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Went with my son to Micro Center yesterday and bought a new pc. So this is my first blog written on this new machine. I was thinking about the Italian painter Fra Angelico whom I have always loved . In particular I was remembering a grant proposal I made to copy one of his famous altarpieces in… Read More
These are portraits made in Novenber and December the portrait of Jim D. may still change and I may photograph it again when it settles. Portraits are from live sittings of between two and nearly three hours. And then painted later often using photographs from sittings . 41 X 29.5 " 2013
The future turned out different than I expected. Many of the same artists who were famous in the 1960's are still famous ,still selling and exhibiting though they are quite dead. Dead doesn't seem to stop one's career in visual arts indeed it maybe easier without the artist around to say things… Read More
News - My Neon sign lost in sale of Shinder's property at 8th several years back. My sign was on Hennepin Avenue Shinders for many years at it's original location at 7th and Hennepin (see photo above). The glass was bent by Beth Juliar a neon artist in TC and a friend of Chris Woodward an… Read More
Exhibition on E-Block in windows of closed businesses, sponsored by Hennepin Theatre Trust . The installation of the simultaneous portraits I do with my wife Pamela are on 6th Street opposite the old arts building and near the new Cowles Dance Center on Hennepin Avenue in the heart of downtown… Read More