May 9-15 I had the opportunity to stay at Dreher Island State Park as an Artist-In-Resident.  It was a great opportunity to ex- plore the park and come up with a painting.  I decided on painting a Great Blue Heron flying in one of the coves of the park.  

Finished Painting for Dreher Island (si)

With the painting framed and ready to hang, I delivered it to the park on June 1.

Mr. Elly Jones and Mrs. Mary Wellisley were there to receive the painting.  They seemed delighted with the art.

There has been some interest in purchas-

ing prints of the art.  I'm working on get-

ting things lined up for an 11X14 or 

16X20 quality giclee or photo print signed.

Let me know if you are interested.

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In addition to the Heron painting, I was impressed with this view from Lake Murray of a rock outcropping and did an 16X20

acrylic painting on canvas board.

2022 UPDATE...

We sold our house in May 2020 with the idea of building a new place.  However, the housing market went crazy and we ended up living in our RV for quite a few months.

The only art I was able to work on during the past 2 years was the Great Blue Heron painting I did for an artist in residency at Dreher Island State Park.  I finished it under the RV awning in June of 2021.  

In September of 2021 I had my left hip replaced and in March of 2022 I had open heart bypass surgery.  We managed to find a "new" home to move into which made recovery much easier then living in an RV.

I am now in the process of setting up a new studio space and hope to start painting again soon.  



Working on the heron painting at the RV with my buddy Charlie

I was fortunate to have been selected to participate in the 2022 Artist In Residency program again of the South Carolina State Parks.  The location this year is a beautiful Devil's Fork State Park on lake Jocassee.  I'm scheduled to be there in October when the leaves change.  More on that later.