MARY JANE GALLERY

Contemporary Cannabis Art by Charles Lounsberry

 

The time to collect original cannabis themed art by Charles Lounsberry is now. If you are interested in purchasing an original painting, a limited edition print on canvas or are interested in commissioning me to create a custom painting for you please contact me at hi@maryjanegallery.com

Hi I am Charles Lounsberry I am an artist and published illustrator by trade. Here is a little background on how I became the “cannabis artist.” In the late 1980's’ I created my own art company, C.F. Lounsberry Pictures. I created original images, mainly watercolors, of regional scenes in Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, New York City, and Maryland. My paintings became very popular so I decided to reproduce the images as small inexpensive prints. The prints became extremely popular and some of images I put on tee shirts, which also became extremely popular. Before I knew it C.F. Lounsberry Pictures was creating, marketing, producing and selling art prints, tee shirts and other merchandise throughout the Tri-State area.

My wife and I then moved to sunny Florida. In 2012 I recognized that marijuana, now referred to eloquently as cannabis, would eventually be legal in the United States, both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. I then had a vision that cannabis themed art would be highly collectible. I recalled the now highly collectible vintage wine and liquor advertising posters that were created from the mid 1800s to the 1930s and thought that cannabis promoted in the same manner would be collectible. I began creating contemporary, sophisticated and well crafted cannabis themed paintings. I work mainly in acrylics

My first series of paintings centered around the symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty. This “Liberty series” is a continuing portfolio of large canvas paintings that depict images of the Statue of Liberty enjoying cannabis with various expressions. I thought it fitting that a series of paintings of Lady Liberty enjoying a little cannabis would symbolize some type of battle cry for the full legalization of marijuana in the United States. My first painting completed in 2014 and is
titled Liberty and Just Fun for All.

Thank you for your interest in my cannabis art. I am usually in the studio every day. Please contact me at hi@maryjanegallery.com if you have any questions or would like additional information.