A New Life, A New Web Site

July 4, 2016




In January 2016,  Marcel and I closed our beloved cafe', MAD about Chocolate, and sold it to restaurateur Mike Riordan, so Marcel could retire. 


Does this look like a man who wants to retire?  Well, yes.


As for me, after working MADly for 14 hours a day, 7 days a week (and loving it), the last thing I wanted to do was stop my shark-like ways. 


The first thing I wanted to do was spend more time creating my lifelong passion:  art. 


During the MAD about Chocolate Days, I hadn't exactly taken an art hiatus.  The cafe' was my gallery, and I needed to keep it filled.  But I spent more time creating chocolate, advertisements, Facebook posts, customer service and employee enrichment than I did art.


So after MAD changed hands, I painted.  First, a commissioned portrait of former Virginia Governor Chuck Robb, then two large pots.  I completed a second commission and lined up two more.  Plus I embarked on this web site - the most challenging of all of the projects.  It remains a work in progress.


Speaking of works in progress, that's the reason for this blog.   To show art-in-progress, and perhaps explain why it exists at all.  


Stay tuned.


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