Award-winning painter and sculptor Theodore Waddell makes art about the things he loves. He is best known for his “landscapes with animals,” vast canvases that bring together western subject matter (Black Angus cattle, sheep, horses, and the occasional bison) and the painterly approach of Abstract Expressionism. On the side, Waddell has been creating children’s books about his other enthusiasms, Bernese Mountain Dogs and now the game of golf.
Waddell and his wife, Lynn Campion, together with nationally recognized PGA Pro Stoney Brown, have released “Tucker Tees Off,” the third in the series of children’s books featuring Tucker the Bernese Mountain Dog.
In “Tucker Tees Off,” Tucker is joined on the golf course by other canines and various creatures. Woven throughout are rhymes and poems related to golf. Tips and quips accompany Tucker in his quest to finish all 18 holes during the Intermountain golf season. Lynn Campion and Pro Stoney Brown add humorous yet meaningful advice that every age can treasure . . . or ignore.
Published by Bar R Books of Helena, Montana, the 68-page book features 28 full-color illustrations. “Tucker Tees Off” joins the two previous volumes in the “Tucker” series; the first, “Tucker Gets Tuckered,” came out in 2006, and the second, “Tucker’s Seasonal Words of Wisdom,” was published by Bar R Books in 2014.
One reader wrote of “Tucker Gets Tuckered,” “If you are a dog lover you will love this book. . . The art-work is incredible.” Another noted, “The story is fun for kids, but also rings true for all adults who have ever had a . . . dog. And the illustrations are world class.” “Big Sky Journal” said of “Tucker’s Seasonal Words of Wisdom”: “The paintings that illustrate the book are totally charming. . . . Each illustration and its accompanying text stands alone as a commentary on the seasons and on life—overall a delightful collection for kids and adults.”
In 2015, Theodore Waddell received the Montana Governor’s Award for the Visual Arts, and he was also named Artist of the Year by the Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT. His work is shown in museums and galleries throughout the United States and can be found in private and public collections throughout the world.
Lynn Campion is a photographer and writer, and she has published two books involving horses and cattle. Lynn serves as president of a nonprofit foundation and is fully involved in philanthropic endeavors in Colorado and Idaho. Waddell and Campion, and their band of beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs, divide their time between homes in Sheridan, Montana, and Hailey, Idaho.
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About " Tucker's Seasonal Words of Wisdom"
Painter and sculptor Theodore Waddell is best known for his “landscapes with animals,” vast canvases that bring together western subject matter (Black Angus cattle, sheep, horses, and the occasional bison) and the painterly approach of Abstract Expressionism. On the side, Waddell makes drawings of things he loves, especially Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Waddell and his wife, Lynn, introduce you to another delightful children’s book in the "Tucker" series: Tucker’s Seasonal Words of Wisdom. Waddell's thirty-two color illustrations detail the further adventures and thoughtful wisdom of Tucker and his friends. The first volume, Tucker Gets Tuckered, came out in 2006. Campion adds a new layer of philosophy to follow these affectionate "Berners" through the seasons of a year.
As one reader wrote about Waddell’s first children’s book, Tucker Gets Tuckered, “The story is fun for kids, but also rings true for any adult who has ever had the privilege of sharing their home with a pet. And the illustrations are world class.”
Theodore Waddell is an internationally known artist. His work is shown in museums and galleries throughout the United States and can be found in private and public collections throughout the world.
Lynn Campion is a photographer and author of two books, including Rodeo: Behind the Scenes at America’s Most Exciting Sport. She is an accomplished horsewoman and devotes most of her time to philanthropic endeavors.
Together with their beloved animals, they divide their time between homes in Sheridan, Montana, and Hailey, Idaho.
"Tucker’s Seasonal Words of Wisdom"
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Tucker Gets Tuckered
Theodore Waddell's first children's book! This charming book about his beloved Bernese Mountain dogs is a story about a playful pooch who has to get involved in everything.
Tucker's not the kind of dog who just sits around the house. Oh no. There's always something fun to do somewhere, and whatever it is, Tucker knows where to find it. Is that Tucker on the golf course? Is that him sunning on the beach? You won't believe all the crazy things he likes to do, and all the different places he likes to go. No wonder Tucker gets tuckered. Wouldn't you?
Theodore Waddell is an artist whose love of nature and animals (especially Bernese Mountain Dogs) can be seen in his masterly landscapes of Idaho and his native Montana. His work hangs in galleries across the country and is on display at the Denver Museum of Art, the Boise Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. He and his wife Lynn Campion, divide their time between studios in Idaho and Montana.