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For many paintings in my Arts & Crafts Motto Series, I start with a solid panel, then add a sculptural molding compound to create the effects of plaster or stucco for the background. I want every part of my painting to have purpose and texture. Design & motif was a common Arts & Crafts attribute from the early 1900s, and I adapted the ideal for my painting. As a Roycroft Renaissance Artisan, I have always been drawn to the life and work of Elbert Hubbard. He was a leader, teacher, and visionary that  still inspires artists and art lovers today.  Dard Hunter was a talented designer and artist that worked closely with Hubbard and I will always be inspired by his work.

Hubbard: Happiness Quote

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