Old 1529

This retired steam locomotive is parked in Frisco Park near the city hall in Amory, Mississippi.  This engine’s greatest claim to fame came when it pulled a train of 14 cars through Amory, one of which held as passengers President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor, who were en route to Tupelo for a […]

Heading Home

My ancestral home place is located on U S Route 40 in east central Illinois.  Both U S Routes 66 and 40 traverse the state.  Even though Route 66 has more folk lore, Route 40 actually has more history.  It’s known as the Old National Road, America’s first paved highway running from Maryland to Vandalia, […]

Evening at Choctawhatchee Bay

For a few years, my in-laws owned a vacation property on Florida’s Emerald Coast.  We traveled down there two to three times a year to enjoy the “good life” of a professionally manicured gated community of houses you see in magazines.  I painted a number of scenes around there, including this view looking westward across […]


This is a scanned photo from 25+ years ago from the scrapbook.  The image was created from a business card sized coupon that was provided to me.  My two most challenging objects to paint back in those days were the McDonald’s twin arches and the old crown logo for Best Western properties.  Both had curves […]

Moon’s Grocery

This is another classic little roadside “one-stop” that had to be torn down before it fell in.  The front of the building housed the store while the back was a tractor repair shop where only the proprietor knew where to find any parts (strictly used) in all the piles of rusty stuff.  This painting was […]

Church tour bus

For a while, our church enjoyed the short-lived glamour of motoring around in a motor coach just like the big city churches.  This repainted bus looked good, but was actually a 30-year-old Silver Eagle retiree from the Trailways fleet that didn’t take long to wear out its welcome with enormous repair bills. The graphics on […]

Frisco Depot

This is one of a series of vignette-style paintings of historic buildings of our local community that have been torn down.  This train station  was one of many similar structures that fell victim to demolition before more recent initiatives to preserve historic buildings across America. This station was the half-way point on the trip on […]

Downtown wall mural

This mural project was painted over another “ghost mural” for a former auto parts store at this location.  The design for this effort was adapted from a similar mural done by another painter downstate from here.  The client for this project thought magnolia blossoms and trains were already in plentiful supply around our town, and […]

Haskell’s Clock

This is an autumn view from our local city park looking north toward our central business district.  The foreground subject is a beautiful clock that was provided to the city by one of it’s sons who made it big in the entertainment business.  He donated the clock as a memorial to his mother who served […]

Christmas on Gilmore Drive

I’m fascinated by sunsets and the challenge the issue to an artist to capture on paper or canvas.  This view down Gilmore Drive toward the setting sun shows another subject of mine in the distance – the Wright Log Cabin.  Between the cabin and the subject building is the Frisco Pasadena Hills railroad passenger car. […]