We are delighted to share the partriotic artwork of Paul Turnbaugh at the Harnish Main Library gallery through the end of the year. Paul is a resident of Marengo and plans to open his own gallery in December.
Paul in his own words:
I grew up in Illinois and received my bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of the Arts in 1979. After returning to Illinois in 1980, I married and started my own illustration business which I still own. In the meantime, I started painting things that inspired me: wildlife, rural images, nature, etc. I now own WILDHEARTLAND.COM, where prints of my work can be purchased.
Right out of high school, my son enlisted in the U.S. Army. Being the proud father I am, my passions turned to all things military and patriotic. I consider patriotism and our military to go hand in hand.
Many of these paintings were done for a specific military event, but some were commissions. Some of the images are from photos sent to me from Afghanistan by my son and his 'battle buddies' during their deployment.
What you see in this show is a sampling of patriotic and military images. I have many more, but they are either hanging at another location or are currently unframed.
Enjoy the show. I hope you find my work inspiring. We live in the best country on earth, and we should all be proud of these brave men and women who serve to protect our freedoms. God bless America!