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Bill Mead- “Crab Kong”

$675.00

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Original Art hand painted by local artist Bill Mead. Each painting is crafted on wood and signed by the artist.

Measures Approximately: 23″ x 16 1/2″.

From the Artist:

When I was about 13 I discovered I had a knack for drawing and I loved to do it. I drew a lot of motorcycles and torture chambers. When I was around 15, I discovered Surrealism. Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. I was thrilled when I saw the work of Hieronymus Bosch and decided that was the style I wanted to emulate. After high school I attended the Maryland Inst. College of the Art and studied painting and drawing. In 1977, I transferred to The Atlanta College of Art to study printmaking. It was there that I began to appreciate landscape painting, thanks to Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh. I ventured back to Beaufort, where my parents lived, and attended USCB to study Art History. I then proceeded to get a job as a carpenter. I built a home/studio on Lady’s Island in 1985 and started painting landscapes in my spare time.

One day while helping a friend out at his veggie stand, I painted a picture of a watermelon and put it by the road to show we had watermelons for sale. A lady came by and said she loved the painting and wanted to buy it. I sold it to her. Three weeks later I couldn’t paint these pictures fast enough, seems everybody wanted one or two. So, in 2005 I quit my “real” job to become a surrealist painter. Just what I always wanted to do.

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