People have been asking me for years to compile my works into a book, so I figured why not start 2018 with a bang and do just that. I'm very excited about it!
As I was working on this project, I couldn't help but think of all the people that have helped make this possible, collectors of my work, fans, and good friends that have made me smile when times were tough. I decided to dedicate this book to them. The dedication appears on the first page and reads as follows. There are so many of you that have touched my heart and career in so many ways, and I love and appreciate you all, but there's only so much space on one page:
The life of an artist is often fraught with misunderstanding and loneliness. This book is dedicated to those handful of wonderful people who have stuck with me through thick and thin including my beautiful wife, Misty who both inspires me with her beauty and intelligence, and great friends;
Jennifer Taylor, your loving kind spirit shines through all you do. You’re a rare gem, treasured by all who have the privilege to know you.
Ali Wakely, you’re young, but your wisdom and maturity shine through and will hold you in good stead, keep on truckin’, we’ll be reading all about you one day!
Mary Miller, I love your naughty sense of humour, you’re always there to make me smile when things are tough.
Mary Alden-Allard, you’re clever, cheeky and have a keen sense of art and business and since we met, have always been a true friend.
Brenda and John Little, you guys have been with me from the beginning, always cheering me on, sometimes from the sidelines, but most often, right on the field. You are the very embodiment of friendship.
Lisa Rosborough, what can I say about you, you’re straight forward, direct, and you’re exactly who you are; you say what you mean, and you mean what you say, a rare quality these days.
And finally, of course, the late, and in my opinion, great, Richard Howard, your enthusiasm and hours of witty repartee can never be replaced.