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Tom Shannon.

Force of Nature + Video Tom Shannon is not the kind of artist that you would expect to find here on the Kings Galleries Website but we think that his work is worthy of being drawn to your attention. The artist Tom Shannon creating one of his organic Pendulum Paintings. The process evolves swinging a large pendulum rigged with six remote control paint containers over a canvas. it’s a marriage of chaos and control action painting, reminiscent of Damien Hirst’s Spin Paintings, with a linage back to Pollock, I suppose . His finished pieces…well, they’re incredible and very surprisingly...

Art For Sale

Art For Sale I appreciate and that this website is enormously endowed with articles on or about Art for Sale , however as a working artist, who earns his full time income painting art for sale, I feel I must add my Ten Cents worth. My name is David Billet and I was brought up in a household of artists, both professional and talented armature . Both of my parents were professional portrait painters, my brother a talented amateur painter and doctor and two of my uncles, who both, at various times in their careers made their living with art for sale as art dealers and art restorers, I would argue...

Gil Elvgren.

The Art Of The Pin-up + Video The American Pin-Up is a true American original art form, to tell the truth it’s a little like Jazz, an extension and extrapolation of previous schools of art given an American flair and twist that made it unique, fun and unmistakably American, but considering that all things are an extrapolation of things before them, then it’s a genuine American Art form The time is the late 1930s, “the Radio Era” no TV, Black and White Movies and Newspapers in monochromatic type. Men wore hats and Ladies were mainly housewives or about to become housewives, very little...

Religious Art, Religious Paintings.

Kings Religious Art or Religious Paintings are without doubt the finest work that Kings Galleries retained artists produce, the finest of the World’s best, that’s our proud boast and I will show you and tell you why. All our Religious Art or Religious Paintings are made in the traditional way by real artists who begin with a blank canvas and proceed step by step to create a beautiful hand-painted Religious Work of Art. All of our Religious Paintings are hand drawn and hand painted in Oils by our retinue of highly experienced and classically trained talented artist all chosen by us for their...

Guitar God, Anoints Kings.

Uli Jon Roth is an internationally recognized German Rock Star, one of the most influential composer guitarists of the Rock era and one of the finest guitarists playing today. Originally the lead guitarist with the German band “The Scorpions”. Uli is the maestro and leading exponent of the “Sky Guitar” and as well as performing on the International concert circuits Uli is also the founder of the “Sky Academy” a touring school for musicians, guitarists and composers where Uli passes on his skills and musical knowledge to the next generation of musicians. A true Renaissance Man Uli...

Renoir.

How I Finally Met Him. I had been staring at an exquisite tiny Van Eyck for over an hour, my nose pressed almost up against it and my glasses tilted to the back of my head. Finally someone in the control box must have radioed the guard on that floor and told him to go check that nutter out, he may be up to no good. “Everything all right Sir” his whisper sounded deafening in my ear and I was suddenly jerked back to reality. Oh yes, sorry was I causing a problem? time started to become a relevance once more and a wave of embarrassment swept over me as I realized I had been standing there motionless...

Gustav Klimt.

Artists We Admire. Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgaten near Vienna Austria.  His father, Ernst Klimt, formerly from  Bohemia, was a Gold engraver, something to remember when you look at some of the paintings of his son as many of them use gold foiling as a major element within their composition. In 1876, Klimt was awarded a scholarship to the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts where he studied until 1883, and received training as an architectural painter. Klimt readily accepted the principles of a conservative training; his early work may be classified as academic. Klimt began his professional...

Damien Hirst.

John Lennon would be proud ! I read an article, I think in the British Sunday Times Magazine, years ago, it was about a young up and coming English Art Student who was just graduating from London Goldsmiths. It showed the young art student in his frugal apartment in some crappy tower block probably in Hackney with his girlfriend, I think it was his girlfriend anyway, I could just have imagined that. The Times article went on to say how this artist was taking part in a second term exhibition with some fellow art students and they were calling that exhibition “Freeze”. All of this was very...

Hush-Hush, what can’t speak, can’t lie

This is the section of the website where I back up what was said on the front page and articles within about the kind of paintings you can expect to receive if you are foolish enough to think you can get a quality reproduction from Chinese Art Factories for just a few hundred bucks. Believe me it’s not done with spiteful intentions, it’s done purely to guide you and warn you, once read and witnessed you can never say you weren’t warned, this is your warning wake up call. I can’t tell you how many clients have said to us they wished they had not wasted their money and listened to us and...

Famous Paintings.

Famous Paintings: Unless you’re a Multi Millionaire or a Corporation Investment fund, then purchasing One of the World’s favorite famous Paintings is probably not in your re-decoration budget right now. There are many reasons why Paintings become famous, rarity, quality, infamy are just a few but the truth is the reason why certain Artists have become famous and therefore their surviving Paintings famous and popular is that when you look really hard at the Art-World over the centuries and the Hundreds of Thousands of people that sort to ply their trade as an Artist, then you are forced...

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