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MIKE WALSH •
Welcome to My World / Part 1
PAINTING FOR AMERICAN LEGION POST 175
When I had been a member of The American Legion in my
hometown for about two years, my wife, Terri, suggested
that, since I was considered the resident artist, I might
create a painting to hang in the main club room. Why not, I
thought. It was a great idea.
At the time, I was “retired” from a lifetime of graphic
design projects and I was able to fit the painting into a
manageable schedule. So I began gathering research material,
preparing data for the layout; taking photos, using magazines
reprints for sketches, posing for some of the action figures,
over and over.