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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
I am blessed to live where my grandfather homesteaded, to have three beautiful daughters who are my best friends, to have six delightful grandchildren who live nearby, to be married to my sweetheart of 35 years and to thrill to the special magic of creating my own works of art. I'll never cease to thrill to witnessing new ideas and images come to life from the point of a pencil or splash of a brush. I am blessed.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Running Antelope"


Acrylic Painting of Sioux Indian Chief, Running Antelope over $5 bills which feature his image. Running Antelope is the only Native American whose image was used on U.S. currency. The photographer changed his Sioux headdress to a Pawnee headress to "fit" in the space thereby disgracing Running Antelope. Running Antelope was a powerful orator, mediator between tribes and policitians and advisor to Sitting Bull. He proposed negotiation over violence.