Story from the Workbench: A love affair with Art

If you are reading my blog for the first time, let introduce my self:

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I’m 63 years young. I’ve been actively involved in the picture framing business since 1975, however, beginning around 1962, I was a student observing, creating, and learning about art. I’ve been fascinated by both three-dimensional statues and flat art pieces of all kinds.

I chose 1962 as a starting date for my formal training because as a student in the Arlington, Virginia public school system, we began to take an annual lectured tour of The National Museum of Art in Washington, D.C., when I was in elementary school. Granted, as a third grader, my attraction to art was not about deep thought and romance, however much more the beginning of seeing great pieces of art and how they taught us about World and U.S history.

Many art pieces recount important moments in the history of man, or significant moments in the evolution of thinking. Or one might be encouraged to pause and ponder the history of the failures and triumphs of the artist themselves. To see these great pieces in person, know that they were real and alive, and know that each one of them tells many stories, has led me on a long journey in art appreciation.

This is a remarkable journey to begin so young; a journey I continue to enjoy. 

Thank you for reading. Please feel free to like and share.

Best Regards,



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