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Painting signage is one of my ways of communicating a shared response to a community, city or memory. My background in graphic design Instilled in me a natural attraction to signage, and my sense of nostalgia drew me to the vintage aesthetic. As an example, I painted the iconic signages of Grainbelt Beer and Gold Medal Flour because of there large present day significance both socially and financially to the region, not to mention the history behind the signs as well. This has inspired me to investigate further examples of signage and how they affect the communities they have come to represent. I connect with my audience and collectors though their memories and emotions from these sign histories. Our collective past though landmark vintage signage help enrich our present while keeping our collective identities to our cities neighborhoods. Enjoy the mere beauty of the 40’s 50’s 60’s signs or start remembering or investigating our past.

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127 5th St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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weltondmike@gmail.com

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Call 612-990-8789

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ALS

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Also available as 11×17 color copies.

Dinky Town’s breakfast classic place. One counter service with food worth the wait.

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BUICK

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Original painting available $4500

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Duffey Paper Oil painting (North Loop)

9×12 Original Painting on canvas.

North Loop landmark.

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GOLD MEDAL PARK

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Also available in 11×17 color copies.

This is my favorite area of the Mill City District, Gold Medal Park and why? I painted it in this painting, beautiful views.

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Grainbelt Beer Sign

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints.

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GUN FLINT

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Original painting still available $4500 DM me if interested: weltondmike@gmail.com

History packed Grand Marais Iconic sign.

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HOTDOG

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well. Original painting available at the State Fair at the West End Market Cream of the Crop Booth. DM me I could meet you there! $2500 weltondmike@gmail.com

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Hotdog Oil Painting

This beauty of a painting creates a nostalgic feel to any den or game room with neon style. Bring back the days when
signs ruled our city streets. Mike Welton the painter has been painting signage for 17 years this being his first Holiday
with the Cream of the crop artist gallery.

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HOTEL

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well.

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Liquors

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well. DM me if interested: weltondmike@gmail.com

This sign painting was inspired by the Iconic NYES piano bar NE Mpls.

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LIVE BAIT

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Original Painting still available at the fair’s cream of the crop artist West Market $2500 DM me if interested I’ll meet you there! ¬†weltondmike@gmail.com

Classic Bait sign, these tend to stick around a long time. This one can be found headed north toward highway 2 just out of Taylor Falls MN.

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Live Bait Oil Painting

This beauty of a painting creates a nostalgic feel to any den or game room with neon style. Bring back the days when
signs ruled our city streets. Mike Welton the painter has been painting signage for 17 years this being his first Holiday
with the Cream of the crop artist gallery.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Lubrication

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well. DM me if interested: weltondmike@gmail.com

It struck me as a beautiful midcentury gas station in Madison Wisconsin. I never noticed the design of it till I started
painting signs. It’s gone now, and I’m grateful I took the time to create art from it.

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Monte Carlos

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well.

One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis for a later night bite in a wonderful Urban environment.

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PARK IN REAR

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Original painting still available $5000

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Paul Bunyan & Blue Ox

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints.

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PILLSBURY

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints.

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SERVICE

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well.

This gem can still be seen on the corner of Lake St and Portland. So glad I was able to paint it.

 

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SHOES

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Also available as 11×17 color copies.

In my opinion one of the saddest sign loss in the Minneapolis. Use to shine on the corner of Lake Street and Chicago Ave.

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SNOBOY

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well. DM me if interested: weltondmike@gmail.com

If growing up in Minnesota, SnoBoy would have been somewhere in your memory. This sign is a beautiful surviver
located Sharing and Caring Hands at 525 North 7th Street, behind and over from the Minneapolis Framer Market.

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SPORTMEN’S CAFE

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Original painting available $4500

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Sportsman Sign Oil Painting

This beauty of a painting creates a nostalgic feel to any den or game room with neon style. Bring back the days when
signs ruled our city streets. Mike Welton the painter has been painting signage for 17 years this being his first Holiday
with the Cream of the crop artist gallery.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

UPTOWN

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Available as a 11×17 color copy.

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USED

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well. DM me if interested: weltondmike@gmail.com

Love this sign how it elude to so many things. Chev for one, just the word brings up feeling from laughter to a scowl.

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USED CAR

Reproduction of the original painting. 11×17 (image size 12×17) these are signed color copies. This image comes in the limited edition 15×20 Giclee as well.

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VALS

Reproduction of the original painting, 15×20 (Giclee on archive paper) half inch border around image. Stain finish and artist signed and numbered out of 50 prints. Original painting available at the State Fair’s Cream Of the Crop booth at the West End Market. DM me and I’ll join you! weltondmike@gmail.com $4500

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