................ Joseph Zbukvic and his 1956 Triumph TR3
All of my communication has been with Janine, until recently when I was stunned to see an email arrive from Mr. Z himself. Anybody not familiar (if that's possible) with Joseph's renowned work, needs to stop reading now and go here. And here. People who are familiar with his work know that he's regarded as one of the all-time masters of this medium. I'm proud to now call him a good friend, and humbled to be considered a colleague. When I picked up the paint brush again in 2003, I had no idea things would take this turn.
Joseph and I are planning on meeting in Seattle in April for some good times, where I'll be doing a workshop at CWB, and he'll be flying in to do a workshop for Art Escapes Montana at the fantastic Glacier Camp Lodge in Kalispell. Through the organizational genius of Jamie Kelley, Joseph and I will do back to back workshops at scenic Granville Island, in Vancouver, April 2010. More details on that soon. By the way, in 2011, Jamie has me doing a dual workshop with one of my cherished mentors, watercolor legend Barbara Nechis. To our knowledge, this has never been done the way we are planning it. I'm excited!