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“My desire to honor and preserve the heritage of my hometown was intense so when I commissioned Larry my hopes and expectations were astronomical. And you know what? He exceeded them all. He listened, he understood, then created an art print that fully captured the past and the present. It has emotionally touched our citizens and has become a source of pride to our community. He was also helpful on so many levels of the project and working with this southern gentleman was a complete pleasure. I could not have asked for more.” ~Mary Elizabeth Stanley (Emee) Youngman

Augusta

This art print was privately commissioned by Mary Elizabeth “Emee” Youngman. A member of one of the earliest settling families her roots run deep in Augusta, Arkansas, a small quaint city of approximately 2500 situated on the banks of the White River.

The love for Augusta and Woodruff County was instilled in Emee by her parents and grandparents and seeking a way to preserve local heritage she sought out one of her favorite Southern artists, Larry Wamble, who she knew had created cityscapes of many of her favorite cities. She also knew his artistic interpretations embodied not only the physical aspects of the cities but the heartbeat of the area as well.

The process turned out to be a labor of love for Wamble as well. Growing up in a similar small city on the banks of the Mississippi River he instinctively knew what needed to be done with this special opportunity.

Combining current landmarks with old photographs of special landmarks of years gone by he created a heartfelt combination of the new and the fondly remembered old.

Now, thanks to Emee’s respect for heritage and Larry’s uncanny ability to interpret the actual “feel” of a city the citizens, friends and former residents of Augusta have a chance to own a most meaningful reminder of their hometown.


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