This has been a busy and eventful summer. There has been a lot of work done as well as a lot of changes in my life. The biggest of these is that I lost my mom, Helen Geneva Alderman, in August. She was one of my biggest fans and always encouraged me in my art and believed in me. She is already missed in so many ways.
Varnamtown: An Aging Life
Work is continuing on the project and the projected finishing date of the painting is around the first of the year. 13 of the major paintings are complete and so are the majority of the watercolors. For all of you that are getting a print for the Rocket Hub incentive gift you can go to “Varnamtown Prints Special Edition” and make a choice at anytime. You can also keep up with the new prints as they are done. You have the option of waiting until the project is completed to select your print. Once you select the print I will send out to you.
Discussions are now going on with a publisher here in Durham for putting the book together. I will keep you up to date
Summer of 2015 Paintings
Lockwood Folly Mist
First Light on Honey’s
In July, I had a good meeting Jackie and Nicky Varnam, owners of Garland Seafood. This year they will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the seafood house by Nicky’s father. While obviously delighted to be marking this historic event, they expressed concerns about the state of fishing in North Carolina and the future of Varnamtown. Jackie is currently the President of Brunswick Catch.
My new friend Gerry Monaco came to Varnamtown for a visit while I was painting on the dock at High Rider Seafood. We had met on Facebook and he decided to come down and meet me in the flesh. He retired to the area a few years ago. We spent some time talking about the many changes to the area. I’m looking forward to seeing him again while we are at the Southport boat show. Great visit!!!
I will be showing many of the nautical and Varnamtown paintings on Saturday, Sept 26th at the Southport Wooden Boat Show. It will be a fun day with some beautiful hand crafted wood boats and lots of fun for the family. At the show I will be introducing a new series of framed and matted prints. Featured are paintings from our coast as well as from Varnamtown. You can get a sneak peek of the new line of prints here at
I will have a substantial show discount the day of the show. If you like you can get the same discount on-line until midnight Saturday the 26th. It is 70% off the price of custom framing and Free shipping. When you get to checkout enter discount code Southport Boat Show
We will be having a drawing for a FREE Nautical commission valued at $2500.00 Just come by the booth and fill out the registration card. We will be drawing the winner at the end of the show at 4:15.
- Sept 26th Southport Wooden Boat Show
- Oct 21th Naomi Studio and Gallery
- Dec.5th and 6th Tony Alderman Studio Holiday Open House