Uncle Lloyd took us through the little art gallery he has in his home. The sheer number of various styles and media was stunning--none of his art looked the same.
Sadly, both of my uncle's sons have died...David not long before Mike and I got married, and John just a few years ago. His wife, Audrey, died several years ago, as well as his daughter-in-law. His only descendant is his grandson, who is in his 20s.
|Kieran with Uncle Lloyd|
|One of my favorites--|
He painted this while observing another artist painting in the Rose Gardens
|Studies in flowers|
|Great White Heron|
|The mouth of the Columbia|
|Photo of my Aunt Audrey's mother|
(my aunt died several years ago)
|Portrait of Uncle Lloyd's grandson, Matthew|
|Pen and ink drawings he did for an advertising campaign|
|Our little Vanna :)|
|He was holding a broom to help himself stay steady|
|Another one of his grandson Matthew|
|A study of different types of trees|
|Matthew again, I believe|
|Hard to see in the photo, but I loved the color combination in this one|
|Photo of my beloved maternal grandma, Rita|
She had the greenest thumb of anyone I've ever known!!
My brother lives in her house now, where this photo was taken.
|My Aunt Audrey|
|Lloyd with the portrait he did of his son, John|
|One of my favorite photos of my maternal grandparents, Rita and Lloyd Sr.|
|Dad with Uncle Lloyd|
|Mike modeling his Christmas present from me: a shirt that says |
"Middle Grade Mafioso" (his online moniker) and new business cards
|Yaki soba for dinner!|