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Soho Myriad Adds Steve Henderson to Repertoire of Artists

 

Soho Myriad, an art consulting firm that focuses on high-end hotels nationally and internationally, has signed Steve Henderson on to their exclusive cadre of artists. With offices in Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; and London, United Kingdom, Soho Myriad works on a worldwide project by project basis, selling original works of art for public spaces as well as publishing images for suites, corridors, and guestrooms of various projects.

If you are an establishment looking to incorporate fine artwork onto your walls, contact Soho Myriad and inquire about Steve’s portfolio, which includes landscapes, like Last Light in Zion (above), seascapes, still life and figurative work. You may also visit Steve Henderson Fine Art to view a selection of his work.

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Opalescent Sea Accepted to National Touring Show — American Society of Marine Artists

Opalescent Sea, an up close and very personal view of the Pacific Ocean waves, has been accepted into the 15th Annual  American Society of Marine Artists National Traveling Art Exhibit.

From over 450 works, the jury of twenty ASMA Fellows picked 86 paintings and seven three-dimensional pieces, representing the very best work of the ASMA membership.

From October 17, 2011 to July 13, 2013, Opalescent Sea will tour 11 fine art museums nationwide, beginning at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa — a collection of mementos and curios from Dr. Donald  Lehmann, a microbiologist and noted researcher of tropical diseases.

Available at Steve Henderson Fine Art Galleries.

Snow Patrol and Their One Million Unanswered E-mails (Including Mine)

Let’s talk about YouTube.

Our youngest progeny, seeking to drag us kicking and screaming into the 21st century, set up a slide show of the Norwegian Artist’s works set to the Snow Patrol song, Chasing Cars — a song which College Girl and I listened to on repeat for 3 hours as we were driving through Central Washington — although, not knowing how to set the “repeat” button on the car CD player, we took turns hitting the “play again” button. (There is a reason why the Norwegian Artist and the Son and Heir do not like to take long trips with me or the female progeny.)

Back to the slide show. Looks incredible! The song and the paintings flow beautifully into one another.

However, before you head to YouTube to look for it, be aware that it is not there, because when we started to post it, we were alerted by all sets of dire warnings telling us that we were using a copyrighted song without permission, and that the YouTube people would scour the earth to run down this slide show and eliminate the music from it. We could, however, choose from their selection of approved songs, which included, interestingly, two elevator-music versions of Chasing Cars by people who were not Snow Patrol. (Apparently the people who used to stand in elevators and push the buttons for you are so under worked that they moonlight by converting existing songs with words into bland arrangements of musical notes uniquely suited to putting people to sleep — an organic pharmaceutical, so to speak).

Yech.

So I wrote the Snow Patrol people, asking for permission to use the song, not realizing that these people’s e-mail box is inundated with even more messages than mine, the latter which is packed daily with minute -by-minute updates from a company with the same name as a giant, slow-moving South American river.

How is it, I ask Tired-of-Being-Youngest-Techno-Babe, that other people post slide shows of their beach weddings and children’s second birthday parties and third cousin’s piano recital (playing Chasing Cars) — set to copyrighted music and their shows move on, smoothly and without problem?

“They just do it,” she shrugs.

Me, I feel like Mannequin Mary in the featured photo, frozen in shock, unable to speak, wondering when Snow Patrol is going to answer my e-mail.

Until then, I suggest that you make up a slide show of your own: Go to Steve Henderson Fine Art LandscapesSeascapes, Figurative, or Sold (hit the link of your choice; I’ve set up the first page for you); next, start playing Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars; while the song is playing, hit the right hand arrow to the right of the work; and voila! you have a slide show of Steve Henderson’s fine art original oil paintings!


So Why Isn’t Bruce Willis Our Neighbor?

Red Hills, by the Norwegian Artist, Steve Henderson

Rumors fly like frisbees in a small town, and frisbee has it that, a few years ago, Bruce Willis was checking out the area just south of our little town as a possible venue for his daughter’s college education. Can you imagine how the desultory, sad little Parents’ Day festivities would have seen a surge of participation if Mr. Willis showed up to eat little crackers and crumbly goat cheese?

Perhaps it was all of the open space that scared Bruce off — although a man like this is not easily deterred by stalks of wheat and herds of deer.

Given the amount of collateral damage done in Mr. Willis’ presence during his latest movie, Red, we should be grateful that the deal didn’t go through. Beautiful Red Hills like the ones in the Norwegian Artist’s painting would be literally red, blown up by a flying semi-truck hurtling through the air. Although everyone in the truck — such as Bruce and his co-horts, would escape unscathed, the truck, and the hills, would not.

You don’t have to be the well-heeled neighbor of Bruce Willis — or Mary Louise Parker, John Malkovich, or Morgan Freeman for that matter — to own a painting like Red Hills, because the paintings at Steve Henderson Fine Art are not only beautiful, they are affordable. Regular, every day people who do not drive flying, exploding semi-trucks, can own original, fine art.

Go for it. Check out the website; look at the paintings; write us about the ones you like and we’ll see what we can do about your owning one.

Talking Heads That Don’t Talk

Two of the New Models in the Studio at Steve Henderson Fine Art

I must say, if the Norwegian Artist ever decided to paint nudes, I would not mind these young women modeling for him. They are built — quite literally, actually — with clothes hanger frames for bodies, and a wardrobe culled from the closets and storage units around the studio and house.

While teaching a portraiture and drawing class at the Walla Walla Community College, the Norwegian Artist mused aloud (no pun intended, by the way) how wonderful a mannequin would be — a huge step beyond the grandchild’s pink ball that the N.A. painted white for the sphere-drawing exercise. The man has only to speak before the manager is on the move, and within a week the cosmetology department of the college was contacted and the heads were hunted down and secured.

We’re not used to our newest residents yet. Roxy the Dog wonders at these new studio inhabitants who look, but do not smell, like humans. The Son and Heir, closing up the studio for the night, was momentarily nonplussed by what he initially thought were late, silent visitors. In the morning, the Norwegian Artist was grateful that the Twilight Zone is not real, and that the mannequins did not move or paint anything during the night.

While the mannequins are not for sale, the Norwegian Artist’s artwork is, and it is available for view and purchase at Steve Henderson Fine Art Online Gallery.

More of Steve’s work is available at Samarah Fine Art, Whitefish, MT; Rive Gauche Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ; The Lawrence Galleries, Sheridan and Gleneden Beach, OR; and the Maritime Museum at Mystic Seaport, CT.

The Norwegian Artist invites you to join the e-mail list for the once-a-month, short and informative, e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. He also invites you to explore the ongoing series of articles about purchasing online art from private artists, Purchasing a Painting over the Internet: Is It Safe? Buying a Painting Online: Make Sure That What You See Is What You Get, and Buying a Painting: How Do I Know That an Artwork is Good?

Within Reach: A Sense of Peace, Quiet, and Contentment

Valley Stream, by the Norwegian Artist, Steve Henderson

Much of what happens within our lives — and in the collective world around us — is disturbingly out of our control, but one of the gifts of life is that there are many little things that are within our element — from the profound — our very thoughts, hidden within the recesses of our soul — to the prosaic — which pair of socks we will wear, soup or sandwiches for lunch, the brand of laundry detergent.

Paintings on one’s wall are a means of controlling the sense of chaos around us, and we need only to walk into the room and catch their eye before our breath slows, becomes more regular, and we pause for thought.

Valley Stream is a tranquil site of hushed movement. The waterway wends its way gently into the background of trees and distant hills, and in contemplating the work, one can cast off the tension and strain of the day’s demands. The beauty of a well done painting is that it transports the viewer to a different time and a different place, without the need for actual physical displacement.

Valley Stream is available at Samarah Fine Art, Whitefish, MT (Phone: (406) 862-3339), along with a number of other landscapes by the Norwegian Artist.

In addition to Steve’s works at Samarah Fine Art, more of the Norwegian Artist’s paintings are available for view and sale at Steve Henderson Fine Art Online Gallery. Rive Gauche Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ; The Lawrence Galleries, Sheridan and Gleneden Beach, OR; and the Maritime Museum at Mystic Seaport, CT.

The Norwegian Artist invites you to join the e-mail list for the once-a-month, short and informative, e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. He also invites you to explore the ongoing series of articles about purchasing online art from private artists, Purchasing a Painting over the Internet: Is It Safe? Buying a Painting Online: Make Sure That What You See Is What You Get, and Buying a Painting: How Do I Know That an Artwork is Good?

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