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PAINTER living in Iowa


This is a Work in Progress. Des Moines is, or was, home of the Travelers Life Insurance Company and, this rooftop sign is an iconic part of the downtown cityscape. I’ve still to add the letters under the Umbrella and, it is basically all the farther I intend to take it. Cheers.

Since first posting, I’ve updated the painting to include the letters of the classic sign.


30×48 oil on canvas – sold

This is the Insurance Exchange building in downtown Des Moines, which used to be home to The Travelers, among other industry giants. The other building is currently Des Moines’ tallest building at 44 stories, known as 801 Grand and, home of the Principal Financial Group. This painting was a commission piece. It turned out well.