Michael Ray McGuirewww.ArtPal.com/mcguiremichael70
I was born in Tulsa Oklahoma in 1968. I started drawing when I could hold a pencil it didn’t matter what it was I would attempt to draw it till I was satisfied, meaning it was as close to looking exactly like the real thing.
By the third grade I new I wanted to be a baseball player and an artist.
We moved to Keystone Lake 30 miles west of Tulsa where I attended Cleveand public schools where I excelled, not only in art but baseball as well.
After high school i stooped drawing and instead I played on semipro baseball team in Tulsa where in 1991 met my wife
Penney Layne Baxter she was a 4’3” Eskimo from Alaska. Not really an Eskimo but she was 4’3 and “beautiful” and really from Alaska. Penney Layne was the name of her hairsolon.
We got married in 1994 bought a house in Owasso where we had our first child Blayne Ann.
We purchased our lake house the same year we bought the Owasso home in ‘95. We then moved into our Keystone Lake house in 96 by 98 we had our second child Baryn Ray. And this is the time for dad to get a real job. I Got hired on at American Airlines in 1999 while having our 3rd child Braylee Mae. By 2003 I had an accident while working breaking my hip and back and while having extensive surgeries in 2004 we had our 4 child, don’t ask me how, Brock Michael!!! In 2005 still having surgeries I was found 100% disabled.
While having my 8th and Last surgery I ruptured 3 disks in my knock not being able to use my right arm not only could I not work anymore but now I wouldn’t be able to draw. Drs wanted to fuse my hole kneck but I wasn’t having that so I let it heal itself.
Then in 2016 after losing our hair salon business from a building owner That didn’t take care of her property. I had invested our hole retirement in that business. So I started drawing. My daughter Blayne entered me in the Cleveland art contest in 2018 were I got 1st and 3.rd, guess it’s time for dad to start drawing again!!!
And then in 2019 I joined Artpal displaying my new medium of which no one else does White Chalk Pencil on Black Mat Board.
Please enjoy my pictures I draw in remembrance of my grandfather Wilburn Martin McGehee he was a Native American Indian He passed when I was 5 years old.