Expressive Portraits of Rock Legends by Dianne Meinke I Artsy Shark

Artist and musician Dianne Meinke provides a collection that celebrates well-known rock stars. See a lot more of her work by traveling to her web-site.

 

portrait of Steven Tyler by Dianne Meinke

“To Those people that Hold out (S Tyler)” graphite on paper, 11″ x 14″

 

My insatiable thirst for creative imagination started at a young age. I suspect most would assume I’m mad, but I recall becoming in diapers in my parents’ area, rummaging all around in mom’s make-up bag. I could hear Mother on the lookout for me, “Where are you, Dianne?!” Then instantly, she burst into the bedroom only to locate me at the rear of the doorway, finger-painting the wall with her makeup.

 

Artist Dianne Meinke with her Music Awards & Art

Artist Dianne Meinke with her new music awards and art

 

Skipping forward via time and in excess of my musical pursuits which consist of Grammy nominations, prime 40 hits and platinum information allow me go on record—my 1st love was often, and nonetheless is—art. For the duration of earlier durations of my lifetime, I employed my art to boost my songs and usually hoped someday it would reverse. As opposed to my excellent grandfather and terrific uncle, Maximilien Luce & Frederic Luce, each nicely recognized Neo-Impressionist painters, I desired to not be homeless nor rich. I wanted to delight in existence as a skilled artist—not famous—but prosperous in lifestyle encounter.

 

portrait of Jimi Hendrix by Dianne Meinke

“Craziness is like Heaven (J Hendrix)” graphite on paper, 8″ x 10″

 

My musical journey led me to an artist I admired but by no means satisfied in person—Jimi Hendrix. I liked what he achieved and was honored by the point that I was provided the possibility to work with his initial good art collection. This was an possibility I assume most artists I knew would have craved. If you study Jimi’s brother, Leon Hendrix’s guide Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Tale, he mentions realizing of his brother’s deep passion for art. At the time Jimi picked up a guitar, then the relaxation grew to become historical past.

 

portrait of Pink by Dianne Meinke

“True Natural beauty (Pink)” graphite on paper, 18″ x 24″

 

As I recognized it, there was a section of him which quietly and discreetly held on to his first appreciate. Powering stage, in his dressing space or any where he could uncover solace, he put in time on his art. I feel that Jimi experienced the identical passions as I did. On that take note, I could unquestionably relate.

 

portrait of Willie Nelson by Dianne Meinke

Artist Dianne Meinke at perform on The Spirit of the Eyes (W Nelson) graphite on paper, 11″ x 14″

 

For 7 decades I worked with Jimi’s art as a branding artist. This included segmenting substantial resolution scans of his perform, zooming in so near I could visualize his pen strokes. At instances it felt as if Jimi himself was sitting upcoming to me furnishing assistance as I pieced with each other his art into more imagery. Once my deal arrived to an conclude, I felt compelled to use what I experienced learned to go after branding my possess style.

 

portrait by Dianne Meinke

“The Electricity of Love” acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″

 

A dear buddy and art curator, Liane Langford, made available to have my get the job done reviewed. Liane mingled with the artwork and entertainment group which incorporated David Van Gough and this sort of. She released me to her colleagues—a gallery owner and a collector. Her colleagues reviewed my art and gave me valuable opinions to assistance me narrow down my pursuit.

 

portrait by Dianne Meinke

“To Earth with Love” acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″

 

In the overview the gallery operator stated that considering the fact that I was all around the map with my kinds. I essential to locate 1 design which would excite and encourage me but would be recognizable as my function just about every time. So was born my RockArt Collection a assortment which contains an ever-evolving catalog of tunes artists, each painted and sketched, which have influenced me.

 

custom cards and t-shirts by Dianne Meinke

Greeting Playing cards and Wearable Art T-Shirts from artist Dianne Meinke’s RockArt Assortment

 

My artwork is wearable statements about music, love, lifetime and so a great deal much more. This is what excites me and retains me building additional. For me and my enthusiasts, the t-shirts and the greeting playing cards are just as essential as the primary paintings.

 

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