An excerpt from Darrel’s website: “As an artist I frequently try and combine my interests with my artistic pursuits. This is why pirates and Renaissance themes tend to appear frequently in my work. There are so many fantastic models just walking around at Renaissance Fairs that it would be a shame to not use them in my work.
The same idea applies to the many incredible people and companies that I encounter as a cigar enthusiast. In a time when Corporate America seems to have lost its way, the cigar industry is a shining example of what business should be.
Cigar company executives actually care about the quality of their products, respect their employees and actively seek out opportunities to meet and speak with their customers. They don’t manage their companies strictly by numbers and statistics the way too many executives do today. They actually understand what is important for their business. The product they create, the employees who create it and the customers who buy it. This is the focus of these great companies rather than short term profits and increasing the value of their own stock options at the customer’s expense. I have begun a series of works inspired by these companies and the love and dedication that goes into their products. These are the first of the series, but certainly not the last. To maintain a sense of continuity, and make a strong statement when grouped together, all of the drawings will be stippled using India ink. They will also be available as limited edition prints on archival paper.”
Our own reviewer, Gregg Kramer, is donating this Darrel Morris print for this contest. If you are looking for any cigar artwork for your man cave or other drawings or scrimshaw artwork, we ask that you take a look at Darrel’s website or contact Darrel directly to discuss an idea you might like to see become a reality.
All you have to do is tell us about your smoking room or man cave, whether it exists or is a dream, by commenting in this post. What does it or would it have in it? Earn extra entries by following us on facebook or twitter, or tweet about this contest. The actual prize is pictured next to this paragraph and at the very top of this page.