Country Music Artists
I like country music artists and country music songs because country it is one the easiest forms of music to understand and, as reflected in this group of Celebrity Caricature Art Prints, there are no hidden innuendoes. My carictures lay it all out there just like country music lyrics.
I can remember many a Saturday night sitting in front of the TV, black and white of course, watching The Porter Wagoner Show followed by The Buck Owens Show-- half of my siblings were “pick'in” and the other half were “grin'in” right along with Roy, Buck and Grand Pa Jones--I was “a grinner”. That was simplistic and plain Country at its best and, in our living room, knew no racial boundaries. We thoroughly enjoyed every pick'in minute of it!
Some of my earliest recollections are of a passion for art and I knew at an early age I was destined to be an artist--although I didn't have a clear picture of exactly what type. Who knew I would evolve into one the world's greatest Caricature Artist!
My family was not rich and with so many brothers and sisters, art supplies were a rare commodity. I didn't let that dampen my enthusiasm and there were countless times where a neatly pressed brown paper sack served as the world's finest canvas for creation of my Celebrity Prints.
The enthusiasm I felt watching Country Music Shows lingered with me well into adulthood and, I would like to believe, was my inspiration for creating my first Country Music Artists female Celebrity Caricature Art Print, Dolly Parton. Dolly is one of those that ended up with two cartoon drawings. Following Dolly was Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire and the never to be forgotten Tammy Wynette and her #1 hit “Stand by your man”.
Even today, I get teary eyed every time I hear Tim McGraw singing “Live Like You Were Dying”, as it brings back such fond memories of my mom.
If you will notice, I tried to place items in a lot of the illustration that directly correlates to some specific event in the celebrity's life or to one of their songs. For example, Willie Nelson has his taxes; Tammy Wynette was a hairdresser; Johnny “Cash” and so on.
Did you know that Bristol, Tennessee was named the "Birthplace of County Music." By the United Stated Congress in 1998?
Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees