It all started when Dennis McGregor painted a small turtle hanging out on a barbed wire fence.
The series has taken McGregor three years to complete and has now found its home in a new book "You Stole My Name," which he is self-publishing through a fundraiser on Kickstarter. At
McGregor has been a staple in the Sisters—and greater Oregon—art community for the last 30 years, with his paintings gracing the posters for the Sister Folk Festival, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Oregon Country Fair and many others. It is this new series, however, that he sees as a new phase— painting what he wants to paint and what he loves. As it turns out, others love it, too!
His recent Kickstarter has met its goal, which means McGregor's book, "You Stole My Name," will be in stores soon after the holidays.
You can still purchase his originals, prints and notecards from the series at kickstarter.com (just search Dennis McGregor and you'll find it) which he can get to you in time to find a home under your Christmas tree.
And who knows, maybe he'll keep going and we'll see a sequel in the future.