C F Legette Portfolio







C F Legette

C F Legette Portfolio

Fine Art Illustrations and Design Columbia, SC


Artist Statement & Bio:
The sensation I receive from the first pencil mark, ink line or brush stroke on a fresh canvas causes idyllic sentiments every time. Even though I may have already executed preliminaries deep down I know the finish product will take off onto its very own artistic course.
It appears that I have always pursued my creative propensities. For as long as I can remember I have always sketched on various surfaces (Some of them with and many without permission.)

My earliest formal teacher (Art Instructor, Mrs. Barbara Townsend, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School), squeezed creativity out of me sneakily. Before I realized what was going on I had volunteered my service for many school projects. Fortunately, she graded all my construction help around school as extra credits. That always kept me working and that was an important step in guiding my interest. She knew that I would not turn her down when she needed something done. It was all practice without her hands-on instructions.

However, it wasn’t until my next Professor (J. Craig Greene - Art Professor: Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC) began to get into my head that I started to really think about what was actually going on with a canvas. It was a question that did not rest well with me at first. That question is too personal to repeat but I pray that other professors are as good with their inspirational techniques with students. Great art can only begin to take shape when an artist realizes who he is. And, that was the essence of his motivation.
It took me almost thirty-two years to realize that I am a lost soul saved by Christ Jesus. My energy now is focused on pleasing HIM.

Now a simple piece of blank paper, a pencil/ink-pen and creating something with meaning in it is more satisfying than almost anything. Most of my work today is with the simplest media, a reminder to me that God turn anything into beauty.

Norman Rockwell has always fascinated me by the light-hearted way he depicts the simple things in life. His Christian belief spills out of his illustrations without stating a word. I pray that my work someday does a fraction of that. Winslow Homer and Peter Paul Ruben are two other artists that I have studied. Winslow on his water woks and Peter Paul on the heavy traffic he uses and still the painting comes together without overpowering any individual part on it.

Thank you for considering my work for view- May it bring some joy to your life.
CF Legette

*Copyright Notice:
All images on this web site are fully protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. The images may not be copied, reproduced, manipulated or used in any way, without written permission of First Star Art artists ( CFLegette). Any unauthorized usage will be prosecuted to the full extent of U.S. Copyright Law.



Pickn Flowers by C F Legette


Pineapple Drawing by C F Legette


Carolina Cup STG by C F Legette


Good Horse Trainer by C F Legette


Relax by C F Legette


Grass Blade Study by C F Legette


cfLegette Originals by C F Legette


Early Tea Report by C F Legette


Amal by C F Legette


The Pause by C F Legette


Take A Bow by C F Legette


Mid Hunt Rt by C F Legette


Coffee and Pooch by C F Legette


Hear My Prayer by C F Legette


Love on the Dock by C F Legette


South Carolina Palm tree by C F Legette


Golf Sneakers by C F Legette


Anticipation by C F Legette


Loose Gucci by C F Legette


Charging Gamecock by C F Legette


White Jeans by C F Legette


Big Al Drawing by C F Legette


Pearls and Legs by C F Legette


Refreshing by C F Legette


International Do Not Disturb by C F Legette


Aja Wilson by C F Legette


Carolina Cup Camden by C F Legette


Red Palm by C F Legette


Dog Walker by C F Legette


Coat and Coffee by C F Legette


Maestro by C F Legette


Fitness and Fashion by C F Legette


More Sax Please by C F Legette


Waiting Outside by C F Legette


Girllll by C F Legette


Steady by C F Legette


HiltonHead Palm Tree Study by C F Legette


Inner Sunshine Moment by C F Legette


Its Cold Outside Three by C F Legette


Three Ladies On A Dock by C F Legette


Coffee Run by C F Legette


Out In The Snow by C F Legette


Grace and Style by C F Legette


His And Her Style by C F Legette


Man's Prayer Original by C F Legette


The Moon Is With In Reach by C F Legette


Brown Eyes with A Tall Hat by C F Legette


Peace Offering by C F Legette