2016 THE WOODSMAN SANTA



The Woodsman Santa
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Oil Pastel on Textured Mat Board

It is interesting what a chilly walk in the Ohio country woods can do. This year's Santa is inspired by nature and by the northern forests that abound in all the areas I love best. 

I have wanted to create a woodland Santa for a long time, and today that desire became reality. He is not your red-suited "jolly old elf" and it's not a Santa with obvious trappings and traditional garb. Rather, this year's Santa is one that evolved from  talking a woodland, country walk while hunting for inspiration. This Santa is MY Santa, bringing impish magic to all that are willing to BELIEVE. Red suit or not.

Here is "The Woodsman Santa". ~ Happy Holiday, everyone!