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April 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

This beautiful mural is under a layer of paint at present designed originally for Staintons Ocean city.

The mural a 70ft modern painting was  painted over by Staintons  management before hurricane Sandy without my knowledge

 In  their great wisdom the owners painted over 8 months of work without telling me, They also did nothing to minimize the loss of all my artwork as well during hurricane  Sandy. My only  payment was to have a gallery space after doing an entire redesign of the interior and exterior of a block long building! My design  work cleaned up a 30 year mess into a successful makeover! It is hard to imagine doing  business with people who take advantage of  the artist and art in this way .

  I walked into the building for the first time after the water receded from  hurricane Sandy and was shocked to see the 70ft wall blank? I was then  bullied out of the building by a bouncer when asking questions about how such a terrible thing could happen .In shock I  immediately took all of my wet art out of the building in freezing weather that night .Until daybreak I threw  much of my seascapes and prints that were painted on location out into a dumpster on the street .I did this alone  in the cold deserted town.I have never experienced such callous and inconsiderate people .The  trauma and pain taught me much about being careful whom such hard work is done for.There were those who helped selflessly and those who selfishly thought of their own gain and insurance during this hurricane, So much for  class .That year was probably the hardest for me. The mural was a legacy and testament to Mr, Stainton a philanthropist.It was one of my greatest creative challenges involving much sacrifice and effort.I wished it to be part of its history .My great teachers at the Parsons school of Design  taught me all too well to do your best  beyond any standard .Painting a mural like this is like washing a hundred cars or more .It is sad that of this outcome and to think my Titanic effort remains under a layer of latex paint! muralmural staintons ocean sity muralmural staintons ocean sity


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