Star Catcher Angel - THOMAS BLACKSHEAR II, the son of an Air Force captain, was born in Waco, Texas, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. "Drawing was all I ever liked to do," he says. "While all the other guys were playing baseball or basketball, I was in my house, drawing." He pursued an interest in art throughout high school, securing a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. After a year there, he transferred to the nearby Academy of Art. While finishing his college education, he was recruited by Hallmark Cards and later became the apprentice of illustrator Mark English.

Blackshear settled in Kansas City, where he became head illustrator at the prestigious Godbold/Richter Studio. A year later, he began a prosperous freelance career, illustrating many advertisements, several U.S. Postal Service stamp collections—one called "Black Heritage," another on classic movies, and a third on jazz musicians—and several series of Hamilton Group collector s plates featuring scenes from Star Wars, Star Trek,... MORE
Star Catcher Angel
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Star Catcher Angel by Thomas Blackshear
Availability
Yes as of 6/25/2017
Condition:
In Original Packaging
Edition:
Limited Edition 
Size / no.:
Limited to 2500
Dimension:
10.5
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Star Catcher Angel by Thomas Blackshear Image is watermarked for copyright protection and is not present on the actual art work.

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Seated on a puffy cloud, Star Catcher is a little angel who collects stars, which according to Thomas, represent the hopes and dreams of people on Earth. "Once he's caught them, Star Catcher transforms them with his special magic and sends them back to Earth as falling stars for people to wish upon," Thomas explains.

Star Catcher is masterfully sculpted and handcrafted with stunningly lifelike features and realistic details, including a real mesh net, plush hair, shiny stars, a sparking fabric drape and leather pouch. Star Catcher comes nestled in a beautiful star-strewn gift box. Each Star Catcher has a Certificate of Authenticity included. Approx. 10.5 in tall.

Star Catcher Angel, by Thomas Blackshear is a Limited Edition production by the Artist. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity which affirms that this is an authentic Limited Edition production from Thomas Blackshear

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