Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Be Original - Buy Original

With dozens of catalogs and e-blasts filling our mailbox and inbox everyday it's easy to get caught up in the "what's hot now" web of style. Sadly enough, today's trends quickly turn into yesterday's has been's and soon end up as dusty inhabitants living in our attics, closets and garages.

Each and everyone one of us is uniquely different and we have our own styles. We express ourselves, through clothing, cars, pets, music...the list is endless. The same goes for our homes. They are extensions of our self expression. So why be like everyone else when it comes to the way we decorate? Why hang the same print that thousands of others have hanging on their walls?  Be original, get creative, and purchase a one-of-a-kind work of art. You don't have to spend a lot of money, or travel to a big city, original art and artists can be found in virtually every neighborhood, at every social gathering, and with the help of the internet the possibilities are endless! Next time you are in the market for something new and different, be the talk of town...

© Some for You, More for Me
Acrylic on Canvas
4" x 4"

© Moment of Time
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12" 

© Invisible

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Abstract Paintings for Corporate Spaces

Mike Hale and Co. is back to blogging! It's been a busy couple of months, with commissions coming in and more prospects on the horizon, so we want to keep everyone in touch with what's happening in the studio. 

Everyone knows how vast and vacant corporate interiors can be. Office space with stark, blank hallways tend to feel cold, unfinished and uninviting.

Fortunately, Mike Hale has just the solution...original artwork!

 ©2010 By Mike Hale
This 2 panel, 48" x 48" acrylic and mixed media painting does just the trick by brightening up this office space located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania!

 ©2010 By Mike Hale
Because art can be very subjective and sometimes challenging to pin down, Mike Hale first presents customers with smaller versions of paintings to help with the decision making process.

©2010 By Mike Hale
With rave reviews, the painting successfully transformed the corporate interior into an inviting, warm and interesting area.  Although the photographs do not show the entire office environment, the soft colors, textures and movement of this piece compliment the designer's choice of carpet, furniture and wall colors.

Mike Hale works extraordinarily well within all budgets, both corporate and residential. He has produced pieces as small as 4" x 4" and as large as 8' x 8'. He is open to commissioned work as well as "go wild and have fun" paintings. So, if you have just the space or are looking for that unique and creative gift, give us a shout!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Elvis Presley's 75th Birthday

Who "Can't Help Falling in Love" with Elvis Presley, and today being his 75th birthday we celebrate with a few of Mike Hale's works based on this cultural pop icon.

In the 1990's Mike Hale created a one-man show entitled "Heartbreaker". The exhibition featured paintings of Elvis throughout his life, as well as icons that hung upon the wall or rested on tall pedestals. A large heart-shaped, rose-covered portrait of Elvis included a satin kneeling pillow for those who wanted to pay homage to The King of Rock and Roll. Guests were given a small bouquet of live flowers to place upon their favorite piece and were treated to his favorite foods including peanut butter and banana sandwiches!

"The King"
4' x 6' 
©1998 by Mike Hale

Gemstone encrusted and gold-leafed, "The King", showcases Elvis as grand as he can be. The painting was based upon an image of Elvis taken a few days before his death and was chosen to travel both nationally and internationally in the show "Elvis + Marilyn 2X Immortal".

Elvis and The Visitors
©2009 by Mike Hale

Happy Hunk-A-Hunk-A Birthday Elvis!