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     I have a lot of irons in the fire, but it will be a while before any of them receive any attention. We are beginning our show season which means we'll be on the road most of time between now and November, leaving little time for creating artwork. I'll steal a few moments here and there, but it is a difficult way to work. I have 3 sets of studies that are at the front of my attention right now; Gladiolas, Gardenias, and Hydrangeas. I will be working in pairs or sets of three for all of those projects; right now I don't know which will be first.
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Greetings From Vermont
 

Howdy!

 

     This is my long overdue first newsletter. Those of you who have known me for a long time are not surprised by my less-than-stellar correspondence skills. But now that this structure is in place, I'll try to be better at staying in touch.

     One of the reasons for my procrastination is that it amazes me that folks are interested in what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. In my profession, I hear an awful lot of B.S. and I think to myself "oh no, I don't want to be that guy." So I'll try to stay on course, but if my newsletters start to get a little esoteric or preachy, don't be afraid to give me a little nudge.

 

New Artwork
 

     For all of you Northerners, this is a Magnolia Grandiflora. It is one of the most glorious trees you'll find anywhere, and was one of the things I loved the most about living in Nashville. Last year I exhibited another Magnolia piece, titled Keeping Secrets, and I received many requests for a companion to that artwork. It was a pleasure honoring that request and I hope those folks won't be disappointed with the result.

     The simplicity of this blossom is also its challenge; in a song, the fewer the notes, the more critical it is to get them all just right. If just one curve or shadow is misplaced, the whole symphony comes crashing down into a cacophony. This piece is titled Secrets Revealed, and if I told you why I titled it that way, I'd be doing the revealing instead of the artwork, and what fun is that? So you'll just have to enjoy this piece in person!

    

New Magnolia Artwork
 
  
Upcoming Shows
 

     Our exhibition season begins this weekend, April 30-May 1, in Fairfax, VA at the Fairfax Fine Arts Festival   It is the first of our 17 festival shows we will do this year, and one of 12 with Paragon Fine Arts. We will do five shows on consecutive weekends through Memorial Day before our first break. Our second show is the Silver Springs Fine Art Festival in Maryland on May 7-8. My next newsletter will come after those two shows. You can see our complete schedule by clicking the shows link here or in the column to the left.

     We're excited about our upcoming exhibition season. The economy is better, we have exciting new artwork and new tweaks to our presentation. We met so many fantastic new friends and collectors last year. We can't wait to see you all again and renew our acquaintance! 
  
 Sincerely,

 Edward