Blogs

07/21/16

 When I was a kid the hot summers in Chicago were something to be reckoned with very little air condidtioning outside of theaters and drug stores and bars. Indeed the time spent in the theater on weekends was often the coolest time of the week. I can remember reading MAD Magazine in the drug… Read More

06/30/16

I've written many letters in my life. Maybe too many but suffice it to say I'm familiar with the form of a letter whether personal or impersonal. I've thought the blog was close to a letter in form save that the recipient is unknown. And this has been an issue for me it's very much like writing… Read More

05/27/16

Some portraits old and new ,differenty and similar. end pic blog

Pics in order - 1.David B & Iman 2016, 2.Two Pete D. (with Pam Gaard) 2016, 3. Robyne Robinson portrait some years ago when she was still on Fox - News TC. 4. My son Sam Gaard at MFA (in Boston) with portrait of Victorine… Read More

05/05/16

 The land of the Bungalows and the home of the hot dish.  I'm a fish out of water . I left Chicago because it was too violent and too wild for my sanity. Too over done bursting with vulgar energy and ambition. Fat City your name is Chicago. The School of The Art Institute of Chicago where I… Read More

12/25/15

 The portrait of Ms Kate Worum and her photo of me in the studio the day I painted her.. Second Jpg. screen capture from promotional notice about book (Stu Mead my Man Bag partner is the subject of a new book about his art  produced  in Berlin). While the text excerpt is odd the bibiliography is… Read More