Living in Asheville NC the emphasis has always been on the art of craft beer and the breweries here in Beer City. Now it’s becoming a boom town for wine bars and the art of wine. There are classes and tasting going on all the time. People are eager to learn about wine and to have wine art hanging in their homes. My wine art is available framed or reproduction prints, on canvas both originals and glicee embellished or on infused metals there are many who also like to have their home bar decorated in many of these variations. Right now we have a sale going on to clear 8×10 frames from our inventory. We no longer carry them but instead will have a mix of miniature gallery wrapped canvas which is a much more beautiful presentation.
Easiest way to access the sale is to choose one of the paintings with RED SALE on it and go to that page. Once there Choose CLEAR SELECTION and then you can choose 8×10 and Framed 8×10. Think the upcoming Mothers Day and Fathers Day and put these aside for the holidays and your gifts are done.
Meanwhile add a bottle of wine and two two beautiful wine glasses to your gift. If you are in Asheville you can choose from Metro Wines where they will happily let you taste the wines before purchasing and also will point you to the best buys they have. You can learn more about Gina Trippi and Metro Wines in this article in the Laurel Magazine. Speaking of Laurel magazine they did a wonderful article about me when I had my show at the Woolworth Walk as featured artist.
Two other wine bars to watch for are District Wine Bar in the Historic River Arts area and the new Rustic Grape in downtown Asheville. Both wine bars are brand new and will be perfect for spring sitting outside having a glass of wine. One of most popular paintings is the “Vigneto Pieno” which means the full vineyard and is the perfect gift for someone who just love wine or you don’t know which they like best. The Art of Wine is just one of my favorite topics. Cocktails and bar art give me more opportunities to create interesting paintings from all kinds of spirits including whiskey, and hard cider and moonshine. More about those later.