This years Christmas Card was inspired by two major events in my life this holiday season. The first, my wife and I being pregnant during the holidays and due any day (the ultimate gift)! The second, is the literary work of the great Charles Dickens. Mr. Dickens has always been a part of the Gallaher household at Christmas time and my wife and I continue to make our annual visit to San Francisco's own The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. This unique one-of-kind live performance is held exclusively in San Francisco's own Cow Palace and hosted by Red Barn Productions (the same folks who bring us the Renaissance Fair in Novato, CA). Filled with over 200 actors and stage hands, this talented group of actors, costume artists and set designers recreate the streets Charles Dickens's 18th century victorian England filled with a cast of roaming characters as portrayed in Dickens's novels from Oliver Twist to A Christmas Carol. We love this event and after making two separate visits with family this year, I set to work on this drawing.
The drawing was completed at 8.5x11 inches on toned paper using markers, ink and colored pencil. My close family and friends may find one of these in their mailbox days before Christmas, but posted here this greeting goes out to you and yours... Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!
Artwork: ©Copyright Trey Gallaher
"Joy to the World"
toned paper, markers, ink and colored pencil
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair -> HERE