Mar 25, 2010

The Fab Four

 Clyde Caldwell, Jeff Easley, Keith Parkinson, Larry Elmore.

These guys had more impact on my career as an artist, and interest in fantasy, than anyone else. I've since met each of them, except Clyde Caldwell. So sad that the youngest one of the bunch, Keith Parkinson, has past away. If I have any regrets in life it is not purchasing his painting of Dragons of Desolation when I had the chance.

Larry Elmore paid me one of the greatest compliments in purchasing a print of one of my paintings at Gen Con and telling me how we new fantasy artists were taking our art to levels he never dreamed of. Jeff Easley awarded me the "Judges Choice Award" at another Gen Con. I'm humbled.

You guys rock.