Monday, November 10, 2014

Black Friday Sale on

Settlers West Galleries Presents The Great American West

Wyatt Earp in Hollywood

Coming November 22, 2014, Andy Thomas's original oil painting, "Wyatt Earp in Hollywood" will be featured at Settlers West Galleries, The Great American West Auction in Tucson, AZ.

Click here to view the catalog for the Auction. The reception is at 5:30pm, with the purchase drawing at 7pm.

Here is the story on this piece:

Wyatt Earp lived in Los Angeles in his later years and spent some time on the movie sets in Hollywood. He became good friends with William S. Hart and Tom Mix, early cowboy stars. The great director John Ford remembered Earp describing a gun fight to him and even drawing a diagram of the action. Ford used that description to film the fight in My Darling Clementine. The fight is now known as the Gunfight at the OK Corral. The painting depicts Earp describing the scene as Ford, Hart and Mix listen. The movie front in the background is actually Fremont Street in Tombstone, as the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday, walk down to confront the cowboys. Also listening is a young prop hand who, in his own film career, used Earp's mannerisms for his own portrayals of tough western characters.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Feature Friday on Facebook
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Feature Friday

We are now offering you a chance to win some wonderful Andy Thomas items, or receive an item at 50% off in our Feature Friday hosted on Facebook!

We will host a bi-weekly giveaway of an Andy Thomas item on Facebook.
The Friday's in between, we will offer a featured item at 50% off!

Here's how it works:

'Like' Andy Thomas on Facebook.
Look for the Feature Friday Post, which will happen every Friday morning.
For Giveaways: Like & Comment for your chance to win.
For 50% off: Follow the link posted on FB to receive your item at 50% off.

Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Saturday morning!

24 Years of this Journey

Wow, it is almost 24 years to the day that Andy and I began building his art career full-time. We both knew that one day we would both end up not working 'jobs' and together, we would attempt this venture, it just happened a little bit earlier than we thought.

So, at that time, we took the leap with the thought that we could always go back to 'jobs' if we fell flat on our faces. Or, if we had dry times we both agreed we would go and flip burgers for awhile. It is so hard to believe 24 years have passed. There have been bumps in our professional road, some good, some not. But with every bump, we have learned a thing or two about art and business.

I am ready to see where this road brings us during the next years. With Andy always learning how to be a better artist and myself learning to be better on the business side, it should be quite interesting.