Paul Ross is my oldest friend. We lived on the same block and hung out together all through childhood. I can’t remember a time when he wasn’t a part of my life. He was a couple of years older, and I followed him from Long Island to college in Western Pennsylvania, where I met my wife Jonna. So we would never had met if not for Paul!
He’s a truly talented and creative Photoshop artist…and has a wicked sense of humor. But can also be wonderfully poignant, as you can see. Here’s a piece he’s done for us in the last few days.
As kids growing up, Paul was the most talented artist I knew. I’ve also included another recent hand-drawn (feather by feather!) piece of digital art, created on a Wacom tablet and in Photoshop. The subjects are two blue hyacinth macaw parrots. He’s just amazing!
Paul and his life partner, Fran, lost their own “best buddy,” Dozer, an incredibly sweet and beautiful Great Dane-German Shepherd mix, a few years ago. They understand the pain, as so many of us do.
Thank you, Paul, for creating a piece of art that we can carry in our hearts forever.