Chuck Fulkerson credits his Dad, an MIT engineer who revered steam engines as mechanical marvels of his age, with imparting in him a love of big, thundering things. A fine draftsman, his Dad also taught him to draw trains. Later, inspired by colorful ‘50s streamliners, Fulkerson began early mastery of watercolor. Today his work in various media is especially notable for vivid color. Painting railroads on site is a specialty, plus people, dogs and landscapes. A retired Reader’s Digest copy chief; he is an award-winning writer/painter and author of articles and books (Parragon) on trains and steam engines.