form & digital. Click on the link for the website and also follow @xandermagazine on Instagram.
I wanted to post up some fresh work. If you are on instagram please feel free to follow me @thayer_art to see the latest paintings from the studio.
There are many things that art can do for the artist and the viewer. Art can make us think, remember, imagine and visualize a reality that appears different than our own. I was shaken by the attacks on Paris in particular not only because I personally know people who experienced that madness first hand but because Paris is a hub for artistic expression and attacking it felt very much to me like attacking the idea of freedom of expression. As this is basically the most important thing to me I realize even more that those who see no value in creativity were more than likely deprived of any idea of personal value. So instead of editorializing and flying off the handle about whats wrong with the world and what can be done to change this or that I would ask one thing. Make some art, you’ll feel better. It helps me. It can help you too. Peace and Love
All is Light is just basically the painting I was working on when I was processing everything following the attacks. It is currently available @ Tresor Gallery 1000 Royal St. in the French Quarter. Contact them if you are interested in the painting as well as my other work. http://www.tresorgallery.com (504) 309-3991