I’ve been creating original cigar art for years. In fact, I’ve probably spent over 1,000 hours creating pieces that incorporate the use of a cigar one way or another. I’m here to try and shed some light on why cigar art is more popular than ever and what I have come to believe to be the more attractive aspects of why these pieces with this subject matter are so popular today. One must remember that beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.
Here’s Why Original Cigar Art Is More Popular Than Ever
Cigar smoking has always been something that I’ve either enjoyed or have been around. I’ve seen it go from being not all that popular to being an extremely popular activity for the businessman, young colleague, professional and many others that enjoy it. Smoking cigars is now a trendy activity these days as it stands today and with trends and activities, there are those that love to acquire a taste for their love of something in various forms. Just like any other activity, showcasing that activity is something that brings people joy.
I hate to play the masculinity card here but I have got to be honest and say the many of the cigar paintings that I do paint have a male figure in them. Although both men and women can smoke cigars at their leisure, there’s something to be said about a painting featuring a man smoking a cigar. I’ve had many collectors tell me that it promotes a sense of masculinity as well authoritativeness to the pieces. Of course, this type of writing is not to be considered offensive or my personal opinion, I’m just sharing my thoughts on why it’s trending these days.
Cigar Bars Are Coming Back
Even with the craze of these vapor cigarettes or electronic cigarettes, it seems as though cigar bars are popping up left and right these days. They are once again becoming popular venues for spending time to enjoy a nice cigar. That said, I think people spend time at these establishments. They probably like a nice reminder of how they enjoy doing so.
When it comes to the cigar aficionado, there is something to be said about quality. Cigar aficionado’s admire quality. They look for quality in many aspects of life. They do, especially when it comes to their cigar smoking. Many cigar aficionado’s, and cigar bar owners appreciate quality.
I create commissioned pieces for both and I believe they extend that appreciation of quality. They do so by staying away from basic low-quality cigar posters and instead focus on surrounding themselves with high-quality fine art. This is the impression that I get from various cigar bar owners and aficionado’s that I’ve sold art to in the past.
Lastly, I think cigar art is popular because it’s very lifestyle relevant. Meaning, there are many people that pride themselves on leading a certain lifestyle. Many individuals are very knowledgeable when it comes to cigars and it’s quite possible that their lifestyle has an impact on that.
There are many other reasons why I think original artwork that features cigars is trending. I think it’s here to stay for a long time. I could spend hours discussing the topic but I just can’t. I’ve got to continue painting! I create most of my cigar paintings on commission and I love creating still life pieces that feature a brand for cigar brand owners. If you’re interested in having some cigar art made, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be glad to create a piece for you.