Working Small is part of the Artful Army Veteran painting group sponsored by the Dry Hootch coffee house in Milwaukee and Facilitated by Air force vet Vera Roddy.
The six by six inch canvasses were part of the “Speak Peace” project where the children of Vietnam spoke out against war through literature and art. Local vets, artists and writers joined together in Milwaukee to add to the international movement with their inspirational work. The exhibit was held in June and July in Milwaukee then it will join the main event in Ireland.
Below are my few additions to the
Hello folks! The paintings on antique windows have been a huge success. My latest work is of the former Williams Bay Train Station which closed in 1967. As of now all work has been sold. I would like to thank the fine people of Williams Bay as well as Don, the owner of The Studio. I am currently taking commissions and will continue to paint scenes from the beautiful Geneva Lake.
Stayed up all night to get here!
My last large canvass was a 9 by 5 foot oil I painted in the fruit cellar of my basement. The space was so tight that I was never more than two feet from the images I portrayed. It wasn’t until six months later that I pulled the sheet from the dark walls to reveal the work in its entirety. The journey from the start was a therapeutic exercise of my reactions to the effects of war. I was dealing with PTSD in an isolated confined space where I felt safe. When asked how I felt when I finished it, my response was:
“I don’t know if the painting will ever be done”