On this day in 1980
The Vorpal Gallery in Laguna Beach - California
opens a new exhibit featuring paintings by
Joni Micthell - John Mayall - Klaus Voorman - Ron Wood
Cat Stevens - Klauss Voorman - Comander Cody
In Joni Mitchell’s song ''A Case of You''
she wrote and sang
''Oh I am a lonely painter...I live in a box of paints''
Joni Mitchell, John Mayall, Cat Stevens, Ron Wood and kLAUS vOORMAN
paintings and illustrations
have frequently designed their own album jackets
''I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy
When you are writing
you need to have a kind of chaotic mind for stimulation
Painting is a completely different mental process
It completely clears my mind
until I get to the point where I have no thoughts
I get the same charge from juxtaposition of colors
as I do from juxtaposition of chords''
"In art you are total controller
It's a visual thing
You see the creation bit by bit
and you have the chance to correct and to build it"
Klauss designed the then-radical black and white cover
for The Beatles 'Revolver' LP
iT was ALSO featured in a show at the Oakland Museum’s 'Record Album Art'
kLAUS Voorman from the Manfred Mann Band is a renowned session artist
He also scored the film 'Popeye' with Harry Nilsson
Ringo Starr is an avid art collector and owns many of Voorman's pieces
Ron Wood constantly draws his famous friends
and captures their essences and likenesses
quite competently with colored pencils
'Belushi on Plane Killers' is one of Wood's best drawings
aka George Frayne has a MFA and used to teach art in Michigan
As frontman for Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
George's real talent lies in sculpture and painting
Joni Mitchell's two Paintings of Charlie Mingus are beautiful
'Charlie Down in Mexico' shows Mingus from behind
sitting in a wheelchair wearing a large sombrero