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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Don Marco


Don Marco..... The Master Crayola Artist


Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920's.His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corps, he began his life's career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.

Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art, using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring, he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand, including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida

Burt Reynolds

Tom Selleck

Seascape

River Elk

Quigley

James Arness

Catch of the day

Chief Red Wing

Christ

Clint Eastwood

John Wayne

Eagle


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15 comments:

Jenjen © GottaLoveMom said...

Hi Veronica,
Thanks for the MBC welcome.
Sunny Malaysia, wow! I can't wait to see pics from your country...
Keep smiling =D
Jenjen
www.GottaLoveMom.com

My crumbcatchers love Ramen, too!

Erin Elizabeth said...

That is AMAZING! It's hard to imagine those wonderful pictures all done with CRAYONS! WOW!!

Tess said...

Wow. Thats really cool that he uses crayons. I should try that.

ModernMom said...

Difficult to believe. I think I will stick to my stick people and Sunshine drawings. That is the best I can do with Crayons :)

kathy said...

That was fun to read! What an amazing talent. such beautiful drawings. I'll show this to the boys - all of this with Crayons! Amazing!

Mom said...

Wow, that's amazing. It's hard to believe those are all crayon drawings!

Arrrrgh, your blog has been pirated by Mom at Life...EXAGGERATED! Come see why...

Kimberly said...

That is most definitely some crayola talent! I can't even believe that these are created using only crayons! What genious.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

That is amazing that those pics are done with crayons! So detailed and fine...

Betty said...

I never knew all this. My dad is a big fan of all these guys. Crayons are still my fave! :)

Lin said...

I knew all those years I spent coloring could pay off!! It's all about "applying" yourself! ;) And his mother thought he was just wasting time with those coloring books....

Chris said...

Beautiful!

Donnetta said...

OMG!!!! Those are INCREDIBLE!

Seriously - how DO you continue to find these?!?!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Wow! I wonder how many boxes of crayons it took to create one masterpiece? That's phenomenal!

ahappyhippy mom said...

WOW! Just crayons? Amazing!

Swoozie said...

Yes! I'm a Minnesotan and I saw a PBS special on this very fellow on our local station~~ very impressive!

So cool that you posted his artwork!

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