Every once in a while I feel a sudden shock that certain people, personal and famous, are no longer among us, even though I know they've been gone for some time. Of course we feel that way about our loved ones and friends.
But one such famous person is Frank Kelly Freas. I was so used to seeing his illustrative work come out regularly over the decades, that I feel sadness to never see new work of his again.
Of course that can be said of SO MANY people.
You could always count on Frank Kelly Freas to take us on colorful flights of the imagination into the books he covered.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.