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Melvin Hale

Chi Chi and Cubana, Palm Springs, 1940s

Chi Chi and Cubana, Palm Springs, 1940s

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Chi Chi and Cubana is only the third colorized photo that the artist composed. It won a Crystal Award of Excellence at the 2007 California State Fair Fine Art Competition. He also won awards for Radio City Hollywoodland and The Rossmore Hotel, and in 2008 for The Victor Hugo Inn.

I digitize old black and white photos and create color compositions; digital paintings. It's more than simply colorizing. I strive to create art; a visual gateway to the past, but in a new and different way. This all started in 2006 in Palm Springs where I had an art gallery. Street scenes from black and white postcards were the most popular and have won the most awards. Two examples are Chi Chi and Cubana and Radio City - Hollywoodland. I love doing people too, as you can tell.

My work has been featured in hardcopy magazines such as Art, Business, News (2008) and SacTown Magazine (2021). 

Look for the red Live Preview banner in the lower right hand corner of this screen. It might take a second or two to appear. Click on that, and you can view this image on ten sample walls, or even Upload a Photo of your own wall as a background to view the art on! Directions on how to use the Live Preview are available hereHave fun playing with something really useful!

Sizes are approximate. Click here to see a digital restoration example.

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