Tom and I have recently returned from a trip to Tennessee where he had the opportunity to do a mentorship with Master chair maker Curtis Buchanan Here are the two chairs that he made while there:

Crest Back
 Crest Back
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Democratic Chair made with just a few hand tools

While they worked and told stories in the chair shop, I went off to paint the beautiful Eastern Tennessee countryside.

Chair Maker's Shop
Chair Maker’s Shop
The Homestead
The Homestead
Peaceful Spot
Peaceful Spot
Tennessee Hills
Tennessee Hills
Tennessee Hills
Tennessee Hills
Tennessee Hills II
Tennessee Hills II

I was also able to participate in the Plein air Event in Burnsville NC and was awarded second place for my painting “Waiting for the Sun”

Waiting for Sun
Waiting for Sun