Monday, May 14, 2012

I have been working with art conservators on the restoration of the 1950 Ridglea Theater Murals in Fort Worth. The murals are by Eugene Gilboe, a prolific painter, who also worked on the Dallas Fair Park Murals. I was also part of that large project back in 2000, when 14 murals were restored.

The Ridglea Theater is scheduled to re-open in late September. The murals have some water damage and large areas of missing paint, which are being re-constructed. Luckily the building is now on the historic registry and will be brought back to its original glory.

More information and images are here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Gift to be Simple II

The Gift to be Simple II 12" x 12" Available at Etsy

My paintings are a kind of Contemporary Americana, celebrating the rural landscape. The title of this piece comes from a Shaker melody: 

"'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight."