The Asheville Citizen-Times in North Carolina has an article about a local Asheville artist whose art will be featured in Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2 after the films’ set director saw one of his paintings.
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 worksof 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.
You can read more about Mitchell’s work and how he got started at the Citizen-Times.