Monday, December 6, 2010

Don Weller

My father is artist Don Weller. It's hard for me to hold back the bragging when it comes to my dad. He is extremely talented and prolific. He has had an amazing (and I do mean, an AMAZING) career. He did tons of print design and illustration in Los Angeles in the 1960's, 70's and 80's -- Time magazine, multiple TV Guide's and a series of U.S.P.S. postage stamps for one of the Olympics, to name a few. He has also illustrated a few children's books in his time, too. Today, I realized with surprise I've never blogged about his art here before.

I did a search on Google to locate some links to his children's books (which I found) but I also came across this recent blog post. I've never read this blog before, and I'm really happy I found this.

Overview of Don's career by Greg Newbold (easy to read blog post with pretty pictures)

Part Two of the above post, centering on Dad's current career as a painter of western art

One last post (same blog) about my dad's work

Here are some of the children's books my dad has illustrated:

A Cowboy's Night Before Christmas

Phantom Of The Opera (Sorry, no photos here, unfortunately!!)

Professor Fergus Farenheit and his Wonderful Weather Machine

Don's work on Stock Art portfolio

See Don's most recent work here: Western paintings

Hope you enjoyed this peek into my dad's work!


Deb said...

OMG Kathy! That is amazing. I remember looking at so much of your dad's work when I was in school. No wonder you have so much talent girl!

Christiane said...

amazing! a cowboys night before Xmas !?- Love it!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

WOW Kath.. your dad is awesome!! I'm sorry but there is no other word to describe him. :o)

I understand why your are so proud, of course you are! And I see where your talent come from too :o)

Little Green Doll said...

Wow! your father is an artist! He paints great illustrations! :)

roz said...

WOW! You never shared this before. I'm amazed. What remarkable talent. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. ;o)

Jon Davis said...

Wow, I recognise some of that stuff, Like the Elton John cover. Excellent.
I'm not surprised you're proud :)