Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sir Anthony has given us an Artful

The veteran actor, best known for playing Hannibal Lecter in the movie franchise, is also a world-renowned painter and artist. His latest collection is now on display as part of permanent exhibitions. These can be viewed at the Jeff Mitchum Galleries, at the Bellagio and MGM Grand (Las Vegas) and in La Jolla (San Diego). His pieces are acrylic paintings on canvas, selling between $4000 to $80,000.

The 79-year old started painting 12 years ago, thanks to the encouragement of his wife. He admits there is “no meaning” in his paintings. He just creates them and discovers the art along the way – he does not like thinking or analyzing them. He uses paints, acrylics, oils, pens, markers, canvasses, brushes, and tempera bottles. He loves making super colorful art since he was a child, which started from his fascination for church stained glass windows when his father took him to hear mass.
See more of Sir Anthony’s work on display at Jeff Mitchum Galleries.

At this point, Sir Anthony Hopkins has played countless intimidating roles, from the unblinking Hannibal Lecter to the three-piece-suited Dr. Ford in HBO's Westworld. But at 79, he's also growing increasingly prolific in another medium: 

Hopkins has produced more acrylic paintings in recent years than he can count, many which are now on display in two permanent exhibitions at Jeff Mitchum Galleries in Las Vegas, alongside another show this month in Palm Strings.

Even if he never got into this for the money. “It keeps my brain functioning, and it makes me laugh," Hopkins said of his routine on a recent afternoon from his home in Malibu—just like acting or playing the piano, which he also does everyday. Here, he talks art and the prospect of Westworld season two.

We have to admire a man with a positive outlook on the world of painting.
The paintings that you find here, are my personal favorite. Go to the gallery and find your favorite painting by your favorite actor Sir Anthony Hopkins 

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