My name is Mark Kelso, and I'm a professional artist...I'm also a recovering Lego addict!
One of my paintings - "In Days of Old," Oil on Panel
Yep. For years I was yet another victim of the all-consuming, uber-maniacal, life-devouring passion that is Lego.
Hard at work in the Legotorium
A "solution" I was considering to a building dilema.
A Little Background:
I was born in 1967 (yeah, I know...AGES ago!), and grew up with Lego. I put the bricks away in my teens, to pursue other interests...namely women...and didn't return until December of 2006 (having found the perfect woman, and somehow talking her into marrying me!). It was then I stumbled upon MOCpages, as well as other on line sites for Lego. With that discovery, I pretty much said farewell to reality, and began the rapid and dark descent into tortured madness, joining the other countless rabble of ABS victims...known as AFOL's (adult fans of Lego). So, there it is. December of 2006, and another AFOL is consumed by the fires of Legohaulism!
These days, the real world's got me by the...um...well, okay. Let's just say my build time is WAY down. Nevertheless, the addiction remains, and I still sneak down to the work space from time to time. Here's what I'm up to these days:
I have a passion for large, detailed creations, and I'm currently working a SHIP (Significantly Huge Investment in Parts) of my own design. I hope to have it finished some time this coming summer.
I also enjoy story-telling and am finally getting back to a series called Apocalypsis, which I hope to return to some time in 2014.
Scene from Apocalypsis series
From time to time, smaller creations find their way onto the Lego table, and though the theme of space is a personal favorite, I'll also often tackle landscape, and castle subjects.
Waterfall MOC from Apocalypsis series
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Meanwhile, welcome to the hallowed ground of yet another AFOL. Feel free to kick your shoes off, sit a spell, and take in all that...wait...what the hell's that smell?...Okay, put your shoes back on! Anyway, feel free to sit a spell, and have a look around. Comments are always welcome, and there's bonus points for humor, sarcasm, or poetic irony! Enjoy!