About The Artist

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day, 2008

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first observed on May 30, 1868, after the Civil War. Flowers were put on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, in order to help heal the nation. After World War I, the holiday was expanded to honor all servicemen and women who died in America's wars. Since 1971, Memorial Day has been celebrated on the last Monday of May.
Information source: www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html

May you enjoy a day of friends, family, and peace.

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