AFA represents Tom Everhart exclusively in New Orleans and Las Vegas. The artist was at AFA of Manhattan on May 18th, 2013 for the unveiling of his latest exhibition, Rollin with the Homies. View the exhibition here.
ABOUT THE ARTIST | The larger-than-life paintings of Tom Everhart straddle the line between the comfortably familiar and a new way of seeing. As the only artist licensed to use the Peanuts™ characters in his art, Everhart utilizes the instantly recognizable image of Snoopy to communicate a new sensibility – one that is at once accessible and exotic. “I want my work to be very inviting,” he explains. “I want people to see the attraction in it, and be lured in.”
The element that originally brought Everhart to Schulz was a fascination with the “brilliant architecture of Schulz’s black ink line” and its potential for monumental shifts in tone and scale. Everhart’s love of Schulz’s line – and his remarkable ability to capture it with his own vivid interpretation – impressed Schulz and launched a friendship that continued until Schulz’s death in 2000. “I had this collaboration with Charles Schulz,” Tom says, “and since his death that collaboration has ended. I want to keep the work growing, because keeping the work growing means that it’s alive.”
Everhart is constantly in search of what he calls, “the evolution of the mark.” From the expressionist slashes of his early works, to the prismatic dots of the last few years, to the sculptural tendencies of his most recent art, Everhart’s strengths have remained an unmatched eye for color and a willingness to experiment with textures and surfaces. Additionally, in the medium of fine art lithography, Everhart has mastered achieving subtle transparencies and reflective light from hand-mixed inks. His limited-edition lithographs are stunning examples of the quality and nuances of color possible with lithography.Everhart’s paintings have been exhibited in Museums and galleries worldwide, including the Louvre (Paris, France), Museu da Cidade (Lisbon, Portugal), Suntory Museum (Osaka, Japan), and the Charles M. Schulz Museum (Santa Rosa, CA).