What You'll Get
Today’s side deal revives the art-patronage system of old and covers the hole your pet sea turtle chewed in the wall as it searched for saltwater. For $160, you get to commission a custom 2 foot by 2 foot abstract painting from M. Bolton Art (a $400 value). Local artist Michael Bolton will paint your vibrant, one-of-a-kind, abstract image with acrylic on wood panel in his charming studio in University City. If you’d rather not wait on a commissioned piece, or you simply want to see before you buy, you can use the $400 value of your Groupon to purchase an existing piece of art from Michael’s studio.
The commissioning process begins with a consultation either in person or over the phone (depending on your preference), during which you’ll have a chance to chat with Michael and let him know what you’re looking for in a painting, what kind of theme you’d like to see reflected in the work, and the color scheme you’d like the painting to have. After your consultation, Michael will use his artistic eye to interpret your vision into an acrylic objet d'art fit for hanging. Once your painting is finished, you can stop by Michael’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.
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 18, 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.