Monday, September 29, 2014

The Lobster Pot Gardens, the Color of Fall

The Topiary Garden from the Studio Balcony

Woodland Anemone

Preying Mantis looking for next victum

The Topiary Turkey

Twain's Love Birds Fountain n the walled Rose Garden


Cappy Patrolling

Fall Crocuses

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Jim Thorpe Portrait and the Pro Football Hall of Fame

How exciting..My portrait of Jim Thorpe, The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century, is now in the collection of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Jim Thorpe would be so very pleased to know that his portrait will hang at the Hall of Fame. Jim was truly an icon and an incredibly gifted athlete in every sport. He played for the Canton Bulldogs and was first president of the NFL (first known as American Professional Football Association).  In 2011, my portrait of Jim Thorpe, won the Founders Award at the National Art Museum of Sport. I am very honored to have my portrait of Jim at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.The portrait now hangs proudly just outside the Hall of Fame Inductee Room.

Jim Thorpe's portrait outside the Hall of Fame Room

"Jim Thorpe, The Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century"  

In this  award winning portrait I have placed  some of the sports he excelled at around his portrait and have added his Native American name, Wa-tho-huck, meaning Bright Path

Jim Thorpe's presence is everywhere at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

Here in this photo is Jim greeting all that enter.

Standing with Jason Aikens, the Collections Curator with the portrait of Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe's uniform and championship silver bowl

Jim Thorpe's Football sweater

This sculpture of Jim Thorpe is in the center and heart  of the  Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jim Thorpe's Hall head sculpture in the inductee Hall of Fame Room

Jim Thorpe's Olympic jacket

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton Ohio

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