|Portrait of the artist as an old man, New Mexico|
--Photo at Abiquiu, 2016, Susan Henry Clark
My father was an accomplished, if unknown, portrait and landscape artist, and he let us boys dabble in art when we were young.
Art seemed natural. We grew up around it every day of our lives...paintings and portraits on the walls, his drive to have a studio, no matter where we lived.
I inherited that, and ignored it, till about 20 years ago, urged by my first wonderful wife to take watercolor lessons. Since then I've continued, with ups and downs, and successes and failures and encouragements from my second wonderful wife and others.
|Plein aire subject, Aibquiu|
Thank you, Dad, for getting us to New Mexico, for putting art around us all the time, and for my loved ones for knowing what I didn't know.
|Early morning work, watercolor|
|Portrait of the artist as a young man--Terrence M. Clark photo, 1947|