Tuesday, 10 August, 2010 7:32
August 10, 2010
Reggie McLeroy will speak at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery from 2-3 p.m., August 21, as part of the galleries Saturday Speaker Series. Reggie, a native of Ruston, La., discovered his talents as an artist while in his second year of school. Throughout the years, McLeroy has developed his talent and some notable art pieces.
In 1994, he published his first series of wildlife prints – a set of four different white-tailed deer prints in black and white. Today, he has over 25 different wildlife prints done in watercolor, pencil and pen & ink. That same year he also created the cartoon character "Lil Daddy" which has appeared in the Monroe Newstar for the past ten years. "Lil Daddy's Filosophies from Da Hood" is a single panel cartoon that sends out positive messages to young people.
He is most noted for capturing life-like artwork of the legendary coach - Coach Eddie Robinson of Grambling State University, an Independence Bowl painting of General Russel Honore’ and the New Orleans Superdome during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was also chosen as the official artist of the 2004 U. S. Ryder Cup Team. He won the Louisiana Wildlife Stamp (2000), and chosen to paint the 2003 Texas Turkey Stamp, and the Canadian Whitetail. He is also the official artist of the Independence Bowl.
McLeroy currently he works for the Lincoln Parish School Board as a Discipline Coordinator.
For more information, call The R.W. Norton Art Gallery at 318-865-4201 or visit them online at www.rwnaf.org.