Flambeau to Debut Robinette Wall Art in DallasJanuary 11, 2013
Lighting and accent furniture vendor Flambeau Lighting will expand into wall art at the Jan. 16-22 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.
New collections of gallery wrapped Giclées are some of New Orleans most prolific and renowned artists.
“I have long been a fan of the fabulous artwork originating out of New Orleans, especially artist Garland Robinette," Flambeau Lighting President Joseph McKearn. "After discussing a program with him, we shared the idea with the company’s Facebook fans on our brand page and the response was sensational. As a result we became extremely encouraged to launch an introductory collection from Garland first.”
Flambeau’s initial wall art launch will consist of up to six different Giclées from Robinette’s very popular collections of hand painted originals. including “The Dodger,” one of McKearn’s favorites. Other titles from Robinette that are part of the initial launch include his “Woman of the Storm,” “Earth, Wind & Fire,” “Love Song” and “Indian 2.”
Garland Robinette, who was adopted at 4-years-old, believes that “his angel” has guided him and protected him for decades through early childhood and as a young man serving in Vietnam. Early careers ranged from being a janitor in a Mississippi River refinery to becoming a television news anchor to receiving his first artist’s portrait commission, when he was selected to paint the portrait of Pope John Paul II during the Pope’s one and only visit to New Orleans. Garland Robinette believes he has lived an exceptionally lucky life and sees the new collaboration with Flambeau as yet another example of his angel at work.