Meet the featured artists for this year’s 2018 Peoria Community Festival of Nativities!
Julia Fish Thompson
Art type: Calligraphy and Decorative Painting
Art type: Sketch
Rod Stambaugh is a native of Canton, Illinois and has lived there his entire life. Although he spent most of his free hours in high school in the art room, he has not received any formal training in art. His style reflect his attention to the detail of ordinary scenes of Fulton County and his love for fantasy and a deep religious faith.
Rod owns and operates the small engine repair shop, This That & Mower in Canton. Unlike any other repair shop, his walls are not covered with commercial posters and shelves of equipment and accessories. Instead, they are adorned with hundreds of prints of his artwork which are available for purchase at a very reasonable price. He also does commissioned artwork including portraits from photos, landscapes, scenes, objects, logos, etc.
Although Rod does not generally compete, he has won numerous awards in local art shows in the Canton area.