One evidence of the true artist is the transformation of ordinary things into little fragments of beauty.
David Starrett paints each of his wooden clothespins with a different design, each a variation of his mascot, the fox.
A left-handed painter, he thinks big. He came up with this prototype for a large oil palette, though he works more often in watercolor.
He taught for many years in the Los Angeles area at Otis, Valley College, and Art Center.
When he visited in 1990, he posed for Lee Crabb, the malcontent and schemer in Dinotopia: a Land Apart from Time. But in truth he has a heart of gold.
Previously: The Real Lee Crabb