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Title: Profile of a Legend

Size:16 x 24"( Print size ) Signed Print

Medium: Pencil

Price: $30.00


This was the first print of Elvis done by any artist. I can prove this by the copyright date of 1978. In my "leaner" years, Elvis' first cousin, Bill Mann, Sr. loaned me the money to have it printed at "Jiffy Print", now out of business. The owner told me he lost the printing plate, but many years later at an arts and craft show I was in, I was told that he gave or sold it to a friend of his.

Bill Mann was my hair stylist and friend for many years, and a few years ago was tragically and mysteriously killed in a truck accident. He had many friends and is still missed. His two sons, Billy and Davy took over the business.

I soled this print at the souvenir shops across from Graceland Mansion in the early years, shortly after Elvis' death, until Graceland got organized and became a big deal, then put everybody else out of business. I also knew Elvis' mom and dad, Gladys and Vernon Presley. My father owned the first hardware store in Whitehaven, down the road from Graceland Mansion. My brother and I worked there, and I had many interesting conversations with the Presley's about Elvis when they came in the store to buy something. I really liked Mrs. Presley-she was a sweet, Christian lady, but I didn't care much for Vernon's personality. I also remember of an incident when I got to meet and talk to Pricilla Presley when I worked at Goldsmith's Department Store in Southland Mall. I think I fell in love with her at first sight.


To Order your print of "Profile of a Legend"

Item Name: 16 x 24 Profile of a Legend, Signed Print

 

Price: $30




This is a drawing I did when I was a student at The Memphis Academy of Arts. It is from a photo taken of a homeless person at the Union Mission in downtown Memphis, TN. Jimmy Stroud started the mission many years ago - since then it has helped countless homeless and drug & alcohol dependent people- mentally, physically, and spiritually. It's one of the few charities I feel "safe" in giving my money to. I spent many hours on this drawing.

Title: The Outsider

Size: 11 x 14"( Print size ) Signed Print

Medium: Pencil

Price: $30.00


Dr. Robert G. Lee

First Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN. /   Medium: Pencil   / 30 x 40"  /  Private Collection

Title: Off I-40

Size: 16 x 20", Signed & Numbered Print of 500

Medium: Pencil

Price: $30.00

This is a print of the first pencil drawing I did of Off I-40. Since this drawing, I have done 2 other versions of it.


Off I- 40 Special Edition

This a hand-colored pencil version of the drawing above.

Each print is individually hand -colored

It is a Special  Edition.

The print is signed and numbered.

16 x 20" signed, and numbered....$95.00


Item Name: Off I-40 Hand-Colored Special Edition Print,

Signed and Numbered


Title: Jesus Of Nazareth

Size: Print Only - 8 1/2x11", Signed Print

Medium: Charcoal Drawing-( Sepia on Cream Background )

Price: $15.00

This drawing was done from a photo in the book "Jesus of Nazareth" form the TV mini-series by the same name.


Title: Poverty's Child

Size: Print Only - 8 1/2x11", Signed Print

Medium: Pencil

Price: $15.00

I did this drawing while a student at Art school. It is self-exclamatory, sad and depressing, but I've still sold a lot of these prints.


Title: Southern Airways DC-3

Size: 11x14", Signed Print

Medium: Pencil ( Sepia on Cream Paper)

Price: $20.00

When I worked at Republic Airlines, I got many requests from pilots to do a drawing of the old Southern DC-3.


Title: Southern Airways Martin 404

Size: 11x14", Signed Print

Medium: Pencil ( Sepia on Cream Paper)

Price: $20.00

I also got requests to do this Southern Airways Martin 404.


Title: Whitehaven High School

Size: 11x14", Signed & Numbered Print

Edition: 150

Medium: Giclee Print &

Price: $30.00 ( Includes shipping )

To Order your print of Whitehaven High School


Print Title: Hilderbrand Store & Gin


Print Size With White Boarder: 11x14"


Medium: Pen, Ink & Sepia Digital Giclee on 80# Cover Stock


Limited Edition of 150, Signed & Numbered


With Certificate of Authenticity and Short History


Price: $30


( Includes Shipping )

Shipping: First Class via USPS


To Order your print of

 Hilderbrand Store & Gin:

11x14 Print of Hilderbrand Store & Gin


Print Title: Hilderbrand Cotton Gin


Print Size With White Boarder: 11x17"


Medium: Pen, Ink & Watercolor Digital Giclee on 80# Cover Stock


Limited Edition of 150, Signed & Numbered


With Certificate of Authenticity


Price: $30


( Includes Shipping )

Shipping: First Class via USPS


Title: Memphis Skyline

Size: 11x14", Signed Print

Medium: Pen & Ink ( Sepia on Cream Paper )

Price: $30.00

To Order your print of Memphis Skyline:


Oil Page

Acrylic Page

Watercolor Page

Drawing Page


11X14" WHS signed and numbered Print

$30.00

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