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PHOTOS AND ARCHIVES


Skip
Skip in Anasazi Ruins, Utah - 1976

Birthplace of the Numenistic style of watercolor.

Inspired by the pictographs and petroglyphs which had
immense "spirit" within each image.

Portions of a letter from a collector emphasizing the impact of the numenistic style on a commissioned painting:

“I have to share a very special story about the painting “Paradise” you did of my sister and her husband. The hair I gave you from them, along with your talented hands, created images from the past that was a wonderful surprise. Their yellow lab Penney appeared under the limb they were sitting on. She saw that right away. On the upper right side of the painting was the face of a baby. I asked if she had one hidden away somewhere? She and Gary stared at the baby’s face, of course said No! She asked me to meet her for a cocktail last week. She told me she and Gary had a baby girl before they were married. Gave her up because they could not afford to raise her then. The girl now 36 has contacted them and they are going to meet her in Feb. Julie said she had a tough time holding her breath the day I showed her the baby in your painting! Interesting that she hadn’t chose to contact them until after the painting. She had wanted to but was afraid to. Perhaps the spirit of the painting has drawn them all together again.”

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Studio
Skip's early Art Studio at 4715 Hallbeck Rd Saginaw, MN
Note bottles of collected water in bookcase to left of window.
Skip
Skip's Art Studio today.
Skip and Bob
Skip and art partner Bob Smith at his 1st Blueberry Arts Festival  in late 80's

SPECIAL FEATURES

Pet Essence portrait with soaked collar water

Pet Essence portrait with
soaked collar water

Hidden Fluorescent message in threatened animal Osprey

Hidden Fluorescent message
in threatened animal Osprey

Hidden Fluorescent message in Endangered Green Turtle WC

Hidden Fluorescent message
in Endangered Green Turtle WC

Commissioned Watercolor

Commissioned Watercolor

Flourescent Image on<br>Commissioned Watercolor

Flourescent Image on
Commissioned Watercolor


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