This personalized Christmas gift is created from license plate. The wall decor is a sculpture in the shape of a guitar that tells the story of the family that commissioned Peter Geiger to create the artwork.
When people see my license plate art their wheels start turning. A lot of my clients are music lovers, and this is how they get to combine their love for music and art.
They take their favorite song or band and mix it in with the things that they love to create a unique piece of wall art that speaks to them.
Here's the wall art I created for one of my clients from Wisconsin who is a Pearl Jam lover. He asked me to combine his love for Pearl Jam and the Green Bay Packers to create this unique license plate artwork. One of his favorite songs is Release by Pearl Jam. I featured it down the neck of the guitar sculpture. On the bridge is a phrase from the song, "I'll ride the wave." The band members of Pearl Jam are from Washington so I used vintage Washington state license plates to create this piece. I placed the letters "PJ" around the body because Pearl Jam uses this as a symbol in most of their artwork. I mixed in the Green Bay Packer colors as spacers between the letters to highlight my client's love for the football team.
The Stickman, a symbol immediately recognized by Pearl Jam fans, is prominently on display in the center hole.
Let me know what you think of the piece in the comments. If you would like me to create a unique piece of art for your wall, drop me a line.
You learn something from everyone in life. From these people, I learned how to give back.
Three years ago, I started helping Ray and Erin Evernham with their charity Ignite when Ray, a client, needed some artwork for his annual charity auction. He's a car guy from New Jersey with a racing background. My artwork has helped raise money for this important organization. It really makes me feel great to know that I can make a difference and help out.
I created this piece for Erin and Ray when they recently celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary and Ray's 60th birthday. The license plate art represents their love of racing and the states they are from. They have two kids featured on the sides and a shamrock represents Erin's Irish heritage.
It's a custom, personalized gift that represents a milestone and special occasion. Best wishes to this couple.
I do a lot of art shows around the East Coast, so it was a real nice change to be able to participate in Artsplosure right in Raleigh. It was fun to meet up with many previous clients, as well as folks who had seen articles or news clips about me from Our State Magazine, WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler, UNC-TV, or my story in Southern Living.
It was like a homecoming, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I also would like to thank all the new friends I made here this time. ABC 11 did a nice feature that included an interview with me, which resulted in more than a few people asking about my license plate art on Sunday.
One of the pieces featured in above news clip is my Bruce Springsteen license plate art. The client who ended up purchasing the Bruce Springsteen piece was so happy with it that he sent me a photo of it in its new home.
Thanks, Artsplosure and Raleigh, for another great art show.
I just returned from doing the St. Stephen's Art show in Coconut Grove Miami. The show was packed, and I met a lot of interesting people there.
Hover, my most memorable experience was a client who came into my booth during the weekend, then called me up as I was driving home to purchase this Eric Clapton piece. When I asked him where I should ship it, he told me the address: 461 Ocean Blvd!!!!
That stopped me in my tracks. Anybody who knows Eric Clapton and his albums knows that the 461 Ocean Blvd. album is probably one of his best.
The gentleman told me his family purchased Eric Clapton's house a few years back and have really enjoyed it. He purchased my Eric Clapton artwork because he felt that it was a really great representation of Eric and his work and it should stay with that home.
This is why I love being an artist. I love having these experiences and meeting some amazing people. Everyone has a story to tell.
When you want to say something special with a gift, custom license plate art is the way to go. I create custom gifts that reflect what is special about the recipient on your gift list. They represent who they are, what makes them unique, and tells that story. It's the type of gift you want to give to someone special - even if that special someone is you. Here's my most recent example.
This custom license plate art was created for a client who is an Alabama alum and was looking for a unique piece of artwork. I used vintage Alabama license plates to create this handcrafted license plate artwork. I think you will agree that this one of a kind a gift will light up any room.
What room would you put it in? What story do you want to tell through custom license plate art?
Want the perfect gift for that special Springsteen fan who has everything? This is it!! It's a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted piece of art created using vintage New Jersey tags that tells Bruce's amazing story.
This custom guitar wall art is the perfect gift for the music lover in your life.
Last month I was contacted by a client who found me on Facebook. He asked me to create a custom license plate art piece in a Stratocaster style. He's from NY and has played guitar his whole life.
I always like to conduct an interview with my clients to get a feel for the direction of the project. After his interview I needed something special to tell his unique story. I let it all sit for a few days. Then it hit me: it was time to use my favorite plate.
I keep the BORN2ROC vintage New York tag in my shop. I purchased it almost 4 years ago on Ebay. On our call, I told my client how special it is to me, but that it was time to use it. It complete's his story.
When my daughter found out I was going to use the license plate, she ran outside and took the above photo
He's a New Yorker who plays in a band throughout the year while also being successful at his full time job. He truly is BORN2ROC.
He sent me this picture of it hanging in its new enviroment with this note.
"I love it! Came out great. Thanks so much and for offering the born to roc plate up!" - Paul🎸