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After the overwhelming response to the previous “Name the Painting” contests for Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Roy Buchanan, Ronnie Earl and Billy Gibbons, my good friend and world-renowned artist Tom Noll is back at it again with Irish blues-rock guitar legend Rory Gallagher on his canvas!
Rory’s influence spread through the generations – from Slash to Johnny Marr, from U2’s The Edge to Queen’s Brian May, and onto The Manics’ James Dean Bradfield – any aspiring player who encountered him was bound to be energized or transformed.
In 2010, Gallagher was ranked #42 on Gibson.com’s List of their Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.
Gallagher was also listed on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, ranked at 57th place.
Jimi Hendri was once asked: “So…whats it like being the best guitarist in the world?”
…to which he replied: “I dont know you’d have to ask Rory Gallagher that question”.
In the years that have passed since Rory Gallagher’s death, aged 47 on June 14 1995, his true stature has become ever more clear. This soft spoken Irishman, characterised by his flowing locks and trademark working man stage clothes, was far from ordinary. Gallagher was a self taught virtuoso who forged a musical revolution in his native land, shunned the traps of fame and stardom yet became a universally acclaimed international folk hero.
Rory Gallagher died too young with much still to achieve and offer but the wealth and quality of the material he produced in his lifetime insures his ever questing, hungry spirit lives on.
Here is the “sketch” that Tom Noll created which captures the emotion of Rory’s music and is the inspiration for Tom’s newest painting!
Tom estimates the Rory Gallagher painting will take another 1-2 weeks to complete (progress shots will be posted on his web site – CLICK HERE), with prints of the original oil painting available … IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!!
The artprints are super high quality giclees, which utilize fade resistant UV archival inks. They’re produced from the original oil painting, and are rolled and shipped in a rigid tube along with a certificate of authenticity. The prints are perfect for matting and framing, and will be a memorable addition to any room.
The 27″x19″ prints can be pre-ordered at the introductory price of $239.00 (plus $8.00 to ship within the USA; $12.50 internationally)
Take a look at the “Creative Bone ArtWorks” Official Web Site and browse Tom’s extensive gallery of “Art That Rocks” which includes many guitar players like Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, David Gilmour, B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Les Paul, Johnny Cash, Gary Moore, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Roy Buchanan, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits and Billy Gibbons. There you will find information about pricing, sizes and other info on Tom’s creative artwork.
GuitarDaddy Tip: Pre-Order your Rory Gallagher print by contacting Tom directly. Pre-ordering will allow you to reserve a low-numbered print and to receive your print much faster.
“This painting captures Rory in a classic pose playing his signature Fender Stratocaster. I’m looking forward to the Guitar Buzz readers coming up with some great name suggestions!” Thanks…Tom
SO HOW DOES THE CONTEST WORK?
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER THIS CONTEST IS LEAVE A COMMENT TO THIS POST WITH YOUR SUGGESTION FOR A NAME OF THE RORY GALLAGHER PAINTING!
TOM WILL SELECT THE OFFICIAL NAME OF THE PAINTING FROM THE COMMENT ENTRIES AND THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A FREE PRINT OF THE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING!
ANOTHER TIP: Be Creative! Don’t just suggest the name of one of Rory’s songs… try to capture the spirit of the image!
Tom’s Promise: If you are the winner of the contest and you also pre-ordered a print, your money will be refunded! So go ahead and CONTACT TOM at Tom@TomNoll.com to pre-order now!
CLICK HERE TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENT!
“I love these NAME THE PAINTING contests! They are so inspirational to me!”
- Tom Noll, owner of Creative Bone Artworks
Also, keep checking back to TheGuitarBuzz.com for contest updates!
Note: In the case of duplicate submissions, the person who suggested the name first will have claim to that name. Also note, the winner will forfeit any and all rights to the name to Tom Noll if it is selected to be the winner.