Imagine this whimsical scene, Snoop Dogg, cycling through the tulip fields of the Netherlands.
This painting is inspired by his return to Rotterdam, mere months after he dazzled Amsterdam with another performance earlier in the year. The inspiration for this painting stems from a simple yet intriguing question:
Has Snoop Dogg ever have the chance to explore the tulip fields on a bicycle?
It may seem like a minor detail, but in reality, it's a remarkably beautiful experience.
The arrival of spring in the Netherlands is a magnificent spectacle. The entire country embraces the season with open arms, painting the landscape with rainbows of colours. This natural phenomenon captivates not only the Dutch but also visitors from all around the world. So let’s talk numbers.
A prime example is Keukenhof Gardens, a world-renowned floral paradise that welcomed an astonishing 1.4 million people in Spring 2023 alone. All time visitors since 2008 = 14+ million. I've had the privilege to wander its vibrant pathways during three spring seasons. Numbers speak volumes.
I find immense joy in weaving stories through my paintings. This creative process grants me the opportunity to delve into history, unearthing fascinating information along the way. My paintings are more than just visual art; they are vibrant expressions of joy. My aim is to infuse rooms with the happiness and wonder evoked by colourful creations, turning them into conversation starters and even icebreakers 😉.
For me, art is a fusion of conversation and dreams, and each piece I create serves as an invitation to share in the world I've painted.
The attire depicted in this painting is inspired by Snoop Dogg's wardrobe when the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honoured him the 2651st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 2018. It was during this occasion that he delivered his iconic "I want to thank me" speech.
Snoop Dogg's Career
Born 20 October 1971 in Long Beach, California, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., is an entertainment icon, a multi-platinum Grammy-nominated artist, Emmy-nominated host, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
His work includes a vast array of accomplishments:
- award-winning albums
- chart-topping songs
- television shows and films
- lifestyle products
- philanthropic endeavours
- digital ventures
With a career spanning since 1993, Snoop Dogg has released 18 studio albums, selling over 40 million copies worldwide, achieving No. 1 positions on international Billboard charts, and earning nearly 20 GRAMMY nominations. His groundbreaking album, "Doggystyle," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 800,000 copies in its first week.
In 2014, he had the honour of performing at the White House, celebrating jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in the presence of esteemed guests, including former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Snoop Dogg is also a sought-after speaker and has appeared at conferences and events worldwide, sharing insights on career longevity, entrepreneurship, and diversity at platforms like Google Zeitgeist, C2 Montreal, YouTube, AdColor, and TechCrunch Disrupt.
Beyond his entertainment career, Snoop Dogg is commited to community work. In 2005, he established the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL), providing children aged five to thirteen with opportunities to participate in youth football and cheer. The SYFL program has coached thousands of kids, with many going on to play college and professional football. Snoop Dogg has personally coached a team during each SYFL football season.
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Thickness: 17 mm
- stretched cotton canvas
- acrylic paint
- gilded gold
- metallic paints
- permanent markers
The original is currently not for sale. Framed print variations will be available on Ingrini's shop soon.