Tucker's Seasonal Words of Wisdom

by Theodore Waddell

illustrations by Theodore Waddell

text by Lynn Campion

published by Bar R Books

  • Painter and sculptor Theodore Waddell is best known for his “landscapes with animals,” vast canvases that bring together western subject matter (Black Angus cattle, sheep, horses, and the occasional bison) and the painterly approach of Abstract Expressionism. On the side, Waddell makes drawings of things he loves, especially Bernese Mountain Dogs.

    Waddell and his wife, Lynn, introduce you to another delightful children’s book in the "Tucker" series: Tucker’s Seasonal Words of Wisdom. Waddell's thirty-two color illustrations detail the further adventures and thoughtful wisdom of Tucker and his friends. The first volume, Tucker Gets Tuckered, came out in 2006. Campion adds a new layer of philosophy to follow these affectionate "Berners" through the seasons of a year.

    As one reader wrote about Waddell’s first children’s book, Tucker Gets Tuckered, “The story is fun for kids, but also rings true for any adult who has ever had the privilege of sharing their home with a pet. And the illustrations are world class.”

84 pages, 34 illustrations

ISBN 10: 0692272313
ISBN 13: 978-0692272312






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Born in Billings, Montana in 1941, Theodore Waddell studied art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in New York in 1962-63 and received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Montana College in 1966. In 1968 he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture and Printmaking from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In 1968, Waddell joined the University of Montana's Art Faculty and retired from teaching in 1976. Soon after, he began working in Montana as a rancher and artist, and his current work reflects the influences of these two professions. His art career took off in 1983 when he was invited to exhibit his work in the prestigious Corcoran Biennial 38th Survey of American Art. In 2004 he was honored at the White House for his work with the U.S. State department’s Art in Embassies program which exhibits his work in various U.S. Embassies around the world.

Waddell’s abstract impressionistic rendering of real subject matter reflects the American experience of living in the West and his love of the land. His work is found in private and corporate collections throughout the world and is currently exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the western United States. He is a past recipient of the state of Montana’s Governor’s Arts Award, and in 2015 he received Artist of the Year honors from the Yellowstone Art Museum. In 2017 a major retrospective celebrating his career, Theodore Waddell: My Montana was published by Riverbend Publishing.

Today, Waddell and his wife Lynn Campion divide their time between homes in Sheridan, Montana and Hailey, Idaho, and Mr. Waddell continues to paint most every day. In his spare time, he creates beautifully illustrated books featuring his beloved Bernese Mountain dogs, his passion for the game of golf and tales of his Montana childhood and ranching years.

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