Thomasville - "You can't change history, and it's not something to be ashamed of," says artist Dean Quigley. "It's something to learn from. Because if we don't know where we've been we don't know where we're going."
Quigley looks and acts the part of a history teacher. He says, "It's an opportunity for me to share a history that belongs to all of us and it belongs to everybody and I want to share this with everyone."
That's just what he does with every piece he paints. "It brings history to life and allows me to heighten the experience of being a historical artist," he says. "I can also kind of act it out and bring it together as one."
But he doesn't just paint the pretty pictures. He says, "These guys died and fought bravely like all veterans of every war, it's not something you take likely."
You can view some of Quigley's historical pieces, as well as some artwork depicting Native American history Monday night at the Thomasville Historical Society at 7:30. To find out more about his pieces, call 229-558-9303.