I’m excited about my upcoming show with The Frame Haven in Springfield, Ohio, August 22-23. Gallery owners Don and Audrey McKanna and I will release a new limited edition giclée on paper titled Summer at the Mansion, featuring the historic Bushnell Mansion, which currently serves as the Richards, Raff, & Dunbar Memorial Home.
Summer at the Mansion will be released during my show with The Frame Haven in Springfield, OH, August 22-23. For more information, please contact the gallery at 937-323-9088.
When I showed with Don and Audrey in 2009, I had the opportunity to tour several historic homes and buildings, including the Pennsylvania House; The Westcott House; and the Richards, Raff, & Dunbar Memorial Home. Each home reflects a different style and period in history. The Pennsylvania House was built in 1839 and served as an inn and tavern and was an important stopover along the National Road for livestock drovers and pioneers during the country’s westward expansion in the nineteenth century. The Westcott House was designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906. I love his clean, simple, genius designs. I saw the Richards, Raff, & Dunbar Memorial Home after The Westcott House. It has been in use as a funeral home since the 1930’s.
I fell in love with the Memorial Home. Originally built c. 1888 and known as the Bushnell Mansion, it was the personal home of American industrialist and two-term Ohio Governor Asa S. Bushnell. It is considered to be one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, and it is so completely different from the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house, reflecting a different way of living at a different time. The finishing and woodwork are fabulous; and, even though the rooms are very large, they are warm and gracious. This remarkable house even has a Tiffany window, which was a thrill for me to see.
I look forward to sharing my love and appreciation of this beautiful home and setting.
I was recently interviewed by Katie Scott of the Arlington Catholic Herald about my life, my art, and the role that faith plays in both. If interested, you may read the article here.
The Frame Haven in Springfield, Ohio
The Frame Haven is located in Springfield, Ohio, about an hour west of Columbus. It is a full service gallery featuring my work and doing extensive custom framing. The shop is 35 years old, and the current staff boasts over 80 combined years of experience in the art industry. I have enjoyed a special relationship with Frame Haven for over 25 years. Along with selling art, the chance to contribute to local charities is a priority at Frame Haven. Through the sale of my show prints of Springfield scenes, tens of thousands of dollars have been donated through the years. It has truly been a privilege working with Frame Haven for these many years.