Description I have been reading about, studying and researching this man since the late 1960's. With no internet back then, I had to find what little was in print on Nikola Tesla and that was not easy. Why was this genius just a footnote in our history? Working in electronics both in the US Air Force and AT&T, I ran across Tesla's inventions constantly, but all I could read about was Thomas Edison! As it turns out, Tesla once worked for Edison when he first came to the United States. They did not really get along and Tesla felt 'used' by Edison, so he went out on his own. We should all be very grateful to Edison for that happening, I might add. I want to present to the world a calm, warm picture of this genius without lightening bolts shooting all around him. Here he is circa 1898, and I hope I captured the inner man with this piece of art. Who knows, I may find other images of him that inspire me in the future. He certainly deserves all the attention he can be given.
Paul Simone, Fayetteville Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement I have been drawing since I could hold a pencil. My so called 'right brain' has been active from the start. However, life got in the way and my 'left brain' won out. I got steered in the direction of electronics first via the US Air Force and later via the American Telephone & Telegraph company. But the GI Bill paid off and I got as much education as I could. One of my degrees is in art. Now that I'm retired I can once again return to my 'right brain' and, through the wonders of computers, allow my 'left brain' to participate in expressing my artistic feelings by using pixels as well as oils, acrylics, watercolors, pen and pencils. I have also taught drawing, oil and acrylic painting among other things. In addition I have studied and practiced photo restoration for over 25 years now. Photoshop has been my program of choice in case you are wondering. I do have a program called 'Painter' but I generally live in Photoshop. Adobe's new sales policies annoy me so I'm looking at a program called GIMP. My other website is at www.glazemaps.com and is designed as a tool for artists; check it out. As of 1-1-2014 I am reviving and converting my cartoon strip 'Hobo Robo' into an adventure series. It will be completely overhauled and illustrated by me. The New Hobo Robo is already far beyond my initial expectations; I create it and I'm amazed each day. Stay tuned. Thanks, Pauljs