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Cape May Milky Way

Oil on wood, 23×60″

The original oil painting on wood in a handmade frame is still available, though as of this post, it is not yet listed in my new gallery shop. It is, however, listed on Fine Art America – where you can directly purchase giclees, canvas prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, and prints on wood. Also available as a variety of gift items ranging from t-shirts, cell phone cases, face masks, and beach towels.

The gallery shop is where you can find originals. Fine Art America is where you can find my prints, and other items. I’m working hard to get as many available pieces photographed, described, and listed as quickly as possible. Some days require studio time. That’s where virtual studio tours and Venmo come in. Or Cashapp too. If you don’t already have an account, please use my code LLHMBKR when you sign up. We’ll both get $5.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or to schedule a virtual studio tour.

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Satin Spaghetti

Mixed Media
Oil on canvas board and satin spaghetti strap garment
c. 2003

The original is still available, though as of this post, it is not yet listed in my new gallery shop.

The gallery shop is where you can find originals. Fine Art America is where you can find my prints, and other items. I’m working hard to get as many available pieces photographed, described, and listed as quickly as possible. Some days require studio time. That’s where virtual studio tours and Venmo come in. Or Cashapp too. If you don’t already have an account, please use my code LLHMBKR when you sign up. We’ll both get $5.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or to schedule a virtual studio tour.

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Saltwater Veins III

Sell Art Online

This is the largest pastel painting I’ve done to date. It’s four feet high by ten feet wide on paper, completed in the spring of 2020.

It’s part of a shore surrealism series I’ve been contemplating since 2017. I’m only sure of the date because in my massive organization project, I recently flipped through an old to do list in an appointment book before shredding it. “Start working on Shore Surrealism paintings.”

I take my to-do lists very seriously. Occasionally with creative matters, I rewrite items 900 times before the stars align and the spirit moves me into action. It’s just part of my process.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or to schedule a virtual studio tour.

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Saltwater Veins I

Photography Prints

This is another oil painting recently added to Fine Art America. I finished it earlier this year.

It’s part of a shore surrealism series I’ve been thinking about since 2017. This year brought an unbelievable reality scene set for making a series of surreal paintings. It’s somewhat large at 48×60″.

The original is still available, though as of this post, it is not yet listed in my new gallery shop.

The gallery shop is where you can find originals. Fine Art America is where you can find my prints, and other items. I’m working hard to get as many available pieces photographed, described, and listed as quickly as possible. Some days require studio time. That’s where virtual studio tours and Venmo come in.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or to schedule a virtual studio tour.

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Saltwater Veins II

Art Prints

Recently added to Fine Art America, I finished this oil painting earlier this year.

It’s one of a shore surrealism series I’ve been thinking about since 2017. I only know the date because I recently flipped through an old appointment book before shredding it.

Back to the painting, 2020 brought the scenario and I got started on these things. It’s somewhat large at 48×60. The original is still available. Now prints are, too.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or to schedule a virtual studio tour.

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Study for Nightshirt

Art Prints

Newly listed on Fine Art America, I recently came across this piece from 2003 during my major studio organization project.

This and a number of other works from 1995 – 2005 are online with prints available. Please check them out and share with your friends.

Thank you. I sincerely appreciate your support.

PS. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or to schedule a virtual studio tour.

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4 Hour Drive

This morning I heard a touching poem in traffic on my way home from Philadelphia. My window to pick up two pieces from 3rd Street Gallery was 9:45 -10am. Embodiment was set to closed in March but covid-19 changed everything, including this show.

3rd Street Gallery, what a professional gallery! From the reception to First Friday gallery talks, to boarding up and keeping all their artists’ work safe during the protests, to a smooth socially distant pandemic-era pick-up, they truly do it right.

Sometimes I listen to audiobooks on long drives… especially when I’m out of practice. There was a time I’d need three tanks of gas in a week. I’ve filled up three times since February! From someone who saw a 5 hour trip into New York and back for a night of dancing as no big deal, a trip across the bridge to the grocery store feels far these days.

This morning I spent more time parking than I did in the gallery. The 4-Hour Workweek helped pass four hours of driving with gorgeous-weekend shore-traffic.

The book was especially interesting near the end where I was caught off-guard. I was so touched by this poem that I feel compelled to share it.

Slow Dance
by David L. Weatherford

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain
Slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down
Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?

When you ask: How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done,
Do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time
To call and say, “Hi”?

You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through the day,
It is like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower.

Hear the music
Before the song is over.

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Masks

unique painting masks for sale

These masks came to fruition by chance in my process of solving problems five or six deep.

I’ve been distracted by projects lately. One led to another, which led to another. One day I’ll slow down enough to fill you in, but it started with an audiobook which led to ordering a new filing cabinet. Next thing I knew, paintings were stacked in the hallways, my website was (is) under construction, and I had (still have) an enormous organization project underway.

It’s not finished yet, but there is a new (and completely functional) gallery shop on this site too. It’s where you can go to find available originals… it’s HERE if you want to take a sneak peek.

Please take a minute to check out how fun these paintings and drawings translated into face masks. As of this post, I have over forty posted to choose from.

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Insta-nope

Occasionally I promote a post. Instagram rejected my latest promotion. They claim it “exploits crisis or controversial political or social issues for commercial purposes.”

It’s a slideshow I made of the paintings I’ve been working on since social distancing began. I threw in a few personal behind the scenes shots and commentary. What am I missing? I’m an oil painter sharing a collection of work I’ve been busy with while confined. I’m not even selling anything! Here’s the post:

Embedded from Youtube instead of Instagram
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