Twenty years ago I decided I wanted to be “an artist”. It was good to have plans, but exactly what was I going to paint and why was I going to paint it? I was in art school and incubating many ideas when a trip to a vintage and antique emporium lead me to this old telephone. It snowballed from there.

I painted this telephone twenty years ago and can remember showing it in class during a critique and managed to prattle on and on about why I painted it the way I did.

I have painted every day since then and decided a few weeks ago to bring out the old phone and paint it again here as a way to reaffirm the decision I made a few decades ago.

Vintage Telephone Receiver / 16 x 12 inches / oil on canvas / 2020 / on the easel


  1. Diane Quinn says:

    Hi…..what is the price on the painting? It’s really great.

    • Christopher says:

      Thanks, Diane!

      This one is staying with me, in my own personal collection. I will, however, be doing variations of this painting and those will be available in New York City at the beginning of the new year.

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