Around the time this website was relaunched in early 2016, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, a disorder that, most noticeably, affects movement and dexterity. In the years since receiving this bad news I’ve been trying to grasp what is involved with regard to my painting. The condition has definitely slowed my stamina and hours per day at the easel. But mercifully, it hasn’t prevented the required steadiness of hand for both painting and paint mixing. Just yet.
Receiving such a diagnosis definitely makes one reassess one’s whole life, and life’s trajectory. We are guests on this planet, I’m convinced, of a loving and wise Creator. I have been fortunate to be able to “think God’s thoughts after him” in regard to the depictions of beauty found on this earth which I’ve had the privilege to paint over nearly half a century. I can respond to my current challenge rightly only with gratitude for the productive years I’ve been given. As a Christian believer I look forward to life in a resurrected body, in time, as it pleases God through Jesus’ redemption.
I certainly appreciate your prayers for me if you’re the praying kind of person.
I am supremely grateful for my wife Anne, who has been at my side now for forty years. Life and art would have been greatly altered (and not for the better) without her love and support right up through the present.
While my painting outflow is considerably slowed now (the bad news) the good news is that I have a large inventory of available work, including three large water-subject canvases newly-completed, as well as a number of quite collectable smaller works that I’m currently completing begun in years past. Contact me about a studio visit if interested in seeing such!
Studio visits, and the Charlottesville locations where my work hangs, are currently the best way of seeing my work, as special exhibitions and shows are spaced further apart in time these days.
And as always, a big thank-you to my art patrons and collectors over the years.