"This painting is of Trombone Shorty. He is one of my favorite local jazz artist in the New Orleans area. He has been in the Jazz Fest many times and he also graced the cover of the Jazz Fest Poster one year. This painting's background is bright pink with The Mardi Gras colors splattered around the edges of the paintings."
- Kevin Munster
Prints are produced on demand on either mounted wrapped canvas or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilitiesilities.
“I love how the painting starts to come to life from an idea with each brushstroke.”
Kevin Edrick Munster is a self-taught artist who finds inspiration in the culture of his hometown, New Orleans. After facing significant loss - including the destruction of his life’s artwork - in Hurricane Katrina, Kevin embarked on a mission to recapture the beauty of New Orleans and its residents through his paintings. Creating art has also helped Kevin increase his self-confidence. Just as Kevin’s art illustrates the resilience of the people of New Orleans, Kevin is optimistic that he can “bounce back and get back on [his] feet” by creating and selling art.
“One challenge or struggle that I have dealt with is facing the fact that I have a disability. I am an educated person that fell on hard times to my long struggle with my disability. I had a hard time dealing with the stigma that goes along with it. I’m now more aware that there are many others that live with the same disabilities that I have. My art allows me to creatively express myself.”
Kevin has loved making art since he was a young child. He originally learned how to draw from his grandfather and would spend his free time sketching superheroes. After Hurricane Katrina, Kevin’s first painting depicted a costumed Mardi Gras float rider in front of a blighted house in Louisiana. This painting inspired him to create more images of New Orleans and its residents. He writes, “I find myself constantly brainstorming new ideas to work on.”
Kevin is proud to hold a master’s degree in education, and he works diligently to dispel stereotypes surrounding disabilities. Creating art has given Kevin a greater sense of peace about his situation and makes him feel empowered.
“My art allows me to creatively express myself.”
Our Fine Art Paper and Photo Paper are OBA-free acid-free, 310gsm, bright white water-resistant paper made from 100% cotton. The fine art paper is a premium, flat, textured canvas paper. Our Mounted Canvas is a polycotton blend matte canvas using a pH coating that is optical brightener additive-free, acid-free, and whitening agent-free.
Each of our frames are hand built upon order to fit each piece. fine art paper and photo paper prints are framed with classic contemporary authentic wood measuring 1¼” w x ¾” h with a ⅝” rabbet with glass covering and optional white matting. Our mounted canvas prints are framed in floating authentic wood measuring ⅝” w x 2” h with a 1 ¾” rabbet.
Prints and frames are made to order and ship from within 2-5 business days of your purchase via UPS from California. If your prints arrive damaged please let us know and we will correct them for you.
From $ 225.00
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