End of the year wrap up - 2017

It has been a year filled with wonderful opportunities for my art along side some real personal challenges.  I am grateful that both turned out to be positive.

On the plus side, I enjoyed my second trip to Partridge Island (by kayak rather than hiking the breakwater this time), my daughter and her husband moved back to the area, I attended my first Powwow - an amazing experience, I participated in another plein air event at Kings Landing (one of my favorite places) and I managed to paint, paint, paint.  

One highlight was that the association I work for used my art on cards that are distributed to industry contacts.  This was a wonderful opportunity for me as we deal with people all across the communications industry.

The joy I experience when painting is matched by the joy I feel when buyers connect with something I have created.

I was commissioned for a painting.  After I asked the buyer why this place was so special that he wanted it painted as a gift for his wife.  

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*In this crazy, fast paced world of ours, we all look for a place to escape to, a respite from the daily grind where we can collect our thoughts, rest and rejuvenate.

For me and my family, it’s the front porch of our beach cottage in Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island.

We spend hours on end just sitting on the porch , sometimes in quiet reflection, sometimes visiting with friends, feeling the warmth of the sunshine and always reminded how thankful we are for our blessings.

We can’t thank Dale enough for magnificently capturing all that in her amazing painting, which will be a family heirloom from this day forth.

Jim Babchak
A&E Television Networks