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None of us are Free if some of us are In Chains

For the last three years, I have worked with organizations in my community to raise awareness of human trafficking, with the goal of rescuing and rehabilitating victims. Each year, my inspiration comes from a different source. This year, I have been swamped with commissions and did not think I would have time to create a […]

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Daily Drawing 2.10.2016: Angel Study

This drawing was the initial study for a large scale angel painting that I created to help raise money to fight human trafficking. My friend Katie was gracious enough to pose for the reference photos for this project. The painting was purchased by a good friend, and consequently, has become one of my few donated paintings […]

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Daily Drawings 2.9.2016: Female Eastern Bluebird

This is a rough preliminary drawing for a couple of upcoming series of work I am planning. The initial concept is for a small series of mixed media works on repurposed book pages. More advanced paintings of various song birds will develop as time allows. This drawing is an example of what sometimes happens for […]

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Silence of the Lambs

  This drawing is in response to the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act. What a lovely title. It almost makes you feel like they’ve done something to make politicians less corrupt. What they’ve really done is tell you who you can support and how much you can give them. Don’t be fooled by the tripe […]

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How do we #TakeBackOurCulture?

  Controlling the narrative is vital to influencing our culture, but what does this mean? Does it mean wresting the culture from the progressives’ cold, dead hands and never allowing open discussion again? No, it does not. It means demanding, fighting for, and creating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to express their views […]

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The Free Range Art Project

Wish me luck. I have submitted one of my crows for a local mural project. I will post more info if I am accepted. The Free Range Art Project Submission for Frances Byrd; frances@machinepolitick.com Biography Frances Byrd is a fine artist and freelance illustrator. She earned a BFA from the Savannah College of Art in […]

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Let’s Talk Solutions

I recently read an article shared with me by a friend about the transition of the office of President to that of pop-culture celebrity. Please read the article first, so you can fully understand my response below. Let’s Talk Solutions Time and time again, I read articles about the problem with culture and politics; with […]

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Art for Liberty: In Defense of Human Rights

*Detail photo of the painting I am currently working on for my donation to the 2015 Family Outdoor Expo* **The images below are my donations to the 2014 event** Stand Up and Be Counted Among the Just 12 x 12″, acrylic on wood panel, 2014     A Moral Outrage 12 x 12″, acrylic on […]

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Home Folk 2015 at The Quinlan Center

Home Folk Statement 2015 Two years ago, my family and I had a dream of moving to the country and getting a farm. Well, we didn’t get the farm, but we did move to the country. Although we technically live ‘in town’, it is only just so. With a cow pasture at the end of […]

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My Mission to #TakeBackOurCulture

I didn’t realize it at the time, but over a decade ago, I was laying the foundation for a movement to #TakeBackOurCulture. For years, I had been struggling with the desire to create art that would sell and painting things that I found inspiring or meaningful. My passion and inspiration took me in the direction […]