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Art Print Notes:
In the 1950’s there seemed to be one car that rising stars got to signal they had arrived, and it was the now-classic Cadillac. And there’s probably none that remains as famous as Elvis’ pink Cadillac. And as any Elvis aficionado no doubt knows Elvis had multiple pink Cadillacs – two in the 1950’s. His first pink Cadillac was a 1954 that was lost to a roadside fire. The second was a 1955 that was originally blue with a black roof. He had it repainted a custom pink color for which he coined the name Elvis Rose. This was the car that he famously gave to his mother who never learned to drive a car. This was the car that Elvis would drive for the rest of the 1950’s. Both of the 1950’s Cadillacs served to carry Elvis and his band to shows.
The background story behind Elvis’ famous pink Cadillac probably is all you need to understand the inspiration for this particular classic car artwork. This was one I had a lot of fun with. In some ways it’s a sparse image. A brick wall, an old stage door, and a 1950’s pink Cadillac are the main features, but the one that, for me, it’s the coup de grace is the single guitar case leaning against the fender. The musical angle frames everything else! Whose guitar case is that?
I like to leave things open for interpretation, and I’ve been amazed at how many other famous 1950’s musicians this artwork has reminded viewers of. In fact, it almost makes me feel guilty to say that my inspiration was one specific person. I love that art can be in the eye of the beholder! If this reminds you of someone else entirely, then run with it! After all, in some respects Elvis’ story is the story of America in the 1950’s when rock n roll grew out of Rhythm and Blues. It was a period when Rockabilly was big and there were hopeful musicians driving from show to show hoping for their big break.
So whoever this Elvis inspired art reminds you of, enjoy it! Maybe you enjoyed this print simply because you love classic cars or you’re a musician who loves the history of the era? Whatever drew you to this particular piece of art, I’m glad you enjoy it and I hope you’ll pause for a moment to tell me what drew you to this particular piece of art!
Wonder what past print buyers think?
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
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 got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
…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!
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
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!
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.
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.
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
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.
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
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!!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
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