Family History Restored

Family History Restored

Family History Restored One family scrapbook lovingly recorded by a dedicated family member and preserved by another. . The photographs always survive. . . It was a privilege to repair and preserve this beautiful album made in 1908. Much of the physical book was disintegrating but repairable. One particular challenge was the spine. It was […]

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Acrylic Artist Magazine Article

Acrylic Artist Magazine Article

Acrylic Artist Magazine Article Mark Flowers Artwork  Spring 2017 issue. . A sincere thank you to the artist, Phil Garrett, for recommending my work to Acrylic Artist Magazine, the Managing Editor, Jennifer Smith, for extending the opportunity, and the writer, Zach Hatfield, for knowing which of my ramblings to leave out while making the rest […]

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New Art on Gift List?

New Art on Gift List?

New Art on Gift List? Standing Still and Changing + Art . You can’t step twice into the same river because of constant change in you and the river, but if you stand in one spot you can see some changes happen over time. Here is a one-minute compilation of images taken from the same […]

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Flowers Exhibits New Work

Flowers Exhibits New Work

  Artist/Gallery Relationships Flowers Exhibits New Work  if ART Gallery Washing the Dust – Preview the Work October 28 – November 19, 2016, • Columbia, SC . . “Successful artist/gallery relationships are built on trust, knowledge, cooperation and understanding.” A recent visit from Wim Roefs, Gallery Owner, if ART Gallery, was a day to put […]

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Golden Foundation Residency Pt. 2

Golden Foundation Residency Pt. 2 Sharing a Golden Opportunity Part 2 of 2 (see the previous post for Part 1) . I recently returned from the 4-week residency at Golden Artist Colors in New Berlin, NY. It was truly an immersive opportunity. . . The dedicated organization around the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation and […]

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Photo Restoration

Photo Restoration • Mending the Past •   Our relatively recent commitment to become full-time artists comes with the mindset to trust we will make interesting and relative work. That trust also assumes that new and challenging commissions will come our way. It certainly has with this project. Working on this new Photo Restoration project […]

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Golden Opportunity

Golden Foundation Residency

Anticipating a Golden Opportunity Part 1 of 2 (see previous post for information about the Golden Foundation for the Arts.)   With the trip north being days away, I have been inventorying panels and selecting tools. It is hard to predict what I will need, so in my usual fashion, I am packing too much. […]

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Mending Family Albums

Mending Family Albums

Mending Family Albums •A Minute Part of Reality• ‘The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.’ Henri Cartier-Bresson         I recently finished a commission to reconstruct a deteriorating family photo album/scrapbook. The earliest photo was dated 1936. The photographs were well preserved considering their […]

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Commemorative Gift

Commemorative Gift

Commemorative Gift Personal and Memorable Book of Letters   I recently completed a commission to design a commemorative gift for the Head of School at Mercersburg Academy, Doug Hale. Mark and I served under Doug for 16 of our 23 years at Mercersburg, and it was an honor to be asked to participate in his […]

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Lingering Taste of Pie

Lingering Taste of Pie

Lingering Taste of Pie Poetry as Muse     A few years ago, we attended an author event at Asheville’s Malaprop’s Bookstore located in downtown Asheville. Malaprop’s is a cherished institution and draws a good crowd for their gatherings; including a program called Writers at Home with Tommy Hays. Tommy is an excellent writer and a […]

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