An art gallery or two...

While we were in Vegas we happen to go through 2 fabulous art galleries.
That is not something we have ever really been into before but Justin and his buddies found one and insisted it was a must see (agreed!) and then we were drawn to another.
The first one was The Peter Lik Gallery.

There is only 1 word to describe his photography and it is AMAZING. You have to actually see his work in person to really appreciate it because the photos online just do not do it ANY justice. He is seriously talented. He is Australian and made history in 2010 when he sold this piece:

"One" for $1,000,000.

Here are some of his other incredible pieces.

If Just and I had a cool mill to spend on art - we would drop it in his gallery in a second. But we may not agree on which one to buy!

He does not use photoshop nor are his pieces "back lit" in his galleries as they appear to be but his colors just pop off the page. We learned while in the gallery that he uses a special paper with "silver highlides" and uses very long exposures. They also brought us into a side room with one of his sunset photos and if you dim the lights slowly it looks like the sun is actually setting in the photo. You MUST see it.

If ever you see a Peter Lik Gallery I really recommend you check it out.
You can also check Peter out on his tv show on The Weather Channel called "From the Edge" or his blog here: Exposed.

The other gallery we checked out was Tom Everhart who is the only other person who has rights to paint "Peanuts" other than Charles Schulz. Tom and Charles were friends and Tom was asked by Charles before he passed to paint some pieces with the Peanuts cartoon as his inspiration.
When Charles Schulz passed away he left the copyright to Peanuts to Tom in his will.

They were super fun and very cute.
There was another artist in this gallery that we also loved by I can't seem to find it..darn.
Anyways enjoy and Happy Thursday!

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Jessica said...

OMG, those photos are breathtaking! I wish I could photograph like that!

Leigh said...

That is crazy what he can do with a camera! If only I could take a picture worth $1 million....sigh, I will keep day dreaming!

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Amazing photos!! I want them all!

Mom said...

They look VERY cool indeed! The peanuts ones are adorable. They just make you smile :)

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Those first pictures are gorgeous!! The second set is so fun. People are incredibly talented!

Keelytm said...

You are so right! The Peter Link art gallery is amazing! I've always wanted to go there but have never made it to Vegas. His photographs practically look like paintings. Like a dream world. It's surreal and incredibly gorgeous!

Rachel W said...

Yes peter is amazing, I went to his gallery in Vegas and was in awe!

Just the Two of US said...

I would so love to go there! Jealous

Whit said...

Love Love Love Peter Lik, both Dust and I do. We go through that gallery when we go to Vegas :) Beautiful stuff!! The second artist has a cool story too :)

Megan said...

Wow, those first pictures really are amazing! The colors are just vibrant and amazing!!

Kae* said...

A-MAZING!!!! :)

krink said...

Awesome pics! I absolutely LOVE art gallery hopping! You see lots of weird stuff, some pretty neat stuff... and occasionally you stumble upon some pretty amazing stuff. You two lucked out.

Rachel and John said...

One of those photots looks like it was taken at my cottage but obviously it wasn't. I love art galleries!
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