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Excellent Birds

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Kevin Sloan

As soon as I spotted the fanciful painting above, I was hooked. I love all the details from the beauty of the bird to the weight of the suitcases to the humor of the butterfly. Thanks to my newly-acquired internet sleuthing skills (thanks, “Catfish!”), I learned that this is the fantastical artistic vision of Coloradoan painter, Kevin Sloan. When I went looking for more of his work, I was equally blown away by the hefty prices his work fetches. Good for him!

Because his subjects are both realistic and surrealistic, and all have a touch of the absurd, his work has been dubbed “allegorical realism.”

And don’t worry. If you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on art, you can still enjoy his work as a jigsaw puzzle!

You can look at all of Sloan’s glorious paintings on his website, you can purchase prints of his work in his shop, and you can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

All images property of Kevin Sloan.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “Excellent Birds

  1. Well…How fun and creative can one get. These are wonderful. My fav is all the butterflies around the world on a string.

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  2. What fun art. Love it Hal

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  3. I might need to buy a puzzle!

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  4. These are magnificent! Suddenly wish I had a million dollars to spare.

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  5. Hey….Don’t you want to see these pieces in person? 😉

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  6. These are fun. They have the feel of 18th and 19th Century Natural History studies but with a contemporary twist and sense of humour.

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  7. Take a look at one of my favorite artists. I like these, but I think Phill’s work is even better. http://psingerart.com/

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  8. OMG! I would love to have X-ray vision just so I could see inside this man’s brain. Can you imagine?! LOL. Love that whimsical elephant, especially!!

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