Category Archives: Railroads

Four Paintings At Wild Joe’s

My art show starting this week at Wild Joe’s Coffee House in downtown Bozeman, Montana, displays the above four paintings.  The installation has my following artist’s statement. CHARACTERS OF SOLITUDE I have been making art for over 40 years, painting, … Continue reading

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The Great Northern Freight Agent

This painting is acrylic on canvas, size 24 inches x 36 inches. The wooden grain elevators in the western US and Canada plains are icons of the past.  The Great Northern Railway freight agent was as much an institution as … Continue reading

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The blood and sweat behind Labor Day – CNN.com

The blood and sweat behind Labor Day – CNN.com. When my father was a child, he worked at the coal mines in Scranton, PA.  He was born in 1902.  He told me of seeing one of his little friends killed … Continue reading

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Vintage Harley with a sidecar

In my large archive of vintage family photographs, is this photo of a Harley Davidson and sidecar.  In his leathers, sitting in the sidecar, is the owner of the Harley and friend of my uncles, Carl Smith of Scranton, PA. … Continue reading

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Father painting in progress

This painting, 3 feet by 2 feet,  is still in progress, but being Father’s Day today, I wanted to post it in memory of my father, who inspired the figure of the train agent in the painting. Wooden grain elevators … Continue reading

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My Father

My father worked for the Great Northern Railway in Montana from the time he was 14 years old until he retired at age 65.  If you look closely at the garage on the right side of this painting, you will … Continue reading

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August 24, 2010, The Station Master

This is the painting created today.  The subject is more of the nostalgia regarding the earlier days of railroads in Montana.  The old depot architecture and the life of a station master is gone, but many remember it with fondness. … Continue reading

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