I have decided to take a mini break from my Philadelphia Collection to work on a new series. This new collection will give you a glimpse into the lazy summer days from my childhood. As the paintings progress I will share the story of a current event which may change the future of Clintonville. It certainly speaks about a time that was simpler which will be replaced by growing development. Replaced by the unoriginal, quick and efficient boxes of bland that have started to overpopulate our city scapes. A bit of charm is lost with the old; the masters and the artisans, the memories and history. This is not only my childhood revisited, but the memories of many generations.