Description Oil on canvas, 24x36', November 2011. A young mother navigates the challenges of life, holding her small candle of faith high. What she doesn't see is the angel behind her, providing all the light she needs. The Heavenly guide is waiting for the young woman to have enough faith to take one step into the darkness before she lights the way ahead.See also Portrait of a Modern Father.Also available as a diptych in Candle of the Lord.
Lester Yocum, Glen Burnie, MD Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I am a husband and father of three great children. My beautiful wife and I have been together since our marriage in 1983.
I have worked in a wide variety of jobs and locations, including graphics shops, photography labs, and television center within the private, commercial, and federal government sectors.
My involvement with the graphic arts goes back to 1983 and includes traditional and electronic arts, illustration, animation, and design. I used to do layouts with Rubylith (remember that?) and technical pens, pasting up waxed galleys for brochure and poster work. QuarkXpress and InDesign are what I use today; Dreamweaver and Plone are my tools of choice for the Web.
I work in gouache, oil, watercolor, ink, colored pencil, pastel, and airbrush. Oil is my preferred medium, but nowadays I'm as likely to use Illustrator, Photoshop, or Painter and a Wacom tablet.