Monday, October 19, 2009

Perry McCrackin

Perry was born in Demorest, Georgia and graduated from Habersham Central High School. Although he had painted as a child and would always doodle on Blue Horse notebook paper while in school, it wasn’t until he was a senior in high school that he took art seriously. In the fall of 1976, he attended Piedmont College on a full art scholarship but decided to join the Marines. In June 1977, Perry entered the United States Marine Corp and served our country four years. Being a member of the Marines deeply enriched his life and expanded his perceptions of the world. He did very little painting while serving in the Marines. In 1985, he attended North Georgia Technical College and completed the course for Master Cosmetologist. He traded his paintbrush for scissors and comb. At that time he didn’t realize that both painting and coloring hair would cross paths. Like painting, the opportunity to study hair coloring techniques opened a new world for him. Perry discovered there is very little difference in “theory” of paint and color for hair. He is not afraid to try techniques with hair color or paint. Like a clean head of hair, he is fascinated with painting and thrilled when he starts each new project - whether it be painting or hair. In 2008, one of his paintings was accepted by the Art in the Air Billboard project in association with the Athens Leisure Services and Lyndon House Arts Center. Paintings will be rotated through out Clarke County in 2009. Recently, one of his paintings was accepted into the Juried Art show at the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Ga. You can visit Perry's blog at:

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