Definitely check out this video by Todd Lawson. Todd explains his process and documents the creation of his painting, "Idol Woody".
Todd Lawson Video "Idol Woody"
Todd Lawson Video "Reconstructing Hope"
TODD LAWSON'S upcoming SOLO EXHIBITION
July 1 – July 29, 2021
Artist Statement: VISITORS
I have faced two culture shocks in my life. The first, moving to Florida at age 9 and being dumped into an alternate universe where tourism, retirees and locals intentionally segregated themselves into cultural bubbles. Up to then I had only experienced Florida as a child tourist. So living in the midst of Disney and the Disney World Theme Parks, the Americana Land-of-Opportunity ‘Dreamer’ idea left a permanent impact on me as an artist and as an outsider growing up in the 80s and 90s. I moved back to Canada as an adult and experienced my second culture shock. Leaving that world behind, for a land and community I didn’t remember, I am still adjusting some 20 years later.