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What do you want from me?

I’ve asked this question a dozen different ways over the years, but it remains an important question — because painting is how I make my living. My collectors and friends have always given me good input. When I first started … Continue reading

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it’s humbling

  Artists work largely solo.  Ever since I started painting (almost 17 years ago), I knew I’d never not paint.  I knew it was something I would do for the rest of my life, because it is such a pleasant … Continue reading

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a hurricane that wasn’t, a show I didn’t do, and a weekend of changing everything

We’ve been in the crosshairs before, and lost trees and power to Matthew and Irma, so we were prepped and ready for Florence. I was supposed to do a show in Augusta GA this weekend, a hundred miles up a … Continue reading

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I’ve been in the same place all along!

Well, not really, but it occurred to me this morning how much Beaufort resembles a clone of Key West and Charleston.  There’s a good reason for that, of course: all were built and settled by sea captains and their families, … Continue reading

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what did you think would make you happy?

Continuing on the idea of reflection — I have a 26 mile drive into town, so… I thought about what I might have wished for when I was 18, diving into the world.  I don’t remember what I wished for.  … Continue reading

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Living well is the best revenge*

* a quote from Gerald Murphy (see end) Jimmy Buffet did “A Pirate Looks at Forty” but a lot of us, including Jimmy, are now looking at a much bigger number, and it generates a certain degree of self-reflection. My … Continue reading

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Sorry, but all y’all can’t possibly move here…even if you want to!

Over the course of my life, I’ve had the good fortune to live in some of the world’s great places.  I grew up on the coast of Maine, lived all over the state of Florida, including Key West and Miami … Continue reading

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