James Dean 32' x 40"

I do not know what inspired me to make his hair purple......it was well before the fad the young people started later.  The medium is oil on paper and the style is much like the paint by numbers I did when I was a kid.   When I was three, I knew I wanted to be an artist as an adult.  But I learned from my dad that artists were “social misfits that never make any money.”   This was pretty much the truth in those days, so my dream died until it was resurrected in my thirties.

Pencil Drawings by E J Hauser