A Visit from St. Nicholas by Ed Parker
“This is a fantastical view of the man who has become known as Santa Claus in mid-flight over a charming countryside. I always thought it was a bit unfair to the rest of the animal kingdom that only reindeer got to do the towing job, so this time I had a new group flying the sleigh. I figured a little fantasy and whimsy wouldn’t hurt the holiday spirit.”
New England born Ed Parker combines a respect for history and great American traditions, with unique inventiveness that has placed him among the leaders of today’s generation of Americana painters. His illustrations have an original way of capturing the complexity of modern culture with a sometimes compelling, often-whimsical sense of tradition.
Over the past 30 years his paintings and illustrations have graced books, magazines, private and corporate collections from coast to coast. Working in the great American folk art tradition, Parker has carved out a name for himself using a sophisticated sense of design, proportion and color to create charming and often humorous vignettes of American life.
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