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Jade Kroskey, Happy Mando, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 20″

This media file is attached to: Paragon Arts Gallery Student Exhibition Online 2020

The theme of this painting was to juxtapose the styles of painterly and graphic. Soon after I married my husband, he decided to binge watch and go on a painting-spree of Bob Ross. I later learned that Bob Ross actually began painting to alleviate his PTSD as a Veteran, which my husband also has from being in the military. We now have a 2 year-old son and their favorite show to watch together is The Mandalorian, who is a bounty hunter and serves his guild, much like how my husband and Bob Ross served their country.