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Monday, April 20, 2015

Walking The Floor Over You


A woman wearing strappy sandals stepping over a drunk shrunken man whose passed out on the floor.

Title: Walking The Floor Over You
Date: 2015
Size: 12" X 16" (30.5cm X 40.6cm) Standard Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black.
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £99




Here's a woman wearing strappy sandals stepping over a drunk shrunken man who has passed out on the floor from over doing his drinking. 

A close up of Walking The Floor Over You

Sunday, April 12, 2015

L. E. Gav Thorpe
Featured Artist and 'Art of The Week'
on Artistsuncovered


Artistsuncovered have put me as their featured artist and have made the painting 'Put Yourself In Her Shoes' the 'Art of the Week'.

Artistsuncovered have put me as their featured artist and have made the painting 'Put Yourself In Her Shoes' the 'Art of the Week' for this week beginning 13th April 2015.

You can see the full feature on their website at: http://www.artistsuncovered.com/project/gavin-thorpe/




"Artistsuncovered was founded by Dan Wellington and gives everyone an opportunity to see amazing artworks and to uncover an array of gifted artists every day of the year. It's a place to discover, be inspired and to support makers of unique and original works of art and provides independent artists, galleries and creatives from around the world, a platform to showcase their talent and introduce them to a wider audience."

Featured artists are hand selected and are chosen for the quality and integrity of each piece.


You can see my featured artist page at  http://www.artistsuncovered.com/l-e-gav-thorpe
 


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hang In There Buddy!


two little shrunken men struggling to hang on to the heels of a girls pink pumps

Title: Hang In There Buddy!
Date: 2015
Size: 8.2" X 11.6" (21cm X 29.7cm) A4 Canvas Sheet
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

 Price: £49.00





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This is another painting with the two little shrunken men, this time struggling to hang on to the heels of this girls pink pumps.



I really like these scenarios with the two little men, where there's one who is always needing or wanting the help from the other and who can always be found in a difficult situation, much like in the painting Wait For Me!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Oh Hello Bad Boy


Oh Hello Bad Boy - A shrunken bald biker man, with full-sleeve tattoos, looking up at a giant woman wearing sexy stiletto thigh high biker boots and standing over his Harley Davidson motorbike

Title: Oh Hello Bad Boy
Date: 2015
Size: 18" X 24" (45.7cm X 60.9cm) Standard Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black.
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

NOW OWNED by a Private Collector, in New Jersey, U.S.A.




Sexy stiletto thigh high biker boots from painting Oh Hello Bad BoyShrunken bald biker man from painting Oh Hello Bad Boy
This painting Oh Hello Bad Boy has been created for and is now owned by a private collector from New Jersey in the U.S.A, who wishes for me to keep her name anonymous.

This painting was based on several images of her legs and of her sexy stiletto thigh high biker boots with the idea of a shrunken bald biker man, wearing a salt and pepper moustache and goatee beard and full-sleeve tattoos, looking up and standing over his Harley Davidson motorcycle with an expression of 'Oh my, I'm in trouble now!'

Is he just a bad boy by character or has he been a bad boy to her in the past and now she's out for revenge?


Monday, February 16, 2015

Wait, I'll Call For a Plumber!


A small man trying to help a woman with her toe caught in a tap/ faucet

Title: Wait, I'll Call For a Plumber!
Date: 2015
Size: 8.2" X 11.6" (21cm X 29.7cm) A4 Canvas Sheet
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £49.00
Wait, I'll Call For a Plumber!



What can this little guy do to help
this poor girl with her toe caught in a tap?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Oops, Sorry!




Title: Oops, Sorry!
Date: 2015
Size: 12" X 16" (30.4cm X 40.6cm) Canvas Panel/ Board
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £69.00






Do you think this woman has accidentally stepped on and squashed this small shrunken man?


You may also like the similar paintings Can You Handle This Weight? and My Sole Man

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Visual AIDS' Postcards From the Edge
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Friday, January 30th 2015



Visual AIDS' Postcards From The Edge show in New York, USA
This Friday 30th January 2015 is the opening of the Postcards From The Edge exhibition all in support of Visual AIDS.

Visual AIDS uses all of the proceeds that are made from the sale of 4" X 6" postcard style paintings to help those who are suffering from HIV and AIDS and to prevent others from this contacting this terrible disease.





"It's time to plan your weekend now - and make some extra room on your walls - for NYC's most popular art event of the year! At Postcards from the Edge, the artwork is displayed anonymously, and the artist's name revealed only after purchase. All postcard artworks are $85 each (less than a round of cocktails - give or take a martini). It's first-come, first-served, but with over 1600 works on display, you'll find something you love - while supporting the programs of Visual AIDS."



The 4" X 6" painting that I am exhibiting at PFTE is 

Oh No!.

A small man being stepped on by a woman's foot.



Visual AIDS' Postcards From The Edge show in New York, USA"Visual AIDS was founded in 1988 to address the devastation of the AIDS crises on the arts community. Visual AIDS strives to represent a diversity of voices along the HIV spectrum by presenting exhibitions, public events, publications and artist projects to raise AIDS awareness and provoke dialogue... we are poised to contemplate the deep history of art activism, examine current relationships between HIV and art, and position future conversations that are public, inclusive, and accessible"



Visual AIDS' Postcards From The Edge show in New York, USA"Postcards From The Edge is the beloved community benefit for Visual AIDS. Over 1300 original, postcard-sized works are donated by renowned and emerging artists. All works are sold for $85 each - the creative twist is all works are displayed anonymously and the artist's name is only revealed after purchase. Whether you walk away with a piece created by a famous artist or discover someone new, everyone finds something they love at Postcards from the Edge, while supporting the important programs of Visual AIDS."

All quotations are taken from http://www.visualaids.org


The Preview Party
Friday January 30th 2015 with a VIP Preview from 5 to 8pm ($50 VIP admission). 
This is the only opportunity to see the entire exhibition in full and view all exhibited works.

The Postcards from the Edge Benefit Sale
Saturday January 31st January 2015 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday February 1st from 12pm to 4pm (each artwork sold for $85 US).
The Benefit Sale is a first-come, first served. Artist's name is revealed only after purchase.
Cash, check or credit card (MC, VISA or AMEX) are all accepted.

The exhibition takes place at Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, New York, New York, 10011, USA.

Further details on all of Visual AIDS work can be found at www.visualaids.org and more details on the Luhring Augustine gallery at www.luhringaugustine.com.

Or you can contact the Visual AIDS team at:

Visual AIDS, 526 West 26th St., #510, New York, NY, 10001, USA.
(212) 627-9855
info@visualaids.org
www.visualAIDS.org
twitter.com/visual_AIDS
facebook.com/visualAIDS

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Added on Thursday 5th February 2015

The 2015 Postcards from the Edge was fantastic and a massive success, where more than 1,500  people came to see the 1,662 artworks that were on display.

I'm very pleased to say that Oh No! has sold and was purchased and is now owned by a private collector in New Jersey, USA, who wishes to remain anonymous. Shortly after the show, she sent me an email to say how pleased she was with the painting and how she couldn't wait to frame it as she really loved the exciting bold colours and the simplicity and concept of the foot and the shrunken man.

Before the show started on Saturday there was a line of people right down the block waiting for the doors to Luhring Augustine to open. When the doors finally did at 10am, there was a huge rush!
Below are some photos that were taken during Friday's Preview show and of the many people waiting outside in freezing temperatures on the Saturday morning before the sale began.




Left: Many people came on the preview night to see the many artworks on display.


Right: Waiting outside in the freezing cold to make the first purchase.





Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Them, These or Those


A woman sitting on a seat trying on different shoes, sandals and heels



Title: Them, These or Those
Date: 2015
Size: 10" X 12" (25.4cm X 30.5cm) Deep Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black.
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £69.00







A close up of the painting Them, These or Those by L. E. Gav Thorpe