MOTH 2021 Auction ITEM01

Ron Artis II

Estimated Value:$1,200

byBob Wade

Original Ball Point Pen - 27" x 24"

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"This is a drawing autographed by Ron Artis II done in ball point pen. He is lovingly playing the guitar pulling all the love, hope and joy out of it. Ball point pen is my favorite medium but I have done some painting and sculpture work. There is a pizza restaurant in Medford, OR that is loaded with my paintings including three that are about 18 feet long and four and a half feet tall. I have also done some western drawings and landscapes, but portraits are my favorites. It’s all in the eyes. In this case I was doing my research into instructors at Americana Song Academy (aka Song Camp) and discovered Ron Artis II. During my research, I really enjoyed Ron’s music, so I started looking at YouTube and various photographs and came across this image. I thought it would be fun to give Ron a copy of it at camp and have him autograph the original."

Artist Statement: "I draw the dark and let the light show through."

Framing Sponsor:  Clearwater Gallery and Framing