Have fun exploring my illustrations! Selected pieces represent works created from 1976 through 2006.
As an illustrator, I was trained to master many different styles and media. You will see work in acrylics, luma dyes, ink, mixed media, watercolor, pastels, oils, woodcut, etchings, and prisma pencil. Styles range from photo realism to abstraction and techniques include pointillism, airbrush, atomizing, drawing, and aquatint.
Now, I paint exclusively with acrylics on canvas.
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Permanent Collection of Amy Symons Russell, Denver, CO Original 24" x 18" acrylic painting that is composed of `thousands of 1/16" diameter pre-mixed painted dots. Sorry, this piece is not available for sale.
Permanent Collection of Sharon French, St. George, UT Original 18" x 24" Pastel. Grandfather Che' Bear is showing Sunflower how he can fix a tear in her moccasin. Sunflower, Sharon's granddaughter was in the play, "Anasazi, the Ancient Ones" with me but the man was in the play before I lived there. I draped him with a grizzly cape and later found out that he wore a cape like that in the play.
Original 29 1/2" x 25" (framed size) acrylic painting of an old windmill in Texas…not many of these aermotors left standing. Note the bullet holes in the fan blades. Original is available and framed with a high quality distressed 2 1/2" brown wooden frame with a 2" maroon mat and a 1/4" gray inner mat. Limited edition (500) prints available for $100 each. Signed & numbered. Price does not include tax or S&H. Please email from my CONTACT page by clicking on the link below.
Original 24"x 18" pastel of a friend of mine who was a fellow actor in the outdoor summer musical, "Anasazi, The Ancient Ones". His father was murdered back in the early 70's, so I feel that his father is his gift from Father Sky. Read about him in the best selling book entitled, "The Broken Circle". Original available. Framed size is 27"x 21"and features a barn wood frame with a 1 3/8" white outer mat, 1/4"brown and 1/4" silver inner mat. Please click the link below to acquire this original.
Original Watercolor/pencil - framed size is 23"x 28". Great piece for a girl's room. Available with a 1-3/4"white antiqued, hand carved wooden frame with 2" gray outer mat and 1/4" white inner mat. Click on the link below to go to my CONTACT page to acquire this painting.
Original 19" x 13.5" Oil painting that illustrates the moment between being asleep (below) and waking up (above). Signed with my maiden name…this is an oldie, but goodie. Original is available. Please click the link below to acquire this original.
Permanent Collection of Pamela Kirkham This 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" original acrylic painting was my first attempt at painting photo-realistically for a rendering class at KCAD. It is based on a photograph for a Soligor lenses ad. I've been unable to recover the name of the photographer. If you're out there, please contact me and let me know who you are. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.
Permanent Collection of Ara & Michael Ashburne, Stevensville, MI Original 8" x 10" Prisma Pencil. "Roustabout" captures the playfulness of two young foxes.
Permanent Collection of Matthew Reck, D.D.S, F.A.G.D of Chickaming Dental in Sawyer, MI. Lighthouse in St. Joseph, MI on a stormy day.
Permanent Collection - Virginia Villareal, The Woodlands, TX Original 11"x15" Watercolor painting on Aquarius paper that is no longer manufactured due to fiberglas fibers in the paper. Sorry...this piece has been sold.
Original ~18" x 24" Mixed Media. This is an experimental piece that combines many techniques and media. The Tiger Lady is hand painted with Luma Dyes on Aquarius paper, a fiberglas paper that is no longer made. Background is airbrushed with acrylics and trees are hand painted with Luma Dyes on illustration board. Bottom foreground is painted with enamels on watercolor paper and glued on as is the Tiger Lady. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.
Permanent Collection of San Juan Regional Hospital Cancer Center, Farmington, New Mexico. Original 21" x 36" Watercolor/pencil that I donated to the Cancer Center in the hope that it would give patients the courage to face their future difficulties. You can purchase this image printed on many different products including totes, fine art prints, coffee cups, apparel, & phone covers, to name just a few. Click on the link to see more.
Permanent Collection of Russell Kirkham, Rifle, Colorado Original 15.5" x 12" Mixed Media illustrating Judy Garland's struggles with drugs and alcohol. Acrylic with ink pointillism. Sorry, this piece is sold.
Permanent Collection of Private Collector, Galveston Island, TX Original 9"x7" Watercolor Painting Sorry, this original is not available for sale.
Permanent Collection of Pamela Kirkham This 13" x 15 1/2" original acrylic painting was my second attempt at painting photo-realistically for a rendering class at KCAD. It is based on a photograph by a National Geographic photographer whose name I've been unable to recover. If you're out there, please contact me and let me know who you are. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.
Original 23"x18" Woodcut print (very limited edition of 10 - this print is 1/10) on rice paper. Would consider selling image as an illustration or as an original print. Please contact me if interested for pricing by clicking the link below.
Permanent Collection of Private Collector, Farmington, NM Original 10" x 8" Watercolor/pencil of Elvis as he appeared in later years. Sorry, this piece has been sold. Click the link below to acquire a product with this image printed on it.
Original 12" x 18" Luma Dye painting. These beautiful creatures are all over southern Texas Sorry, this piece is not available for sale.
Permanent Collection of the Artist - prints available Original 20"x 17" Aquatint Etching signed with my maiden name, Symons, and is print # 2/4. Still have the plate and would print more, but will be signed Kirkham. Edition will never exceed more than 25 total. Certificate of Authenticity included.
Permanent Collection of the Artist. This is an illustration idea for a book jacket done while I was attending Kendall College of Art & Design. Signed with my maiden name, Symons. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.
Permanent Collection of Jennifer Webb, Norman, OK Original 8"x 10" Prisma Pencil portrait of Kalina with sunflowers in the Oklahoma landscape. Sorry...this piece has been sold.
This illustration combines an original Watercolor/pencil from the Permanent Collection of Nancy Stockstill Cervi, Roggen, CO and part of a mural in the Permanent Collection of Robert Jacquez, Aztec, NM with lettering added. This illustration is available. Please email me with an offer if interested from my CONTACT page by clicking the link below.
Permanent Collection of unknown merchant marine (if you're the owner, please contact me) Original ~15" x 20"gouache painting. This thought provoking piece was created for a school project final and I had not slept for 36 hours. A merchant marine bought it from me at the Galveston Strand Art Fair and told me he would hang it over his bed on the ship. Always wondered if this piece had a part in the concept of the "Terminator" movies.
Permanent Collection of Belinda Swope, Aztec, NM Original 12" x 16" Prisma Pencil. "Kitty Krisis" is one of several illustrations created for a book about a modern day tooth fairy that Belinda wrote. Sorry, this piece is not for sale.
Original 11" x 9" Watercolor/pencil of Marlon Brando as he appeared in "The Godfather." This piece is available with a simple brown wooden frame with black inner detail. Please click the link below to acquire this original.
Original 11" x 9" Watercolor/pencil of Marlon Brando as he appeared in the movie, "Last Tango in Paris". "Brando" is available with a simple Walnut frame with black inner detail. Please click the link below to acquire this image.
Permanent Collection of Kristie Laughlin, Austin, TX Original 9" x 11" Watercolor/pencil original of Marlon Brando as he appeared in the movie, "The Appaloosa". Sorry, this piece is not for sale.