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These are pen and watercolor paintings of architectural legacies that three of the most respected Arts and Crafts “founders” in America left behind.

They include the famous Gamble House in Pasadena, California, designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908; the Roycroft campus of craft workers and artisans which was founded by Elbert Hubbard; and the former homestead of Gustav Stickley in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

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I have always loved the landscape paintings of watercolor artists from the 18th and 19th centuries. They were able to capture nature using both with pen and paint so expertly. After a study of some of my favorite artists I was inspired to create this series of pen and watercolors depicting the magic of the seasons showing the delicate hues of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

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Over the years I have created many original portraits of Craftsman and bungalow style homes, but in these two paintings I am depicting two important aspects of a Craftsman home. The front porch not only served as a place of rest and relaxation, but was a gathering point for the family and neighborhood. Plus a typical living room with the warmth and comfort of the Craftsman era.

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