Jessie Arms Botke was an artist who created bold and decorative paintings, with a predilection for exotic white birds in settings of paradise. She and her artist husband sometimes collaborated — much of the time "leaning heavily on each other for advice, criticism, and encouragement" — basically describing the working relationship of my artist wife and myself.
Jessie Arms Botke — White Peacock (Romance of Eld) — 1931
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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.