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Paul Ambille
East Aurora Art Walk
The Living American Art, Inc., 55 5th Ave., New York
Cornelius A. Bartels
Jean Benner
Julius Bien
M. Henry Bonnefoi
Anatol Bouchet
John Brach & Sean Witucki
McLoughlin Brothers, NY
Frances Brundage
Detroit Publishing Co. (AKA Detroit Photographic Co.)
Holmes Company, Inc., Chicago, IL [for Guy B. Holmes]
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Luigi Corti
Alice Cranston Fenner (of Artyle Studios)
E. Conyne Daly
Leon Emile Fernand Danchin
Tano de Simone
Walt Disney Company
Grace G. Drayton
F. Dürrnberger
Josef Eidenberger
E. Hedley Fitton
Myles 'Birket' Foster
Giuseppe Gambino
Marie-Francois Firmen Girard
Charles Wesley Haist
William Harring Von Ammon (AKA William Harring)
Karl Herzog
Colegrove Bros., Inc., Publishing-Buffalo, NY
Reproducta, Inc.-Publishers
Dennis Barraclough & James Vullo (1914-1999)
Joseph Keppler, Jr. (AKA Uto J. Keppler)
Joseph Francis Kernan
Alonzo Kimball
Willy Köchler
K. Korössy (Korossy)
L. Kreitz
Western New York Land Conservancy
Sir Thomas Lawrence
Le Roy
Sir Frederick Leighton
Bernard Lignon
Ivan Lindhé
Niagara Lithograph Co.
Gray Lithographic Co., NY
Antonio Lonza
Mario Mariani
V. Mariani
G. Mariani
Mill Road Scenic Overlook
Roderic Montagu O'Connor
Geoff Mowery
G. Nasi
Emanuel Oberhauser (or Emmanuel Oberhauser)
Hickok & Pate, NY
Henry Greenwood Peabody
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Taber Prang Art Co.
GG Co. Publishing
Hatcher Publishing Co. (AKA Hatcher-Fagin Pub. Co.)
Aldo Rando
H.W. Ranger
National Remembrance Shop, Washington, DC
Review of Reviews Company, NY
Norman Rockwell
Charles E. Roth
John A. Ruthven
F. Schenkel
Tavik Frantisek Simon
Buffalo Society of Artists
Frederick A. Stokes Company
Artyle Studios (also Cranston-Fenner Studio)
Thomas Sully
Ivor I.J. Symes (AKA Ivor Isaac John Symes)
M.F. Tobin Litho, NY, U.S.A
Raphael Tuck & Son's Publishing
G.J. Unknown
George Frederic Watts
Joseph Quinn Whipple, Sr.
James A. McNeill Whistler
Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski
Milo Winter
John Witcombe
WNY Members of the National Collage Society
Thomas Waterman Wood
Lee Woodward Zeigler
Owen Cullen Yates
Doreen Cutting
Viewing the grain elevators from the long-forgotten Vandalia Street remind me that this view of Buffalo together with the area just across the Ohio Street Bridge and the Harbor are my favorite living canvases… especially on a sunny day when strong cool shadows force the whiteness of the cylinders into high relief. In the “hardhat” zone, on Childs Street, the immediacy of these elevators exhausts my visual-tactile sensations. The scene bombards with rich textures, strong kinetic darks and brilliant blue sky patterns punctuated with the tension of crisscross wires and the constantly moving birds. The shapes of the elevators appear as enormous stoneware with flashes of solids and openness and the ever glimmering water reflect this “movie surround”… this living canvas”.

Now, I begin to translate… through a sharp rectangle of space I see the Oklahoma forcing the river water to foam trailing liquid images. I cannot capture its grace; I take quick reference photos for use later in my studio. Still focusing on what I am experiencing, I work directly on dry paper encouraging the color into pools of wetness, delineating with Japanese reed pen loaded with black ink, letting the occasional flooding complete the work. I use color with restraint preferring low-key palette for much of the composition – limited to blues, sienna, Van Dyke brown and always yellow ochre. I paint with a flat Windsor Newton lettering brush and whatever else is within reach. The moment of truth is now… I paint with reckless confidence – stepping aside and letting the painting come through – letting “whatever come that may” and hoping the painting will be a success.

View the artist's works on our September 2007 Exhibition page