August 12, 2016 -

In April; I had Spring Carlisle and the Spring Auto Fair at Charlotte Motor Speedway - got to visit/catch up with some old friends and make some new ones. Also attended a new event April 17 - the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat in SC. Very elegant community on the SC shore, and many fine cars. Saturday was a "Club Day", and Sunday was the Concours. Thanks to Jim Phillips for making it possible to attend.

No shows in May, though I did attend the Charlotte race weeks, and got quite a few good photo references in and around the garages. I used the rest of the month to catch up on commissions and new originals for uocoming shows.

June was busy, as always. The first weekend is the Classic Car Club of America's annual Concours, called The Experience. I sold a piece "Bugatti Island" at the Saturday night Art Auction - it went to Mr. Bill Warner of Amelia Island fame. Thanks, Bill! The next weekend was the Concours at Ault Park in Cincinnati, where I won the Best in Show award! The last weekend in June was the Bloomington Gold Corvette event held in Indianapolis at the Brickyard. Sales were poor this time, but that's the way it goes.

July was the Keeneland Concours in Lexington, KY. Unfortunately, no sales, but cameraderie and humor got us through the weekend, along with the usual assortment of great cars to enjoy. In most years recently I have been at the Concours of America in Plymouth, MI on the last weekend of the month, but I was not included on the Artist List this year ` maybe next year, I hope?

This brings us to August! Why the exclamation? We will be leaving on Thursday the 18th for Pebble Beach! I have 11 Originals on their way, and we will be setting up/hanging paintings Saturday morning, with a Cocktail Party/ Artists" Reception Saturday evening. Then of course, the Main Event, the Concours will take place on Sunday. I have waited and hoped for many years to be invited by the Automotive Fine Arts Society to show with them - this is a Big Time Bucket List item! (If the membership likes my work, I could possibly be voted into their group as a member, in which case I would get to go every year - wouldn't that be something to look forward to!  Wish me luck!