Thursday, December 26, 2013

Artist Spotlight - Ed Wheeler's Santa Claus

American artist Ed Wheeler's whimsical santa series brings a smile to my face.  He skillfully inserts pictures of himself as Santa in famous works of art, creating a  'santa intervention' in these paintings that we know so well.  Brilliant!  I love that by looking at these pieces in a new way, I also notice other details that I hadn't before.  What a great way to study the masters again!  

The Philadelphia Museum of Art displayed Ed's paintings this month and they now sells his Santa Classics cards.  You can buy them here.  Be sure to visit Ed's website to see his entire Santa portfolio, as well as his other works.  I'm certain you'll be glad you did!

To learn more about Ed Wheeler's process in creating these pieces, check out this great article:

Thank you for making me smile today Ed!

Images via:  Ed Wheeler

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