Norma Jeane Mortenson was born on June 1, 1926 into a broken home in Los Angeles, California. She married three times, the first at just sixteen years of age. Her first husband, Jim Dougherty, was a neighbor. The marriage didn’t last long. After a brief stint as a model, Norma Jeane changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and had her first taste of Hollywood fame in The Asphalt Jungle (1950). FramedArt’s selection of Marilyn Monroe prints spans her career. No star has ever burned as brightly, before or since.
Billy Jacobs is a prolific contemporary American artist specializing in rural landscapes. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Ohio, where the rural surroundings of his childhood subsequently inspired his artwork later in life. Farms and barns are prevalent in his work.
Most of Billy’s watercolor paintings are faithful renderings of actual locations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. His painting career has its roots in folk art. Billy’s rural landscape prints have garnered a great deal of acclaim over the past decade. His distinctive, folksy style is infused with timeless charm.
Let’s kick it off with a quick trip to Miami Beach! Our selection of framed Miami artwork includes well over a hundred renderings in a wide range of styles. The gallery features an extensive selection of panoramic photographs of Miami and Miami Beach, with cityscapes, beach scenes, and many compositions that depict the region’s classic neon-lit hotels. Notable artists include Didier Lourenco, Maria Lobo, Marlene Watson, and Kimberly Allen, with photographs from Jerry Driendl and Fred Grams.
Here are ten of our favorite pieces of Miami Art:
Vespa in Miami by Didier Lourenco
This whimsical “Vespa in Miami” print is one of a handful of images by Didier Lourenco in our Miami Art gallery. A pair of tourists wowed by Miami Beach’s architecture, ride past the city’s most famous Art Deco hotels, while the occupants of a convertible in the next lane look aghast at the Vespa pilot’s inattention to the road ahead. If you’re a fan of Didier’s humorous style, you’ll be pleased to know that the FramedArt.com gallery contains over eighty pieces of his artwork.
Kids of all ages love prehistoric creatures and the FramedArt.com dinosaur artwork collection includes an ever-growing flock of whimsical illustrations in a wide range of styles. In this installment of the Gallery Tour Blog, we’ll dive into the archives in search of multiple image sets from of our favorite artists that produce dinosaur art for children. This tour highlights our website’s interactive custom framing and matting tool’s ability to mix and match materials and colors to every room’s decor. Clicking on the artist’s name will bring you to their complete collection while clicking on the artwork will bring you directly to that specific piece. You’ll find endless possibilities …
The Dinosaur artwork collection from June Erica Vess includes graphic illustrations of the ever-popular Stegosaurus, Triceratops, T-Rex, and Brontosaurus rendered with bright primary colors in a cartoon-like style. Her Playtime Dino series is equally fun with less vibrant colors and her playful Rub-A-Dub Dino series is ideal for display in a children’s bathroom.