Saturday, April 10, 2021

  The Land of Big Windy

In the 90’s I developed a multi-media project for children. The project included an award winning song, a line of clothing for children, and the initial the book, “Tall, Tall, and Tales from the Land of Big Windy."  As hard as I tried to market the project, it really was the wrong time. Nonetheless, it gives me pleasure to present some of the illustrations.

lilly on high wire

Lilly Lottaleggs on the High Wire        Gouache , watercolors,  ink 1995


Aunt Ida's Kitchen        Gouache , watercolors,  1995


Double page spread: The Circus that Ran Away    

 Gouache , watercolors,  ink 1995





'Shroom Family Photo      Gouache , watercolors,  1995

 Above Cave Waysmall        Gouache , watercolors,   1995

In early 2005 I had an idea for a canvas that could be mounted in a corner. My friend and I attempted to market the concept to hospitals, but once again the timing was not right. Under the umbrella of "Hospital Solutions" we planned to create a line of leasable artwork that would be mounted in waiting room ceiling corners and periodically changed out for new motifs. In the diorma for this page you see part of the presentation model.

Tree Face            2005        Acrylic on canvas         13 x  13  x  13" 

Detail of "Tree Face"

Julie Girl "Hot Shots Sports Bar"   Mural 2006  St. Louis, Missouri  

Mural for sports bar located two blocks from the St. Louis Arch. This was Julie's baby. She did the layout, lettering and sky.  I brought my scaffolding and boom box and got the easy part- the buildings.  

Julie and her son , Ian Greenlee,  just completed a dazzeling sports mural for Krieger's Sports Restaurant in Chesterfiled:

Ian Greenlee is a recent graduate of the Kansas City Institute of Art. For more of his work visit his site: