Ernie K-Doe is indeed Emperor of the Universe! This painting is based on a photograph by Pat Jolly and used with her permission. Fits a standard ready made frame with a white border around the print, signed, numbered, limited edition fine art print. “The Gospel According to New Orleans” ,my collection of iconic New Orleans Musicians, commemorates their role in the evolution of the eccentric culture and music traditions of New Orleans. All depicted in this series are musical and cultural icons who make, or live on through, their significant contributions to the uniqueness of what composes the spirit of New Orleans. They exemplify the joie de vivre that runs through all aspects of life here in all of its diversity. All work is copyrighted and registered and may not be reproduced in any form without permission of the artist.
Moving to New Orleans on my own in 2009 finally gave me the time and space I needed to paint endlessly. I never run out of inspiration in this vibrant and magical city that enraptures me with its deep, rich history, cherished architecture, music that begs you to stop and listen, colorful neighborhoods, mystery, and eccentric characters. I paint New Orleans, points beyond, and imaginary places. As a child growing up mostly alone, my imagination created the wonderful solitary world in which I lived. That gift has carried through to my adult life and fed my need to create. I am a self-taught artist, and I spend as much time researching and studying art as I do painting it.
My work is done in the studio, from photos I constantly take while making my way around town, preferring the path less traveled, and from compositions that I create in my imagination. The iconic musicians and culture bearers paintings are created from extensive research and by referencing as many as 20 images to portray each one uniquely. My work is in private collections across the country and internationally as well as public and corporate collections. I was selected for the 2017 Bywater Biennial exhibition curated by Don Marshall, a Prospect 4 Satellite exhibit, as well as a Prospect 4 Satellite exhibit curated by Where Y'art. My work has also been selected and shown by the New Orleans Arts Council and featured on the cover and inside front page of the 2018 April quarterly issue of "The Iron Lattice," an arts and culture magazine. I regularly exhibit as a featured or solo artist in galleries in the Arts District of New Orleans and the French Quarter. I also show my work in exhibits curated by Where Y'art for public spaces and local galleries. I was accepted as a JazzFest artist in 2018, 2019, and the cancelled JazzFest of 2020.
I paint art for people with soul, not to match your sofa!!
All work is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form without permission of the artist.
I am a New Orleans artist living and working in the Uptown area.UPTOWN
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