Archive for November, 2007

Meet Charlie & Lelah Dobson

Posted in New Posts, Portraits with tags , on November 22, 2007 by mikeivey

My grandparents settled in the Ozark mountains just outside of Huntsville, Arkansas in the late 1800s. They traveled from northeast Missouri in a covered wagon. Grandpa Dobson was a lay preacher and brought his wife Lelah to homestead acreage and raise their 11 children. It was one of my favorite places to spend the summer. In the mountains, hunting & fishing, livestock and farming. What a very special place for a young boy to enjoy country living! I fell in love with bluegrass type gospel music in those mountain churches they used to take me to.

The two graphite pencil drawings are from photos of their Wedding Day and their 50th Anniversary.

Something like this would be great presents for someone. If you are interested contact me via email.