Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"The Artist's Corner"

"Mohammad"
Acrylic on canvas
Hero Tolsma

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"Fight me or f#%k me..."

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 904"

"This Is The Great And Eternal Truth Of Life... Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"The Artist's Corner"

"Why?"
Oil on canvas
David Thompson

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 903"

"This Is The Comfort Of Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Monday, February 27, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 902"

"Let Love Be The Season Of Your Life..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Truth About Love..."

"Welcome Home Marine!"
This is worth fighting for...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 901"

"In Love And Happily Married..."

 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."

"The Suicide"
Edouard Manet

I read something this morning that so reminded me of the path I myself had followed that it shook me to my very core.  Below is the account of a young man's suicide 120 years ago this month. 

When I read this, I recalled how I almost suffered his same fate and for the very same reasons... How sad it made me feel to realize that even in this century, I knew exactly what he was feeling as he wrote the letters you'll next read.  That there was then, and still is today so much fear of something so simple and natural as Love moved me to tears. 

As I read his letters, my body shuddered and my lips trembled as I remembered that I too wrote an eerily similar suicide note addressed to Stephen Christopher Harris, just some few years ago.  And had it not been for the kind intervention of fate, I would have met my end as well, while suffering as this man did, in the bonds of love for a man who lived in fear that he allowed to be greater than Love...

From: Box Turtle Bulletin:

A Suicide in St. Louis: 1892.

Charles H Hughes, editor of the Alienist and Neurologist (see: “Alienist”) gave a talk before the Section of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the Pan-American Medical Congress in 1893 on “Erotopathia” in which he gave the following account:
In February of the past year (1892), a quiet, cultured and gentlemanly appearing young man committed suicide by shooting himself at his room in a hotel in St. Louis. A combination of causes probably led to the despondency which ended in the rash act. Pecuniary embarrassment may have been one of them, but the chief cause, as elicited at the Coroner’s inquest, as testified by the male friend of whom he was enamored, was that he had a morbid attachment for that friend. He wrote long letters to him teeming with endearing words. They had roomed together, but at the time of the tragedy they were rooming apart. This was his second attempt at suicide. At the time of his death he carried a locket about his neck containing the picture of the man be loved. He was an educated professional man, kindhearted and of good address.

The following letters, written in a neat hand shortly prior to, and about the time of, his death, serve to show the erotopathic condition of this young man’s mind. They reveal the ardent feeling of the anxious, disappointed lover, much the same feeling as one madly in love might normally have for his heart’s idol of the other sex, but never but unnaturally and abnormally for one’s own sex, with homicidal and suicidal impulses of maddened desperation added. 
My Dear Friend: — Are you ill, angry or merely careless? I looked for my usual Thursday’s letter Saturday morning. It came not. I then felt sure you would write me on Sunday. I watched for the postman. No letter. He has been here this A. M. and still no letter. It makes me not only unhappy, but very anxious — unhappy since I am deprived of all that is left me to care for or look forward to; unhappy in the thought that I have displeased you; in suspense and anxiety lest some bodily ailment has seized that goodly frame and rendered you unable to communicate with me. If I do not hear from you in a day or so I shall be frantic and unfit for anything. I sent the stud on Thursday, which must have reached you Saturday, and not later than Monday, in which case I should have heard from you by this time.” 
My Dear Friend: — I have just returned from the Cathedral, where Bishop Tuttle preached. My mind is not in a very receptive frame, so I can hardly tell anything he said. The pass was all a myth. The only pass I have is one into eternity. I even sold my dress suit and my old clothes to raise the funds to get here on. I came, intending to first kill you, then myself. I shall only make an end of my own miserable existence.
My Love for you has been my ruin. I can no more live a life apart from you than I can fly. The past month has been the test and I cannot do it. There is but one thing which could save me, and that is to pass the remainder of my life in your presence. I shall do that anyhow, for to die in your arms relieves death of half its terrors. I wish it would come to me naturally and you would have nothing to dishonor or grieve you. 
It is cruel in me to do this act, for it will blight your life. I should be more cruel to myself to try and live without you. You have done all but the one right and effective thing to save and make me, but it has all failed. I would gladly beg, steal, do anything — forego riches, forget friends, home, kindred, but for a life of blissful association with you. My office and outfit are all intact and you can realize something on those things. Mr. C—- H—-, XI6 M—- Avenue, will see to the things. I appreciate all you did, and the effort and sacrifice you made for me. It was not in the right direction.

This letter to you is all I leave behind. I cannot write anything to my parents. The blow will probably kill my mother. I shudder to think of it. We might have been happy together had it not been for W—-. The W—-, your brother’s family, your other rich friends, your high social and business standing, your high ideas of morality, which you never filled — but ’tis too late, the end must come. I don’t see why God did not let me die that Saturday night. I suppose there was some purpose waiting till you had made the outlay and sacrificed so much. You see, the end is all the same.  
Good-by, dear I—-, I won’t wish you happiness; you will never have that again and you will follow in my footsteps sometime. Men of our natures and sins must have their punishment, and ours comes in a terrible shape. You are mine in the light of heaven and no family ties can claim you from me in death. I pity you, but oh, to be free from all this agony of separation, suspense, doubt, is so welcome. May God deal with me according to my weakness. Keep my stud as long as you live. send my watch and ring to my mother. Let my last rites be attended by as little expense as possible. A pauper cannot expect to repose in a metallic casket. I am going to bed, to sleep and gain nerve to face my fate. I have felt it must be, and since I have known you, I knew you were to be the last straw. I have Loved you better than you have ever loved or will ever be loved again. Think kindly of that love sometimes. I am unworthy, but my love for you is worth a thought. Pray for my soul. Amen.”
Much more than a sentiment of warm friendship for one’s benefactor is breathed in these epistles of passion, desperation and love, with its sequel of chagrin and suicide, without remorse for, or full appreciation of, the unnatural character of his perverted love. Though his Christian training had taught him to regard his unnatural passion as a sin.

(From Charles H. Hughes, “Erotopathia — Morbid eroticism.” Alienist and Neurologist 14, no. 4 (October 1893): 531-578.)


"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 900"

"Love Is The Source Of All Happiness..."
 
 
Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, February 24, 2012

"The Artist's Corner"

"Boy's Night Out"
Acyrlic on canvas
Steve Walker

"The Truth Today..."

I have two new heroes of the day today... both are great examples of truth and courage in action.


First in Dallas, Texas, Judge Tonya Parker who said during a February 21st meeting of the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, that while she has the power to perform legal marriage ceremonies in her court, she will not.

“I use it as my opportunity to give them a lesson about marriage inequality in this state because I feel like I have to tell them why I’m turning them away,” Parker said.


“So I usually will offer them something along the lines of, ‘I’m sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people.’ And it’s kind of oxymoronic for me to perform ceremonies that can’t be performed for me, so I’m not going to do it."
"I do not perform [marriages] because it is not an equal application of the law. Period,"

And then, in New Mexico, Antonio Darden is a top Santa Fe hair stylist who is waging his own boycott of sorts: He is denying service to the governor of New Mexico because she opposes gay marriage.


Darden, who has been with his partner for 15 years, said he made his views clear the last time Gov. Susana Martinez's office called to make an appointment:

"The governor's aides called not too long ago wanting another appointment to come in... Because of her stances and her views on this, I told her aides, 'no.' They called the next day asking if I'd changed my mind about taking the governor in, and I said 'no' again."


And this is why this is important...

We (GLBT people) need to use all of our powers, no matter how small or insignificant they might seem to be to influence people and help them to understand the unfairness of our lack of equality under the law.  Things will only truly get better for GLBT people when we have the full equality and recognition under the law which we are entitled to.  And we need to do so not just in some places, but everywhere across the land and around the world.  It's time to stand up and be counted and to demand our equal rights in society and under the law.

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 899"

"Love Is As Plain And Simple As Black And White..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."

"The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvellous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life."
~ Sir Hugh Walpole

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 898"

"Love Knows When The Time Is Right..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"A Sign Of Truth..."

"The Truth About Love..."


"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable."

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 897"

"Love Is Love..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Unintentionally Gay...?"

"You know, if all these people weren't around..."

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 896"

"Above All Else, Obey The Heart... It Knows Love"

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Monday, February 20, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."


"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. "
~ by Pearl S. Buck

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 895"

"To Know The Joys Of Love Be Together In The World..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Artist's Corner"


"Embrace"
Acrylic on canvas
Steve Walker

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"And The Truth Shall Set You Free..."


Yet again, another closeted, self loathing, neo-conservative Republican has been brought out of the darkness of lies and self hatred to what will hopefully be an end of his prejudice and his career built upon his own internalized hatred of himself.  That he was a notable speaker at CPAC last week is no surprise at all...






"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 894"

"Home And Love... A Life Complete"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."


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"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 893"

"The Moment... Truth Is Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, February 17, 2012

"A Thought To Ponder..."

Love knows no reasons,
love knows no lies.
Love defies all reasons,
love has no eyes.
But love is not blind,
love sees but doesn't mind.
~ Author unknown

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 892"

"Young, In Love And Unfraid..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."


"Love puts the fun in together,
The sad in apart,
The hope in tomorrow,
The joy in the heart."
~ Anonymous

"A Sign Of Truth..."


"Fear Eats the Soul"

"In The News Today..."




 
February 14, 2012

A gay Thai couple celebrated their love this Valentine's Day with a two-day kiss. The 50-hour, 25-minute and one-second smooch [kiss] set a new world record.

The two men were taking part in the annual Ripley's Believe It or Not longest kissing competition in the resort town of Pattaya, Thailand. The seven competing couples started kissing Sunday and had to keep their lips locked at all times, including to eat and drink and to go to the bathroom.

Thirty-one-year-old Nontawat Jaroegenasornsin and 28-year-old Thanakorn Sittiamthong won $6,500 worth of diamond rings, cash and a voucher for a five-star hotel in Thailand for their first place kiss.

"We are happy about the result. We won because we supported each other. Last year we only lasted 22 hours. So we decided to come to this competition to compete again," said Jaroegenasornsin.

Last year's winner Lakkana Tiranarat and her husband lasted 46 hours, 24 minutes and nine seconds. Tiranarat says they bowed out of the competition this year in the name of love.

"We decided to stop it because we want to keep our love," said Tiranarat.

A one-minute kissing competition earned participants a free Valentine's Day dinner in Shanghai. And in Taiwan, 101 individuals proclaimed their love by paying thousands of dollars to have a message displayed on the side of Taipei's tallest building.

In the "City of Love," Paris, couples attached personalized padlocks to a fence along the Pont des Arts Bridge over the River Seine. The tradition is to then dump the key in the river.

In Britain, the popular Duchess of Cambridge received a special Valentine's day gift, but not from her husband Prince William. The duchess's 8-year-old admirer gave her cake and flowers during an official engagement in Liverpool.

The young royal couple will be spending their first Valentine's Day as man and wife apart. Prince William is on a six-week search and rescue mission in the Falklands Islands.

This Valentine's Day should be a happy one for about two-thirds of couples worldwide. A new Ipsos/Reuters poll has found that 63 percent of people in marriages or domestic partnerships say their partners bring them the greatest happiness in life.

Valentine's Day is a centuries old tradition that couples use to celebrate their love. It is unclear where exactly the holiday got its start, but there are several myths surrounding three separate Saint Valentines. The unofficial holiday is typically celebrated with the exchange of chocolates, flowers and other gifts.


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"A life lived in fear is a life half-lived..."

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 891"

"What...? We're In Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Reflections On Married Life... Valentine's Day"


Dear Readers,

Today was a lovely day... My husband Ed and I began our day early with him off running errands and me going into work for a few hours.  But at lunch time, Ed picked me up and we went to see my old boss and friend Mark.   We took my friend Mark out to lunch and Ed was really good about letting Mark and I dither on about our work while he patiently listened.

After lunch, the husband and I decided to go walk the mall. We had a nice time browsing the stores and window shopping.  We even bought some glassware at Crate & Barrel before we stopped for a snack (frozen yogurt for me and a pomegranate smoothie for Ed) and just relaxed and talked about things going on as we people watched from the food hall at Macy's.

When we got home this afternoon, we opened the gifts we'd exchanged before leaving this morning.  I got the husband a box of candy, the expected card filled with sweet sentiment and a cute pair of Valentine's boxer shorts (we'll see if he wears them to bed tonight ;-).  He bought me a box of my favorite type of chocolate (cherry cordials) and two cards (one giant card that's quite comical, and a regular sized one that says what I believe he really feels.  Needless to say, I think we were both happy to have love in our lives and to have a special occasion to celebrate it.

After the gifts, while I worked on some projects for work, Ed went to visit his niece and her children... his great nephew's birthday is today.  Then when he got back this evening we went out to dinner.  Now that we're home, I'm rather tired and looking forward to a good night's rest.  Tomorrow will be a busy day at work, but before going to bed, I had to reflect on how much better life has become... Thinking back, there were many many lonely years in my life when "Valentine's Day" was just a reminder of how alone I was.  For most of my life, this day was little more than a reminder of how miserable I thought life would always be.

But now, like so many of us, I too can say, "It gets better."  I am out to my family and friends, my colleagues and coworkers and I am accepted as I am... a same-gender-loving man who's nothing more or less than human... This Valentine's Day, I am thankful for my husband and our love for one another.  And I can say, "Its good and it matters when you're married."

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"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 890"

"The Dreams Of Lovers Do Come True..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"It's Only Love..."


"Happy Valentine's Day!"

"A Thought To Ponder..."


Corvino: Love, Partnership and Valentine’s Day

By John Corvino, columnist, 365gay.com
02.11.2011


When I floated the idea of writing a Valentine’s Day column, my friends’ reactions ran the gamut—from suggestions for themes (“Talk about what makes a successful relationship!”) to wariness (“Are you sure you want to reinforce this Hallmark holiday?”) to sheer disgust. (“Ugh. Please don’t.”)

Either because I want to show off my writing agility, or (more likely) because I’m stuck in a hotel room with a bad internet connection and a nasty headcold and no better column ideas, I’m going to try to accommodate all three reactions.

(1) “Talk about what makes a successful relationship.”

Answer: low expectations.

I’m only half joking. As I’ve written before, Mark is my partner in life, but he is not my “everything,” and I am not his.

Too many relationships falter because people harbor the insane idea that their partners should meet all of their emotional, intellectual, social, and physical needs 100% of the time. When their partners fail to do so (not because they are deficient, but because they are human), such people feel dissatisfied and convince themselves that the grass could or should be greener.

Such people don’t need a partner, they need a hobby.

This is not to downplay the importance of compatibility or to make excuses for lack of attentiveness. Like most worthwhile things in life, relationships require effort. But the most successful relationships I’ve known are not the ones where the partners are obsessed with each other. They’re the ones where partners figure out how to love each other once infatuation passes.

(For what it’s worth, Mark still makes me giddy, just not every moment of every day.)

(2) “Are you sure you want to reinforce this Hallmark holiday?”

I am sure that I do NOT want to reinforce it AS a Hallmark holiday. But just as one can celebrate Christmas without embracing the season’s commercialism (or for that matter, its theological underpinnings), one can celebrate Valentine’s Day without being trite and tacky.

That might mean doing something unexpected and meaningful for your partner. It might mean throwing a dinner party for your friends, including single friends—a favorite tradition of mine. Although Valentine’s Day is traditionally associated with romantic love, that’s surely not the only love worth celebrating.

(3) “Ugh. Please don’t.”

The people who have this reaction to Valentine’s Day probably do so because they can’t get past the “Hallmark holiday” version. Either that, or they’ve been “unlucky in love.”

I admit that my being happily partnered probably makes it easier for me to extol Valentine’s Day’s virtues. But my dinner party tradition (which, for scheduling reasons, I’ve sadly missed in the last few years) began when I was single. You don’t have to be paired off to share the pleasures of candlelight and champagne and flowers and chocolate.

For that matter, you don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to show appreciation for those you love. Just think outside the (heart-shaped) box, and do it.

John Corvino, Ph.D. is a writer, speaker, and philosophy professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. His column “The Gay Moralist” appears Fridays at 365gay.com


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John Corvino originally posted this article last year, but I was not reposting anything at the time due to mourning my father's death.

"Fear Eats the Soul"

"Happy Valentine's Day - Washington State"


Gov. Christine Gregoire signed Marriage Equality into law in Washington state on Monday...

Congratulations and Welcome!

Monday, February 13, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 889"

"Love And Lazy Days At Home..."


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 888"


"Peace, Comfort, Union... Only Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"A Sign Of Truth..."

Saturday, February 11, 2012

"The Truth About Love..."

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could."

"The Artist's Corner"

"Cafe Florian"
Oil on canvas
Noel Bensted

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 887"

"Protectors Of Freedom... Free To Love"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

Friday, February 10, 2012

"Same Gender Loving People - No. 886"

"Love... Always Worth Fighting For"


Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.

"The Artist's Corner"

My favorite painting by the late Steve Walker
"A Matter of Taste"
Acrylic on Canvas - 2003

From Steve Walker’s website introduction:
I remember feeling a strange sense of elation upon having survived childhood, a rural environment, education, and the knowledge that my sexual orientation (which never felt a mystery or problem to me, personally) would forever cause some people who had never met me and would never know me to hate me and others like me.

Life goes on.

Within months of feeling this newfound sense of peace, a dinner conversation introduced me to a new word that would forever change my life and the lives of so many others: 
AIDS.

Life would never be the same again.

And… the importance of life to me (my own and others’) would be changed forever. I felt surrounded by a plague that stigmatized gay people to a degree far exceeding that which we had already suffered. An overwhelming and paralyzing sense of fear, anger, sadness, and loss enveloped my life and the lives of so many others.

Being an actor suddenly meant very little to me. I felt powerless. I could not stop the dying or find a cure for the insidious disease. Maybe — just maybe, though — I could help find a cure for the hatred, fear, and ignorance that surrounded so many young men around the world as they lay in hospital beds and drew the last breaths of unfinished lives. I started to paint.

Slowly, sporadically, and privately, I taught myself to paint and began creating paintings about the experiences and emotions that all human beings share. Themes of love, attraction, hope, despair, loneliness, the beauty of sky, the perfection of a horizon, the power of a person touching another were given life on pieces of canvas. I created images that came from a place of truth. I tried to make sense of and give order to a world that seemed to know neither.

It simply never occurred to me to paint about themes in any other context than that of my own life as a person who happens to be gay. I had never had a problem relating to work created by heterosexuals in a heterosexual context. Why should I create paintings whose context was anything other than the truth of my life as a gay man?

I started showing my early paintings in bars and restaurants in the gay neighborhood of Toronto. From there things moved very quickly. Within a short time, I exhibited and sold my work in high-end, mainstream galleries throughout North America, and reproductions of my work throughout the world.

I see my work as a documentation, an interpretation, a crystallization of singular moments rendered in line, color, light, shadow, using a hundred brushes, a thousand colors, and a million brushstrokes. I strive to make people stop — if only for a moment — to think and actually feel something human… and humane. My paintings contain as many questions as answers.

I hope that in its silence the body of my work has given a voice to my life, the lives of others, and in doing so, the dignity of all people.

"The Death Of A Great Artist..."

1961-2012

I came home tonight to the news that my favorite artist, Steve Walker is no longer with us. 

His works inspired my hopes and dreams and helped me to overcome my fear of embracing and accepting myself for who I am.  I am thankful to have enjoyed his art and I am saddened to know that the special light that he shone on our world is dimmer and diminished by his absence.

 
Dear Clients,
It is with great sadness that as Works of Art Executor and Trustee of the Estate of Steve Walker, on behalf of his family, that I announce internationally renowned Canadian artist Steve Walker has passed away at the age of 50. The Lyman-Eyer Gallery, his family, friends and the international art world mourn the passing of the talented and beloved artist.

James Lyman
Lyman-Eyer Gallery
Provincetown, Massachusetts

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