Cihler's subjects include the cigars themselves wafting thick blue smoke, images of cigar rollers at work in the factories pressing and rolling cigars, and puffing historical figures and celebrities, such as Al Capone and Michael Jordan. The artist says photographs, newspapers, magazines and his own love of cigar smoking inspire most of his painting.
Cihler also feels that his "classic" style translates to cigar smokers, "People who smoke cigars want to see art they would call real art," he said. Cihler describes his own pieces of cigars as being more Sixteenth or Seventeeth century style.
Paintings primarily sell anywhere from $500 to $4500. He has some prints available, but primarily he sells original paintings of his own or on a commission basis. To learn more about Frank Eugene Cihler and Cigar Art Works Studio visit www.cigarartworks.com or e-mail Frank Eugene Cihler at firstname.lastname@example.org.