MARY JANE GALLERY

Contemporary Cannabis Art by Charles Lounsberry

 

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 highly collectible vintage Wine, Spirits and Champagne advertising poster art of the mid and late 19th Century -what is referred to as the “Belle Epoch” era . 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,
is titled Liberty and Just Fun for All.

Thank you for your interest in my cannabis art. Most of my business is commissioned work and custom paintings for the cannabis enthusiast and cannabis entrepreneur. Please contact me at hi@maryjanegallery.com if you are interested a custom painting, on of my original works or a limited edition canvas print.