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Abstract principles

October 17, 2014

Dear Artist,

Not long ago a family friend sent me an old photograph of my 30-year-old father in paint splattered work pants standing at a limestone wall hung salon-style with paintings. My parents were honeymooning in Europe. They'd already spent a year in Southern Spain where Dad had begun a series of abstract paintings -- a capricious exercise intended to hone design instincts. He had set some parameters... Read On







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