As I searched for my inspiration, I looked around at the beauty surrounding me I began to look at these scenes as paintings, with myself immersed within them. It was though I was living my dream of truth, honesty, and beauty that nature provided. These new generation cotton pickers all had a story to tell. With their permission, they were happy that I was to photograph and paint their land and homes, animals, dogs, cows, horses, and I got to know many of them personally. It was humbling to me. Days have passed on and I only have memories of these fine folks. Things have changed and many of the old plantation shacks are gone, but my paintings are left as the remnants of their pasts.
“The Faceless Series” began when my marketing agent saw my paintings with faces that I had not yet completed and saying, “leave them that way…it is in leaving the faces blank, that leaves great imagination to the viewer allowing them to create their own perceived face and mood”. "It gives them something to dream about, to place themselves within the painting and relate to their own sad or happy emotions."
"The Faceless Series” produced a series of over 850 paintings to this date. The agent also printed a series of 20 limited edition “Signed & Numbered Prints” creating thousands of prints that were sold.
This work also led to gallery representations, museum shows and art lessons given to young children.
In addition, another series I am painting for is The Louisiana Memories Collection and also The Landry Collection, the Saga of the Cajuns which I am proud to be currently painting for.
This became the start of a new life for me and it became the start of a career that has lasted over 20 years and still going.
Most of all, my paintings have brought me to a level of contentment and happiness that I have found within myself and I am grateful to be able to share my work with you!
I hope you will enjoy my work and see something inside of it that will stir your feelings and imagination ......
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