During my painting trip through the otherwise very pleasant country of Laos, one unhappy but important thing I learned about was the amount of UXO (or unexploded ordnance) and the de-mining activities. Although Laos was neutral during the Vietnam War and the United States never officially declared war upon it, US forces dropped over two millionContinue reading “Landmines in Laos”
Here is what I took with me to Asia to paint with. I have an 11 x 14 OpenBox M panel holder. This is the core piece of equipment and I highly recommend this product. I have had this box for 7 or 8 years and it still works great. I had it refurbished byContinue reading “My Asian Painting Equipment”
I have painted a tribute image of actress Adrian Booth as part of the Artprize event. Mrs. Adrian Booth Brian was born Virginia Pound in Grand Rapids in 1917. The image, an approximately 16 ft. high painting on wood panels was mounted outside “the B.O.B.” nightclub on Fuller at Monroe. It is visible from theContinue reading “Tribute to Adrian Booth / Lorna Gray installed in Grand Rapids for Art-Prize Event”
I am in Washington,D.C. for most of the first five months of 2009 working with Page Conservation on a restoration of an Executive branch office building that formerly housed the War Department. I am working very near the White House. The building was extensively decorated but unfortunately was over-painted in the late 1940’s. In theContinue reading “Old War Department Restoration Continues”
Bad news came through this week. Apparently due to a budget shortfall in the Village of Oak Park, it looks like my planned mural project will probably not materialize (or at least be significantly delayed). I originally understood this was a sure thing and the money was budgeted already. But because of a lower taxContinue reading “Oak Park Mural project disappears”
I am working on restoring the the 38-foot dome in Preston Bradley Hall a the Chicago Cultural Center.It is thought to be the world’s largest Tiffany dome. There should be an article describing the restoration in early July in the Chicago Tribune Magazine. With EverGreene Architectural Arts and Historic Surfaces . Here is an inContinue reading “Tiffany Dome Restoration”
I painted a Richard Haas designed mural in Ft. Worth, TX for the Tarrant county Bar Association. With Tim Luzak and Canning Studios‘.
I Designed and built a film set for an Independent short film (“Freak”) shot in the Netherlands for a major Dutch theater event: The 2005 Parade festival. We built it on site in Vlaardingen, a suburb of Rotterdam. Ton Van Erp was the director:
I worked with an artist team to paint a Richard Haas designed mural in Grand Rapids, MI. for the Heartside Neighborhood Redevelopment project. With Tim Luzak, Tim Gunnet , and Amy (? from NYC ), with Evergreene. The theme is the history of the Grand Rapids Furniture industry. Sponsored by the Dwelling Place organization.