Trevor Erick Hawkins

Hollywood Gallery

Trevor believes that classic Hollywood imagery is art, and should be viewed in that context. For him, the glamour photography of the 1930s through the 1950s contains such key elements as lighting, makeup, costumes and set designs, which, when combined with the attitude of the actor or actress, reveal much about the inner life of the subject. These classic photos, along with original movie posters and the movies themselves, are the visual inspirations for Trevor's paintings.

"Gone With the Wind" works a particular charm for Trevor. The back story of its casting and directorial troubles, the sheer scale of expense and effort for the time in its production, and the fact that it became a labor of love for many involved - these things give rise to a special need of recording them. His images are made for his generation, and to remind people that art came from peculiar places in 1938. And the chances of keeping the visages of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in the public consciousness alone are worthy of painting them!

In his quest to capture the essence of a subject, Trevor works in a process method, using layer upon layer of several different media. Impressionism, Expressionism, Pop Art, and traditional portraiture are recognizable influences on his unique style.

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Bogart

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Mandy

reputations

Scarlett

Vivien

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Trevor Hawkins - Working on painting of Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara

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Twins

EveningoftheGoldenMemory

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Hollywood at Haarmony

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