A simple little home all decked out with ornate trim backs up to the woods in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The soft and quiet colors, along with the macrame hanging and the orb in the front yard, leads me to believe gentle souls reside in this decorative abode. There are a variety of techniques applied in the creation of this painting. Looking at that beautiful, rugged front yard, I recall the many hours I spend on my riding lawnmower in my front yard.
In 1969, Monte Toon began his career as a watercolorist. He credits the late Charles Sanderson of Wichita, Kansas, with setting him on his life-long path of watercolor painting. Sanderson inspired new approaches and techniques. Later, the works of Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper would influence Toon's work. More than 43 years experience has defined Toon's style in his exclusive use of watercolor.
In 1991, a turning point occurred in Toon's work. Travels in Canada, New England and the east coast broadened his range of subject matter. By setting goals and directions of purpose, Monte enhanced and elevated his works to new heights resulting in numerous solo shows of merit. He refers to this change as a re-dedication...
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