In February of next year I will be showing some new and some older paintings at Flanders 311 in Raleigh, NC. This is one may or may not make it into the show, but it is recent and in progress, so I thought I'd share it. The image of the cowboy was inspired by the work of a former classmate at the Academy of Art, David Ryan. David must have painted 40 images of the Marlborough Man. This is in no way an attempt to copy what he did, but the image of the smoking cowboy was in my mind when I began.