most kids, I liked to draw and color. My dad introduced me to cartoons,
oil painting and murals. Hed draw cartoons about his construction
buddies antics and then give them away. I watched as he painted
wild life scenes on canvas boards. And the first portrait painting
I ever saw was a picture he did of my mom. But I guess what made
the greatest impression on my young imagination were the murals
he drew on our bedroom walls!
used crayons as I remember. The images of mountain lions spooking
horses, wild stallions fighting, deer and elk grazing in a mountain
meadow, all had a lasting effect on me. And not only memy
little brother is now a fantastic metal artist, and
my sister works in glass.
came the late 50s and 60smodel cars, TV, cartoons
on prime time, color movies and animation. All of this just added
fuel to my fire. I got my first airbrush when I was 14 years old
and began doing Ed Roth
style toons at car shows and for schoolmates.
got married in 1967 (still am, and to the same woman, hows
that for unique!) and got a job drafting. That lead to graphic art,
which in turn evolved into twenty years of technical illustration
and graphic art for Ball Aerospace. I added two wonderful daughters
to the mix, and Ive continued to draw and paint my own stuffcars,
cartoons and wildlife... Funny, now that I look back, Im doing
the same thing as when I was a squirt!
look around, enjoy yourself, and drop me a line to let me know what
you think: Martsline@msn.com