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Newsletter- April 2011
New Original Autumn  

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Join us for some of our exciting events scheduled for 2011!

  • Richard Johnson One Man Show - April 15, 2011
  • Spring Oil Painting Trunk Show - May 7- 14, 2011
  • Raffaele Fiore One Man Show - October 28, 2011
  • Pino Retrospective Show - November 11- 12,  2011
  • Holiday Open House - December 9, 2011

For more information, visit our website :  UPCOMING SHOWS


 Featured Original

  Richard Johnson - "Brocade"

Brocade Featured Artwork  

About "Brocade" - "The inspiration for this painting was this beautiful antique, mandarin jacket made from an exquisite golden and black brocade. It took me awhile to use this piece of clothing because it was so intricate.


One of my favorite artists is Gustav Klimt. He was known for creating these elaborate and ornamental backgrounds, but still drawing your eye to the figure...."

- Richard Johnson  READ MORE


 Did you know

  About Richard Johnson 

Richard Johnson Sports Commission 

Richard Johnson is well-known for his unique ability to capture the moment and spirit of sports events.  Johnson has worked on portraits for the Washington Redskin's cornerback Carlos Rodgers  and  Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams. He has also created artwork for the USA Olympic Ski Team.  Meet Richard Johnson at The Art Shop on April 15th from 7 - 9 pm! 





 Commission a Portrait - April 11

   Richard Johnson Commissions


Having a portrait painted is an extra special event in one's life for both the artist and the subject.  During this process, Richard endeavors to produce an elegant painting that both captures the likeness and the spirit of his subject. In the end, he hopes to create an heirloom that will be valued by generations to come.



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Spring is here and it's in full bloom this month at The Art Shop with a terrific one-man show and beautiful new originals and limited editions from your favorite artists.  It's also a great time for spring cleaning.  Take a look at your artwork.  Does it need updating? Are the bevels in your mats brown or discolored?  Bring it in for a free inspection or we make house calls.
Enjoy this beautiful spring weather and come see us!  Hope you'll join us April 15-16 at our Richard Johnson show.
-The Art Shop Staff


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THIS FRIDAY!    Richard Johnson                  One Man Show - April 15th, 2011 
Embers Glow

Richard Johnson - Ember's Glow

36 x 24  Limited Edition Giclee

Richard Johnson

We have so many exciting plans for this talented and contemporary figurative artist during his first visit to North Carolina and The Art Shop.  Our gallery is filled with his incredible originals and limited edition canvases.


Richard arrives a day earlier and will be conducting a portrait master class with a live model for top students at Weaver Education Center.  On Friday evening from 7-9pm, he'll be at the gallery greeting fans and collectors and providing a live painting demonstration.  Hope you will join us for fine wine and hors d'oeuvres that evening and then will come back on Saturday from 1-3 pm.  Richard will again greet the public and will be critiquing and judging the students' works that will be on display.  






Any Richard Johnson original painting or limited edition purchased before our show on April 15th will receive a special dedication & signature on the back of their piece!   
Offer Expires: April 15, 2011



New Original Oils by Raffaele Fiore
Fiore - Before A Day On The Grand Canal

Fiore small 2An Italian, born in Striano near Naples in 1961, Fiore began painting at a very young age.  While completely self-taught, he has managed to develop a very successful career.  His present focus is on producing exquisite yet relaxing scenes of Venice which have become collected throughout Italy, the United States and Japan.  He now lives in a small town in Tuscany with his wife and child. 

We are looking forward to welcoming Fiore to The Art Shop October 28th! Stay tuned for more details as they develop. 



New Erich Paulsen Original Paintings
Now Available! 
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Erich Paulsen - New Original
Erich Paulsen SmallIf you were fortunate to be at The Art Shop in November of 2009, you met the charming and gifted Erich Paulsen at his first appearance in North Carolina. Known for his unique palette knife technique and brilliant colors, he has again made available to The Art Shop patrons a beautiful selection of new originals. Click the link below to see them and call for more information.  






Looking to Sell Your Pino Original?
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Pino Original - Early Evening
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The art world lost one of its most acclaimed artists and The Art Shop one of its dearest friends with the death of Pino last May.  Demand for Pino's original works has increased dramatically and The Art Shop has successfully sold quite a number of Pino originals on the secondary market. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of selling your original, give us a call.   







New Release by Thomas Arvid                          "O What a Night"
O What A Night
Arvid - "O What a Night
30 x 40 Limited Edition Giclee 
 ArvidIn exquisite detail, Thomas Arvid introduces us to a whole new world of wine.  Evoking the ethereal beauty of Williamette, the contrast of soft blues and golden browns echoes the rolling vistas of Oregon vineyards.  With three great bottles to share, reminiscing about a great trip is the best part of the evening..."O What a Night" indeed! 


New Originals by Hessam Abrishami   
Hessam Fate
Hessam - Fate
Hessam 2Bold and vivid colors abound in the latest works by this Persian-born artist.  Hessam displays the beauty of love and music in each of these romantic new works.  It is easy to see how he has acquired over 20,000 private collectors worldwide. His inspiration and passion are a magnet.    



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