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Wines Captured on Canvas

Written By: Katie Silivos
Winding Down, Limited Edition Giclée on canvas

Winding Down, Limited Edition Giclée on canvas

Flavor Artful Living

Thomas Arvid possesses an unerring ability to refine a moment. In doing so he captures our wonder and has become an art world phenomenon. Art Business News credits him with “launching a major art trend…” with his oversized, still life compositions of wine and the rituals surrounding its consumption. Arvid’s images astound viewers with their intricate details and his mastery of light, depth and reflection.

The magic of his painting is in Arvid’s ability to visualize and chronicle an entire scene beyond the frame – to tell a story of enjoyment and the good life. Using lush color and adroit composition, his technically precise, photorealist style is eye-catching. The artistry is in the details: bubbles in the glass, wine-stained corks, shining corkscrews, torn foil, the cascade of wine pouring into a glass…

First Pour, 46 x 13 ¾” Limited Edition Giclée on canvas
First Pour, 46 x 13 ¾” Limited Edition Giclée on canvas

Easy Elegance and Unpretentious Charm

Arvid is passionate about art and wine; a collector of both, he strives to capture the pleasure of a life well lived on each canvas. An Atlanta resident and fresh-faced father of two young boys, the self-taught artist insists that wine should be approachable; his paintings are an embodiment of the casual way that we enjoy wine today. He is an appealing role model for a lifestyle of easy elegance and unpretentious charm.

Arvid’s approach to wine and painting is not surprising, given his background as a Detroit native raised to parlay his inherent artistic talent into a secure job in the industrial complex. Instead, Arvid made the leap into pursuing his art as a career, and with the support of his art historian girlfriend – now wife – and inspiration garnered during a backpacking trip through Europe, he began painting full time.