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OFF WITH THE LEAF

     FIG-uratively Speaking Of Course- Black & White Oils and other Nudes

In 1996, I, along with 11 other artists from Myrtle Beach had a showing of the naked form. Nudes for those who are not prudes! Since I was still a very new artist and had never painted a naked body before (as you may tell from my paintings) this was a big challenge to me. I did not have any models (including myself) so don't expect to see a Master's work here. I'm probably only one step up from "stick people" here by thier standards, but in my defense (and with some pride) I will say that during that show I had the highest number of paintings sold. I sold three to the same unknown patron from Florida.

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I Dreamed I Was Loved By A Pirate

24 x 36 inch Black and White oil on stretched canvas. NOT FOR SALE! This won a Patron's Award (Office Depot sponsor) at the 28th Annual WGAC VIVACE Show. This was only the second painting I had ever entered into a competition; so far I was two for two.. NO, this was NOT me.. only the dream was!