What You'll Get
For centuries, Americans and a handful of Kiwis believed that only the richest astronauts and the most consummate tea-drinkers could afford to be art patrons. Today’s Groupon dispels the myth while dressing up your domicile: $40 gets you a 1 foot by 1 foot commissioned abstract painting from M. Bolton Art, a $100 value. If the pressure of commissioning your own artwork gives you Commissioner's Block or you prefer to look before you buy, you can also apply the $100 value of your Groupon toward any of the pre-existing works for sale at Michael Bolton’s studio in University City.
Your commission begins with a personal meeting with the artist, either in person or over the phone, depending on your preference. During your consultation, you’ll discuss the theme and color scheme of the painting. Whether you’d like a gift that encompasses the essence of your Aunt Thelma’s favorite lace dress or a piece for your serene bedroom that draws the eye away from the police chalk outline, Bolton will interpret your desires to create an original work of abstract art. Once your painting is finished, you can stop by Bolton’s studio to pick it up on weekday evenings between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., or between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on weekends.
Unlike the tenor known for his soft rock ballads and curly mane of yesteryear, local artist Michael Bolton is known for his vibrant abstract paintings on wood panel with acrylic. Expressing a range of moods from dark to playful, Bolton’s artwork can incorporate informal patterns as well as abstract landscape interpretations done in collaboration with a local photographer. As custom artwork requires time to make, please call ahead to schedule your painting.
Check out this interview with Michael Bolton by Art Underground (STL) to learn more about the painter.
Art Milk also endorses the artist, saying:
- [Bolton] focuses on the texture and flow of his art, creating geometric designs with brilliant color combinations. If you’re ever in the St. Louis area, I suggest looking him up. – Jaime, Art Milk
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must call within 1 year to commission your painting. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.