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    One of a self-assigned series on great artists and the locations that influenced them, the artist used his extensive longtime map art skills and … Read More
    One of a self-assigned series on great artists and the locations that influenced them, the artist used his extensive longtime map art skills and natural flair for storied portrayals in this 18"x27" watercolor using ink, graphite, charcoal, and vellum on Strathmore paper. It will be featured in a Washington D C exhibit on his work. He cited Van Gogh's last days in Arles and the St. Remy asylum, evoking the artist's mantra, "Paint like a lion devouring its meat"--hence, the "Lion of Arles". Read Less
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Great artists and the locales that inspired and challenged them comprise a thematic series by Mike Reagan that combines his painting and map illustration talents, this one featuring Van Gogh in his last days at Arles in Provence.  Another portrays Gaugin's South Pacific island, and next up is Goya.  Created for the artist's October 2013 exhibit, The Heart of the World, at Washington D C's Alex Gallery.