Thursday, June 18, 2015

Limited Time: Thomas Glover W. at Amiro Art +Design

'Shark' by Thomas Glover W.

Thomas Glover W.
Thomas Glover W. was a St Augustine based artist, sculptor, musician and art activist.  He achieved fame through his massive and beautiful stone sculptures and owned the Sculptural Stone and Woodworks Gallery and studio on US1.  Well renowned for his artistic vision, Thomas created his own style that shone through the many mediums he employed.  An avid musician, his hand carved guitar bodies landed in the hands of such notables as country music star Travis Tritt and Florida bluesman Willie Green.

Perhaps his greatest achievement was as the father of the Sculpture Garden on St Augustine Beach.  After a long process of attempting to donate a 14 sculptures to the City of St Augustine and being confounded by red tape, the City of St Augustine Beach took him up on the offer and the Sculpture Garden at Lakeside Park was created.  You can visit Lakeside park at 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, FL. 32080.
'Shark' (detail)

Thomas was a complex man, who loved nature and especially snakes, and was frequently called on to trap and release snakes that made their way from the wild into town. It’s been a little over two years since Thomas died, but his legacy is all over the city that he loved.  His work is carried on by his great love, Marianne Lerbs also a local musician, sculptor and painter.  Every once in a while a rare opportunity to purchase one of Thomas Glover W.’s works.  
We have for a very limited time, one of his larger paintings ‘Shark’.  This visceral work from 1995 shows a dynamic use of color and motion.  The figures in the work are true to Thomas’ style, sharing equal parts of passion and nobility.  This painting will only be available at Amiro Art + Design until the end of the month.  

'Shark' (detail)

'Shark' (detail)

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