About a week ago, I received an email questioning the validity of my
style developing at an early age or was it the result of “dropping my personal drawing style as an adult” to mimic an "established style" created by someone, they continued to ask me to prove it started when I was a child. Please don’t take this comment
as negative, as I view it as a valid question I'm sure many have had. To the sender, I thank you for your question, as it provides me an opportunity to share a bit of my past with you and others.
In my youth, our home burnt down and 90% of all we owned
ceased to exist. This included the
drawings, school papers, and other mementos from my siblings and my childhood. Recently, my parents gave me the few that survived, all from the 1st
grade and earlier, and yes, they show my style developing even then.
Here’s one of my early drawings showing that even as a child, I had an affinity towards spirals. Interestingly, the drawing has a double spiral connected at the center, and if filled in, it would look very much like those I create today.
Too this day, circle + orange + face = pumpkin. Is it irony this image is the same color combination I still love to this day? (see blog header)
Watch for a few more of these posts, which I hope you find
as amusing as I.
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My hands tired! Just finished signing a large batch of limited edition prints for the upcoming, Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, 50th Anniversary event taking place June 28 - 29th at Disneyland Hotel, Exhibit Hall, Disneyland Resort. At the conclusion of this event, the exhibit will be relocated to The Disney Gallery, on Main Street USA in Disneyland, for everyone to enjoy. You'll be able to see original painting, as well as limited edition signed prints, and Deluxe Prints. Click this LINK for more information on the June 28 - 29th event.
I went into Portland earlier in the week and clearly Spring has settled in. Flowers everywhere, spectacular trees in bloom, and amazing colors. That's the inspiration behind this color collection, an image I took of one of the amazing trees in Portland.
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There are many images from my original site which were removed
when the site was revamped to its current incarnation (a topic I’ll
talk more about in a future post), and this sketch from 2008, is one such piece.
I am fortunate to live on the Northwest coast of the United States. Okay, it's a blessing and a curse. Blessing because of beauty, curse because of the harsh and often violent weather. However, when it's beautiful, it's beautiful, and that beauty is an inspiration to my creativity. New Years Day was one such beautiful day. It was so beautiful, my partner and I decided to pack up our dogs and take a day drive down the coast.