|Outsmarted, 18" X 24" 2009|
|First View of Florence, 24" x 30" 2007|
If vintage toys set your heart a-racing, as they do mine, I'm pretty certain you will love the work of Jonathan Queen.
Queen uses antiques, vintage objects, wooden boxes and photos as props to set the stage in his realistic, narrative oil paintings. Look closely and you will see that in the right setting, toys can become complex characters with a deeper story to tell.
"Leaving the World Behind" is one of my favourites, along with "Beeline". I advise you to spend a good five minutes browsing his portfolio, I'm sure you'll find something that will make you smile.
Queen is represented in the States by Miller Gallery and a few of his paintings ( 1 & 3 shown above) are also available as prints here.
Thanks for the tip Andrea / Flannery O' Kafka.
© Jonathan Queen Fine Art