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Art Print Notes:
There’s just something about a classic Chevy like this 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. The shape of them.. it’s all so filled with mid-century optimism and design sense. And it probably doesn’t hurt that I grew up hearing tales about the classic Chevy’s my grandfather owned. He wasn’t a car aficionado. Simply he relied on having a reliable car to deliver his rural mail route for over 40 years. And he traded often so there were a string of classic Chevy Bel Airs in my mother’s childhood. Having grown up hearing about them, my eyes go to them as soon as I spot one still out on the highway.
I know there were other awesome cars from the 1950’s but there’s a reason that “See the USA in your Chevrolet” has stuck in the American psyche for so long after that particular ad campaign. They are forever fused with America in the Fifties. These classic cars were artwork unto themselves.
Today’s cars by comparison all look so much alike. There’s some irony in that. The Classic Chevy and its brethren were inspired by the dawn of the jet age. Everything looked sleek and aerodynamic. Today’s cars have been wind tunnel tested and designed for maximum efficiency and that pretty much makes them all look the same. Aerodynamics doesn’t care if you’re a Chevy or a Ford!
For this two tone blue classic Chevy artwork, I wanted a backdrop that could be any American city rather than a specific place or time. Mainly I wanted all eyes to be where they should be on the beautiful lines of, in this case, a 1956 Chevrolet in all its glory. I’m hoping to do more of these as time goes by. I love illustrating those wonderful classic lines and there’s something almost zen to it for me.
What is it that brought you to this particular piece of classic car art? Did you once own a 56 Chevy? Maybe it’s because it’s connected with a significant year in your life? Or do you just love classic cars in general and want to surround yourself with them? I hope you’ll pause a moment to share your story and thoughts on this Classic Chevy artwork.
Wonder what past print buyers think?
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
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.
…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!
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
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!
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
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.
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.
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
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.
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
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.
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
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! 🙂
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
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.
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
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!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
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