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Willie Nelson Art, at the Museum Art Hotel (New Zealand)

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015


90 Cable Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand


Stephen Martyn Welch (Auckland)
TITLE:  Willie Nelson
MEDIUM:   Oil on Canvas

Stephen is regarded as one of NZ’s most promising portrait artists.

The strength in his work is his ability to be a compassionate observer and portray the humanity and personality of his subject. Stephen questions and concentrates on identity, culture and circumstance through portraiture. He attempts to reveal the mood and the real personality of the subject sitting before him.

In 2008/2009 Stephen hosted a television show ‘The Sitting’ on TVNZ’s Channel 6 where he painted portraits of NZ celebrities as he interviewed them.


Willie Nelson Art

Saturday, September 26th, 2015


Thanks so much to Stewart Patton, for sharing pictures of his latest Willie Nelson wooden sculpture.  Stewart is a collector, and has a growing, unique collection of Willie Nelson, and other musicians, art.


Willie Nelson Fashion Art

Friday, September 18th, 2015


During Wednesday evening’s Republican debates, some of the hopefuls admitted to America that not only had they “tried weed,” but that theirstances on drug policy was the least offensive of all their platforms. “I think if we left it open, we could see how many people smoked pot in high school,” said Rand Paul, unlikely proponent of drug policy reform. “Forty years ago I smoked marijuana, and I admit it,” declared Jeb Bush, the square of the family. Even the most conservative white men in America are speaking almost fondly of the relaxation herb. So at this cultural moment, it’s so fitting that fashion is feting some of America’s stoniest fellows by alluding to their styles or more directly creating homages to their lives.

Mara Hoffman, a stony gal herself, dedicated her Spring 2015 line to Willie Nelson, pot Jesus. With a fantastical backdrop of the blue sky opening up on a rolling golden wheatfield, like Nelson she seemed to advocate the idea that getting lifted is American as apple pie or, more specifically, as American as our national anthem—“spacious skies” and “amber waves of grain.”

Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney: Fashion Week's Stony Bro Inspo

The models wore Willie’s signature braids-and-bandanna, an easy as hell beauty note, and very minimal makeup; their easy wheat-patterned maxi-dresses and denim jackets were both a gestural and literal interpretation of Willie Nelson’s salt-of-the earth Texas estilo. And sometimes she swapped out wheat for star-spangled tops, alluding to ‘70s American idealism, a little hippie, a little hopeful, on the road again realness. (No one smoked a J on the runway, though, so I have to shave off half a point for that.)

Over at Tommy Hilfiger, though, the stoniest notions came from Americans decamping to the Caribbean, as he feted the “Island Life” of icons like Jimmy Buffett and (my favorite) Kenny Chesney. Complete with an actual river, canoe, and sand on the set (“Gowanus runway,” Clover called it) Hilfiger envisioned getting away from it all in floral tops, loose crocheted bikinis and sandals—because nothing is wavier than dressing like a hackeysack. He was also getting very serious about allowing us to purchase designer drug rugs.

Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney: Fashion Week's Stony Bro Inspo

Kenny Chesney’s fan club is called “No Shoes Nation.” The soundtrack was more specifically reggae-inspired, but definitely the same thing Kenny and Jimmy listen to while they’re chilling in the Virgin Islands (or Montauk). It was maybe going for “Island Life,” as a satin jacket said, but it translated more as the Continental vacationers who go there to escape rather than the actual culture of people who actually live in the Caribbean. In other words: perfect Buffett style.

Bonus: Coach’s weed ladies who look like they wanna read your palm, then sell you some real estate (also in Montauk).

Spark it up, ladies. Stoner chic is very hot.

‘Blue Skies, shining on me,’ — Willie Nelson at Fashion Week 2015

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Take a look at any of Mara Hoffman’s designs, and you know that she’s all about uninhibited imagination. As a Parsons School of Design graduate and a CFDA member, she clearly has the designer chops to create compelling garments, but it’s her refreshing bohemian flare that sets her apart from the crowd. Oh, and also her covetable swimwear, which the likes of Jessica Simpson, Jenna Dewan-Tanum and Kourtney Kardashian  have all been spotted wearing.This spring 2016 season, Mara’s whipped up another dreamy and free-spirited collection inspired by none other than Willie Nelson (and more precisely, his “Blue Skies” track and those famous braids). For all the scoop on the new collection, read on to hear straight from Mara herself.
read entire article here
What was your first job in fashion?
I had internships throughout college but I started my company my first year out of school, so I was my first real job.

What was your first New York Fashion Week like?
I was doing off-site shows and drum circles—they were creative and out there.

When designing your line this season, what were you sources of inspiration?
Willie Nelson!

Do you have any rituals or superstitions you always follow the day of your runway show?
I burn sage or Palo Santo backstage for their energetically cleansing and healing properties.

When do you pick out your own outfit for your runway show? And what do you usually like to wear?
I typically like to create something new for myself, my husband, and my son from the same fabric – if you know us, we’re a matching kind of family. It works for us.

Describe your upcoming collection in three words: Sunny, funny, money.

How do you pick music for your runway shows? Is there an artist/song you’ve always wanted to feature?
I work closely with an amazing music dude, Ben Brunnemer. He’s been our guy for years—he creates the best show playlists. My artist and song for this season are Willie Nelson and his 1978 rendition of “Blue Skies.”

Willie Nelson Art

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015


Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Willie Nelson Art: Duct Tape Sculpture

Sunday, September 6th, 2015


Rob Tobin and his Willie Nelson sculpture in duct tape, from San Diego.

duct tape willie

Friday, September 4th, 2015


Willie Nelson Art

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015


Willie Nelson art, by Steve Brooks

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015


“In September of 1979, Mr. & Mrs. Willie Nelson commissioned me to paint a tipi at their home in Colorado.  Since my introduction to Willie in 1973, I have had the opportunity to create numerous artistic designs and projects for him, yet this experience was my most unique.  For the next two weeks, I was able to participate in a very personal and private atmosphere that Willie and his family have here.  With this inspiration, I have tried to capture the spirit that is in “Willie Blue Skies. ”

In the foothills of Mt. Evans, at about 8,000 ft., the tipi sits hidden between two parallel rock stratus.  The tipi stands 27 feet tall, with a 60 foot diamater.   Connected in this order:  Wolf, Elk, Eagle, Moose, Steer.  There are five animal totems painted with latex on the outside.”

— Steve Brooks

Willie Nelson Art

Sunday, August 30th, 2015


Willie Nelson art

Friday, August 28th, 2015

philweisman1Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sharing another painting of Willie Nelson!

Willie Nelson, Luck Ranch, Spicewood, Texas (2001) by Annie Leibowitz

Monday, August 17th, 2015



Willie Nelson art

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

‘Willie Blue Beard’ 2009

Willie Nelson Art

Sunday, August 9th, 2015