A Note of Appreciation

by | Dec 23, 2023 | Being An Artist

I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits. This missive is part of a letter I’m sending to friends and family instead of a card this holiday season. A note of appreciation, along with bits of what I have been up to this past year.

This bird sketch is one of 5 that I did for the American Tonalist Society limited edition hardcover catalogs, which I designed and produced. We had a show at the Salmagundi Club in New York city this past spring that included my painting, Heartlight. It’s currently available at Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande. I’m painting for a reception there in January and also new works for my other galleries next spring. My egg tempera painting, Sealight, is in the American Marine Society’s 19th National Exhibition and traveling to various museums until May 2024.

No big trips this year, other than to a dear friend’s wedding in January, gallery travels and to a show in South Carolina in October. For most of the year I have been painting, producing the catalog, working on the studio, and spent 6 weeks getting radiation for sun damage on my face. But all is well! The hazards of spending a lifetime outdoors in the
Florida sun. November we had a wonderful visit and lunch with dear friends that were in town for their 60th high school reunion.

In closing, I want to say how much I appreciate you, my family, friends near and far and all those that I have met during my travels. I enjoy receiving and reading your letters, cards and comments on my social media posts. There is much suffering in the world, and the media feeds and fuels our differences. But knowing the personal relationship I have with each of you, I am confident we will all do the right thing and care for one another. I treasure the memories, your kindness and friendship.

May you have a happy, healthy and blessed 2024!

Peace, Love & Light.

as always,


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