A. McLendon, Jr.
A. McLendon, Jr. grew up painting Florida landscapes.
As a child Roy Jr. sketched and painted. When Roy Jr.
was in high school, he and his dad, original highwayman
R. A. McLendon, Sr., would sit side-by-side and paint;
sometimes they painted the same specific Florida scene
from two points of view. Roy Jr. sold paintings years
before some of the artists who are now called Highwaymen
had started painting. Roy Jr. enjoyed the excitement of
creating and the dynamics of the original artists. He
accompanied his Dad on trips to the Backus Studio (local
artist A. E. Backus) plus visiting Mary Ann Carroll (the
only female artist included as a Florida Highwaymen).
The Ft. Pierce painters came together at the Backus Studio
to exchange ideas, look at each other's artwork, and socialize.
By the 70s (still in his teens), Roy Jr.'s paintings
were selling with his Dad's. Highwayman artist Al Black
said he sold Roy Jr's paintings with the other artists'
works. Like other Highwaymen artists, Roy considered
different ways to sign his paintings and for a while
during the 1970's he signed as McLendon R. J. (representing
McLendon Roy Jr.). However, early-on he changed it and
decided to sign his paintings R. A. McLendon Jr.
McLendon still paints but now has a doctorate in theology
and pastors a church in Vero, Florida. He is also a
father to five children with his wife Carla.
will pay cash today
for your Highwaymen artwork.
ensure a quick evaluation of your painting, e-mail a copy
of the painting to me with the size and name of the artist
who signed it. I am only interested in original paintings,
no prints or lithographs.
may also call me now on my cell phone but email is the fastest
way to reach me. (954) 398-4353. If I can't
answer then please leave a message describing the artwork
you have on my voicemail stating the the size and name of
the artist who signed it.
A. McLendon Paintings