MARION – He’s an artist extraordinaire whose expertise prospered from the beneficial and endured throughout the tragic.

“I was inspired by my loved ones and instructors,” claimed William Obenour, “most of all, Sally George at Pleasurable Significant Faculty.”

“I was impressed by my father’s images and my grandmother’s and her sister’s [Margaret Obenour and Freda Thorpe] paintings,” Obenour extra.

He also experienced a younger sister Judy and an older brother Allen.

“My brother, who was two yrs more mature, passed absent at age 21 from a mind aneurism,” he mentioned. “Soon after that, l was not inspired.”

Obenour subsequently went into the meals and beverage field in Columbus “for a long time.” During people several years, he did some paintings and drawings. But it wasn’t until eventually he returned household to Marion in 2007 that he began doing his artwork entire-time.