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I worked at Artex Hobby Products from 1976-1978 and met some fabulous people while employed there. They moved to South Carolina and my wife and I decided to stay here in Ohio as we were just starting our family. Artex Hobby Products was a company that sold roll-on hobby embroidery paints. They had a great art dept. that created many illustrations that were printed on fabric like the old paint by number products. The buyers would purchase a design that they liked and use the roll-on paints to finish the picture. I worked in the marketing dept. that created the catalogs. flyers and marketing products for the company. On occasion I was able to submit sketches and ideas to the art dept. for possible inclusion in the Artex seasonal catalogs. This was my first art related employment and I included this album to give the viewer an idea of where I started.

Artex Bahamas convention folder
Artex Catalog colors page
Artex Catalog 1977
Artex catalog cover sketch
Artex Hummingbird
Artex Las Vegas Folder
Artex Las Vegas convention folder
Artex marker sketches
Artex catalog cover
Artex fishbowl sketch
Chipmunk sketch
Fish Artex sketch
Lady By Water
Mondays Maiden marker sketch
Artex catalog cover Mountain lion