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Looking for vivid artwork that isn’t of the off-the-shelf variety? The art you’ll find here is often colorful and always memorable. Let your neighbors buy art off-the-rack while the art you choose will make a statement and express your individual style.
- Gallery quality Giclée print
- Individually made to your order
The fine art prints on Beautiful World Art are available as ready to frame paper prints, ready to hang framed wall art, canvas prints and more.
Art Print Description:
When I first developed an interest in art, I began a quest to capture local landmarks for my own art series. As I began seeking out Atlanta area landmarks there was absolutely zero question that The Big Chicken, pictured here, was on the list. This roadside attraction been a fixture in Marietta, one of Atlanta’s nearer suburbs, since the 1960’s. And from a personal perspective, it was one of the first landmarks I had visited with friends when I moved to Atlanta in the late 90’s. Besides, I have always loved quirky roadside attractions of this vintage. Don’t you?
The Big Chicken is a piece of novelty architecture which was originally built in 1963 to advertise what was then Johnny Reb’s Chick, Chuck and Shake restaurant. In 1974 it became part of the KFC chain. In more recent years there were threats to move the landmark chicken to Smyrna. A public uproar followed and the Big Chicken was renovated and seems destined to remain a Marietta icon.
If you’ve lived in or near Marietta, you’ll no doubt know that people routinely gives directions based on their proximity to the Big Chicken, i.e. turn left at the Big Chicken, or a mile north of the Big Chicken, etc. That definitely qualifies as a landmark don’t you think? There’s no question that giant red chicken with the roadside Americana qualities is part of the local lore today.
My rendition of this local landmark includes a layered vintage feel to really capture the nostalgia and timeless nature of this retro-cool little corner of the Atlanta area. My Big Chicken is an interesting art piece whether you hail from Marietta or you, like me, love kitschy mid-century Americana.
Wonder what past print buyers think?
I got my prints today! I had them done on wood and I love them! Mark was so kind to work with me on what I wanted!
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
I purchased this pair of Tisdale artwork (Dawn Divides and Contemplating Life) for a wedding gift. The couple are getting married this summer in a facility on the Chattahoochee in Roswell, GA. This pair of photos on canvas is going to mean so much to them. I could not be more pleased to give them as a gift to my son and new daughter-in-law.
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
I gifted my father with this piece (Troy’s Snack Shack Print) and he loves it! He thought the man in the doorway was him.
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
Beautiful! Love it! Five stars!!! Many thanks! 🙂
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
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I’m Mark Tisdale, a local Georgia artist whose journey started with a love of travel and a desire to capture the beautiful places I saw. It’s a path that has changed my life in ways I never would have imagined. I feel quite fortunate to have found creative outlets and work I love to do. I have been working as an artist for over a decade and I have supported myself as a full time artist for eight years and counting.
If you have any questions about my artwork or if you’re looking for something specific, please don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions, art requests, or comments.