Second Artist’s Work Identified in Breaking Dawn

A couple of months ago we reported on local Asheville, North Carolina artist, Mitchell Lonas, who had his work commissioned to be used in Breaking Dawn. (Full Story here)

Now another artist has been revealed. Sarah Ashley Longshore had her work reflected in Breaking Dawn as well. The Breaking Dawn Movie got the scoop and we got it via TwiFans. Sarah said, “WELL WELL WELL! FINALLY!!!!!!! There is so much filming being done here in New Orleans these days. There are movie stars and set decorators everywhere. My art has been used for lots and lots of films. BIG films but NEVER has my artwork made it to the BIG theatrical trailer!!!! Here is a still from the trailer with Kristen Stewart standing in front of my painting! I have this painting in my personal collection! I have always been OBSESSED with luna moths. I used to collect them at my lakehome. Who am I kidding? I still do!!!!!! I love to catch them, sketch them, paint them and let them go.
My luna moth looks so pretty on the set! I hope the other paintings make it into the movie as well!!!”

We have Sarah’s picture and Mitchell’s picture below. Which style do you prefer?

Asheville Artist Has Work Comissioned For Breaking Dawn

According to the Citizen-Times, Mitchell Lonas, a local artist, had his work selected for Breaking Dawn.

“Kathy Lonas had no idea what the nest she found on her farm would do for her son’s career. But it became the focal point of hundreds of works of art by Mitchell Lonas, a resident artist in Asheville.

Then, last November, the set director of the popular “Twilight” movie series found one of those nest paintings in Gallery Bienvenu in New Orleans.

The gallery called Mitchell Lonas on his birthday, Nov. 18, and told him that the set director of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” might want his nest painting for the movie’s set. And that the set director might want to commission him to make another one like it to make a pair.

A few months later, it was confirmed. Even though the 6-feet-by-4-feet paintings of robins’ nests would have to be shipped to the movie set in Canada, the set director “wasn’t interested in anything else.”

The paintings will probably float in front of a large-scale window across from the entryway to the Cullens’ house in the fourth and fifth “Twilight” movies, according to Mitchell, who is ecstatic about the whole string of events.”

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