Sunday, November 10, 2019

Cory Snyder Painting by Anstead

Cory Snyder signs prints of my work depicting him
as a member of the Cleveland Indians ca. 1985
on behalf of Sons of Baseball

Cory Snyder - Cleveland
30x24 Acrylics and paper on canvas
© 2019 Stewart Anstead

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bobby Allison/Guest Driver—1972 Laguna Seca—Datsun 510 BRE

Bobby Allison is known for his success in NASCAR but he once raced a Datsun 510 as a guest driver. In the 1972 Laguna Seca Trans Am 2.5 Challenge, he drove the guest #85 car for Peter Brock’s BRE Datsun team. The car has had several minor changes from year to year. This painting features Bobby in the paddocks of Laguna Seca in his authentic racing suit and the BRE is in its authentic livery and configuration for this race.

This painting is completely original image made from many hours of research and is a composite of dozens of images. The intent is to create or re-create a moment that could have existed. To my knowledge, there is no image that exists representing this moment,
16x20 Acrylic on canvas

Monday, September 9, 2019

Blatant Self-Promotion

Adding a roadside presence to my art marketing mix. 

Tougher getting ‘likes’ this way but I’m a fan of actual impressions. 
Getting traction has a whole different meaning. 
Going viral? See the doctor. 
A handshake means physical connection. 
Provide value. Tell real stories. Get a check. Do it again.
Ask for an Anstead.

Thank you #byu marketing degree 1988.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Preserving the Past Through Art

Snowboarding Forbidden Here (Art as preservationist) Here is me holding a tiny photo of the painting by the same name. It features a snowboarder jumping in front of the famous Eley Motor Co. faded sign with a Frontside grab. The painting includes written titles of ski runs in the Park City/Deer Valley area that do not allow snowboarding. (It's a subtle jab at the establishment. Snowboarders like that kind of stuff.) The Eley Motor Co. handpainted sign was on the north-facing wall of the former Kimball Arts Center building. Gray Hospital Style Painted Wall ... Shown in the background of this image. The sign was viewable from the entry of hashtagDavanzas Restaurant on Park Avenue. The building has been acquired and renovated and the awesome sign has been painted over. Worth Preserving ... I have done three paintings that feature this sign. It was a part of early Park City history that had a level of decay that made it the very best example of vintage hand painted signs in the area. Limited edition prints available

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Park City Landmark - National Garage


My friends at High West Distillery holding my featured painting National Garage.
The High West Distillery is housed within the old National Garage building located just off Main Street in Park City.

It features elements of this building as well as some other Park City ephemera.

The horseshoe is hung correctly so that the good luck stays intact.

40x30 Acrylic on Canvas

Aspen Trees