Thomas Arvid One Man Show - Borsini-Burr Gallery - Montarra, CA

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Internationally collected and celebrated artist Thomas Arvid will be in the San Francisco Bay area for a weekend of art, food and wine. Borsini-Burr Gallery will be hosting an exclusive dinner and artist reception for Thomas Arvid in the quaint coastal village of Montara-By-The-Sea, just south of San Francisco. An exclusive collection of originals, Artist Proofs and Limited Editions will be included in the show.

Arvid's style is big and bold, with enough selected detail and softness to create a sense of balance... this blend of elements is precisely what winemakers hope to bring to their top vintages.

Internationally collected and celebrated artist Thomas Arvid will be in the San Francisco Bay area for a weekend of art, food and wine. Borsini-Burr Gallery will be hosting an exclusive dinner and artist reception for Thomas Arvid in the quaint coastal village of Montara-By-The-Sea, just south of San Francisco. An exclusive collection of originals, Artist Proofs and Limited Editions will be included in the show.

Borsini-Burr Gallery and Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in Palo Alto will be hosting a memorable opportunity to share dinner, wine and art with Thomas Arvid on Friday January 30, 2009. On Saturday January 31, 2009 an artist's reception will be held at Borsini-Burr Gallery, 1401 Main St., Montara, CA from 5-8 p.m.

Through his stunningly realistic compositions of wine, Thomas Arvid has redefined the modern still life, setting an unmatched precedent in the art world. Uniting a remarkable eye for photo-realism with a genuine talent for abstract composition, the self-taught Arvid offers an innovative commentary about a familiar subject, "wine and its pleasure of consumption".

Thomas Arvid is one of the best-selling artists in America today. Arvid's originals are available through Borsini-Burr Gallery. This is a not to be missed opportunity for collectors to see, to learn about, and to purchase Arvid's newest works.

About Thomas Arvid:
Thomas Arvid was born in Detroit and moved to Atlanta after visiting in 1983 and has lived there ever since with his wife, Vanessa, and their two sons. He has been interested in painting since he was 14, but it was in 1992 that his individual style began to emerge: he entertained patrons at Atlanta's Café Tu Tu Tango by creating paintings of red objects, including Coke cans, red shoes and red wagons, but it was his red wine paintings that caught the attention of the public and not long after collectors. A self-taught artist and self-proclaimed wine fanatic, Arvid depicts "the landscape between people drinking wine together."

Exhibitions: The aura surrounding Arvid's work is palpable. His international appeal has created such demand that his work is represented by over 50 elite art galleries in the U.S., Canada, and Japan, and collectors are willing to wait years for one of his originals. Influential wineries such as Silver Oak Cellars and Diamond Creek Winery collect Arvids because he translates the craftsmanship of wine to canvas.

Place in Art History: Art historian Maria Phillips describes Arvid's work as creating "an intimacy and immediacy reminiscent of some of the most vibrant Baroque alter-pieces between the image and the viewer and whoever else is hidden behind the picture plane." Doug Shafer, of Shafer Family Vineyards, likens Arvid's skill to that of a winemaker, "Arvid's style is big and bold, with enough selected detail and softness to create a sense of balance... this blend of elements is precisely what winemakers hope to bring to their top vintages."

About Borsini-Burr Gallery:
Borsini-Burr Gallery represents renowned artists featuring originals, sculptures and rare fine art from some of the most sought after artists on the local, national and international art scene today. The gallery's stunning new showroom on the California coast in Montara, just south of San Francisco, is a destination gallery set near some of the most stunning coastal views in the country. Contemporary Art featuring Michael Parkes, Daniel Merriam, Thomas Arvid, Josepha, Clifford Bailey, Robert Bissell, Tim "Frogman" Cotterill, Jim Budish and many others are exhibited downstairs, while upstairs the Western Art Gallery features art from accomplished artists Howard Terpning, Mian Situ, Martin Grelle, Bob Coronato, G. Harvey, John Coleman.

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