2017 marked a year of new work. Besides completing two books, providing clients with freelance design and website maintenance services, painting was a regular part of the schedule as well.
In 2016 I took stock and brought to a close a project I began producing eight years before. The online publication known as the Delmarva Almanac, was started in part as a way to attract clients who wanted multimedia websites and, especially to improve my writing skills. Since then I have interviewed 112 artists who live and work here on Delmarva. I have written and/or produced produced an equal number of stories about this region’s heritage and its rich natural resources.
Besides being a writer and radio host I actually am also a painter. I have a bachelor’s degree in fine art painting and communication design. After college, I juggled family life, painting, and freelance graphic design for some time. Then, about twenty years ago, I put aside the painting in order to try and make more money which I did mostly through my freelance business and a handful of what I would call “legit” jobs working for somebody other than myself.
Over the years, I have continued to paint: wedding gifts and the occasional commission. Now it seems my own art infection has come back full force. It is time for the Delmarva Almanac and much of my freelance business to go on hiatus while I dive back into the creative waters of painting and writing.
There is more to come. Watch this space!