Adieu Danny

“Danny,Pat, and Monk”, pastel on paper, 16″x 20″

For those who knew Danny Hankey this pastel of him and his wife Pat was painted as a commissioned portrait about a year ago. We lost Danny yesterday after a courageous and heroic 65 years.

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“Last Exhibit at Tate” best ever!

TATE MOUNTAIN, GA., AUGUST 5, 2018. Grande “merci” to all who came to my show yesterday and made it the best show ever! I called it my “Second Annual, Last Exhibit at Tate” because I intend to continue painting the breathtaking light and seasons of the mountain but since I have sold my house and am living in Quebec, on ne sais jamais! (you never know)

Very happy buyer Joseph Wilber and his partner Molly stand with their purchase “Dr. Wilber’s Azaelia’s” yesterday.

Laurie Alexander shows her purchase “September morning at the bridge”


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Saturday, I sketched a live watercolor at the Blues Festival at St. Sauveur of the same Eglise that I did a pastel of in February (see below). Also, yesterday, I just finished this pastel for a private commission. Both will be included in an exhibit of new paintings pn August 5, 3:00-6:00 at the Cumming/Preston house. Stay tuned!

“Dr. Wilber’s azaleas” (detail), 14″x11″, paste on paper SOLD

“L’Eglise St. Sauveur”. 22″x 16″, Pastel on paper

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Hot off the easel from my Quebec studio!

Just finished this pastel commission here in Quebec (to be included in a solo exhibit of new paintings on August 5. Stay tuned!)

“September morning at the bridge”, 11″x14″, pastel on paper

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Live sketch from the Maine Woods

These two watercolors were sketched live from the Allagash River in Maine. Stay tuned for updates from my studio here in Québec.

Allagash River mile 30

Allagash dawn

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SEINFELD! 20 year anniversary of final episode

My AJC  published illustration for the final episode of Seinfeld in 1998  was , at the time, my biggest assignment to date (since 1980) as staff illustrator at the AJC (I still have the original watercolor) Art director at the time was the brilliant D..W. Pine (now TIME magazine art director since the early 2,000s?)

Here’s the amazing part of the story. D.W., a Seinfeld expert as well as a brilliant and super nice guy, easy to work with, advised me on each character in the painting since I had never viewed a single  episode of  Seinfeld (except 5 minute snippets in the newsroom- I didn’t have a TV and when i wasn’t in the newsroom, I was on the river or running)

72 dpiSeinfeld

Above is the original watercolor and below is D.W.”s page design

Seinfeld tearsheet

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A WRITER IN FULL: Tom Wolf 1930-2018

This caricature of Tom Wolf was published in the AJC when he was in Atlanta writing “A Man in Full”. Adieux  Tom Wolf,

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Live sketches from the Appalachian Trail (the rules have changed!)

AMICALOLA FALLS, GA. March 31, 2018- Last Friday, I took my sketch journal to a class  for thru-hikers  starting their 2,000 mile trek from Georgia to Maine. The next two days, I hiked south from Dicks Creek Gap GA, then from Winding Stair Gap N.C. and from Wallace Gap N.C. I met over forty thru hikers in 24 hours. Stay tuned for my report on what I found. (It wasn’t what I expected!)



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Adieux Zell Miller

The original watercolor caricature I painted in 1991 of Zell Miller is lost or stolen or given away as a gift years ago. But this published tearsheet and column by Tom Baxter remains in the archives of the AJC.

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FINAL NOTICE! Opening night tomorrow!

If you’re anywhere near Augusta GA tomorrow, at 5:00, you can hear a live interview of Atlanta artist Walter Cumming by the renowned artist Philip Morsberger (Oxford University, Ruskin School of drawing master). Afterwards, you can pop over to the Morris Museum and hear Bobby Jones IV (grandson of the golfer) talk.

Cumming’s talk and exhibit is free and open to the public

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