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Chief Joseph (208)
Surrender Speech by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce: "I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed. Looking Glass is dead. Toohulhulsote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led the young men is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are--perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children and see how many I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."
oil on wooden panel, 32x48"
En plein air (French pronunciation: [ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ]), or plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning "open (in full) air". It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, also called French: peinture sur le motif ("painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees"), where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting.
acrylic on wood, 18x24"
Thumbnail Sketches, 9x12"
"Yuma & Ryker"
Tree Hugger Series
An environmentalist or one who believes trees and all living things should not be cut down or harmed. Someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution. Series is sold.
Vectors, or nodes, inspired from paintings, inspired from nature.
What a fun way to find your artwork on the shelf! The Seven Deadly Sins were used as the opening metaphor that eventually wound up as prints at a local winery in York County, PA.
Wild West Series
While studying and eventually acquiring a Master's degree in Illustration Design from Savannah College of Art & Design, this particular series was used in various 1/4, 1/2 and full-page spread mock-ups.
While studying and eventually acquiring a Master's degree in Illustration Design from Savannah College of Art & Design, the following show a progression of assignments, such as branding, corporate identity and public service announcements used as mock-ups and live runs for real-world deliverables.