Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920's. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life's career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973... Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.

Burt Reynolds Crayola Portrait

Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art, using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring, he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand, including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida ....

James Arness Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke

John Wayne Rooster Cogburn in True Grit

Clint Eastwood

Such talent!


THE SNEE said...

Thanks for publishing this. I never saw crayola used so well! Now where did I put my son's box of crayons? I feel inspired. BTW, I found your blog via Kelly at Psychocarnival. Now, I've got to go through your archives to see what other cool stuff you have!

The Snarky View said...

We loved this artist! Amazing isn't he? Thank you for hanging with the Snarkies! Say hi to Kelly for us!