Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Fox 11 Los Angeles Interview with Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew

Still shot of Adam Carolla being interviewed on Fox 11 TV in Los Angeles.
My paintings are seen behind him. They are depictions of Paul Newman and Bobby Allison. Adam is a collector of specific racecars and owns these two cars.
This interview is promoting his new book "I'm Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke No Joke Culture" which is available on Amazon: 

The full interview with he and Dr. Drew can be found here:

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Answering the Question - Well it didn't sprout legs and just walk away

If you’ll swipe left you will see another early painting.
This one was part of a public showing of 5 of my pieces in a nice business office ... And THIS ONE was stolen right off the wall!

Simultaneously a great compliment and also a made me angry.
PRO: Someone thought my work was worth acquiring enough to steal it. That’s the best critique I could have.

CON: However, why did they steal JUST ONE?! What was wrong with the other pieces? Not worth your time?

I filed a police report and they told me that there had been other art stolen in the county recently. They expected they were fenced by the perps for drugs. Again with the perps and the drugs.
The good news was that two years later, it was recovered.

It was the subject of a tv news story and a few articles. You can read about it at the links below:




#askforananstead #virtualgallery #parkcity #covid #shelterinplace #artcollector #arttheft #stayhome

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Evidently the Asian Underworld Likes My Stuff



This is a painting with a storied past.
Trattoria Dolce Vecchio  30x40 acrylic on canvas

It was one of the first paintings I created at the start of my career.
It was painted in the fall of 2000 while in my first studio; the historic Harrington School in American Fork.

I entered this painting in an art competition. It won best of show.
That helped me believe I could actually paint for profit and have enjoyed painting since.

I started selling art on eBay and put this piece up for sale.
It had a bidder quickly and when the auction ended, I had a sale. $10,000 plus shipping.
They made the purchase via credit card (before the widespread use of PayPal for protection).
It had a buyer in Indonesia and the money was received via a merchant account.

It was crated up and shipped to Jakarta.

Then I received word that the purchase was made through a stolen credit card. Oh no! The money was pulled back but I had already shipped the painting!

I filed a police report.

I tracked the cargo online. It had shipped from the port of Los Angeles and it had traveled as far as Hong Kong, but had not been delivered yet to the buyer. That was good news. I made some calls and arranged to have it shipped back from the Hong Kong warehouse.

The police followed the trail and informed me that this fraud behavior was certainly due to drug traffickers. They "buy" art through stolen cards and then sell them for real currency to finance their nefarious deeds.

The painting was returned in perfect shape and it hangs proudly in my home.

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.