My name is Mark Kelso, and I'm a professional artist...I was also once a true Lego addict!
One of my paintings - "In Days of Old," Oil on Panel
Yep. For years I was yet another victim of the all-consuming, uber-maniacal, life-devouring passion that is Lego.
Hard at work in the Legotorium
A "solution" I was considering to a building dilema.
A Little Background:
I was born in 1967 (yeah, I know...AGES ago!), and grew up with Lego. I put the bricks away in my teens, to pursue other interests...namely women...and didn't return until December of 2006 (having found the perfect woman who was crazy enough marrying me!). It was then I stumbled upon MOCpages, as well as other online sites for Lego. With that discovery, I pretty much said farewell to reality, and began the rapid and dark descent into tortured madness, joining the other countless rabble of ABS victims...known as AFOL's (adult fans of Lego). So, there it is. December of 2006, and another AFOL is consumed by the fires of Legohaulism!
These days, the art world is having it's way with me, and work has pulled me kicking and screaming back to reality. Build time is WAY down, and new work is manifesting itself at a snail's pace. Nevertheless, the addiction remains. And while hope springs eternal that I'll one day find to time to resume this passion with the kind of fervor I once did, I hope that any of you visiting my pages here will at least enjoy seeing some of the work I created during the prolific years of my adult brick renaissance.
I have a passion for large, detailed creations, and although build time is minimal, I am currently still working on a SHIP (Significantly Huge Investment in Parts) of my own design when time allows, and hope to display it at a future Lego convention.
I also enjoy story-telling and hope to eventually revisit a series called Apocalypsis. I only managed to do a small portion of the story, and there's a lot more to tell if, once again, time allows.
Scene from Apocalypsis series
From time to time, smaller creations find their way onto the Lego table, and though the theme of space is a personal favorite, I'll also often tackle landscape, and castle subjects.
Waterfall MOC from Apocalypsis series
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Meanwhile, welcome to the hallowed ground of yet another AFOL. Feel free to kick your shoes off, sit a spell, and take in all that...Wait...Uggh, wait! What the hell's that smell?...Okay, put your shoes back on. Geese! Anyway, feel free to sit a spell, and have a look around. Comments are always welcome, and there's bonus points for humor, sarcasm, or poetic irony! Enjoy!