Helen Stephens at the 1936 Olympics

Plenty to say but short on time so I thought I'd post another illustration for the Notable Missourian series of books for Truman State University Press.  This is Helen Stephens competing in the 100m at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.  I don't think I've ever mentioned it but thank you to TSUP for permission to post these various works before the books are out.  The first three books go to press in a couple weeks and I can't wait to see how they turn out!   Okay...for being short on time and not planning to say anything I'm saying a lot.  This will not surprise those who know me. 

Back to painting...


Helen Stephens running to school

Another Illustration for the Notable Missourian series to be published by Truman State University Press.  This is Helen Stephens AKA the Fulton Flash.  She was an Olympic Gold Medalist (x2) and all around super athlete.  When she was a kid she did not have a track nearby to practice on, so to train Helen would jump ditches and fences and run through corn rows on the family farm.  She even outran her cousin...who was on a horse!