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Progress Update for my St. Francis De Sales Saint Panels

I am making some progress on the two saint panels I was commissioned to paint for St.Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Paducah, KY. The ochre color surrounding the painting will eventually be painted trompe l'oiel frames. St. Francis de Sales…
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Louis Sullivan Show Installation

I recently worked on an installation from The Louis Sullivan Show at the Chicago Cultural Center. I painted some  rose laurels very carefully over my friend  Tony Kartsonas' beautiful stenciling who also managed the job. The mural was a…
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Time Out Chicago Article

I recently was spotted painting on the street by journalists from "Time Out Chicago" magazine. Article by Jake Malooley with a photograph by Andrew Nawrocki. Check out the article here.
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Cambodia!

Well I have arrived in Cambodia. It is a bit nerve-racking to cross the border, mainly because of bad reports about the constant hassle by hustlers the work the border crossing and it is Cambodia for god's sake!. Here it was fairly minor. It…
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A Month into SE Asia....

I have been about a month in Thailand and it is about time I posted. I arrived in Bangkok  On January 7 . I have spent about two weeks in Bangkok and 10 days in Chumpon visiting my uncle and about a week at an old Thai archeological site…
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Indochina Tour Begins!

I have arrived Friday, Jan. 8 in Bangkok. A long but uneventful flight. I arrived a my hotel about 3 in the morning  and went out to the street for some dinner. Bangkok is a busy place and I was inadvertently in the red-light district. I had…
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Westown Mural Commision

Recently I was informed that I have been awarded a  commission to do a mural  in the Westown neighborhood of Chicago. They were looking for street scenes from their area to be painted underneath a Union-Pacific train bridge  just west Chicago…
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Art Prize. Wow! Grand Rapids is strutting out!

ArtPrize,  created by Rick DeVos, a grandson of both the cofounder of Amway and the founder of the Prince Corp is apparently establishing a kind of huge scale people's choice competition in Grand Rapds, MI. A  few years ago I helped paint…
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In October I will be exhibiting at the Around the Coyote Arts Festival In Chicago...

I was selected as a Curators Choice which is a nice honor and should get me a little more attention. The venue is just west of Chicago’s Loop at: Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd. Festival Hours: 2008 Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival:…
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Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition

Oct. 2008 I will have a painting in the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition to be held at Richland Fine Art in Nashville, Tennessee, October 17 through November 15, 2008.
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University Club Exhibition

Exhibit: Thursday, June 12, 2008, 5 - 7 pm at the University Club of Chicago (76 E Monroe St Chicago, IL (312) 726-2840 at the  corner of Monroe and Michigan) . I’ll have about 20 mostly new works for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit is…