There are many terrific artists that I can call friend. These are just a very, very few of them. Mario Airomi, of course was my friend and mentor. Andrew Sherman even taught my Grade Seven class before we hooked up again to paint "plein air". Ron Gang is from Israel. Ken Danby is a truly inspired artist ... the list could go on and on ...

Mario Airomi in "The Classic: pose, totally absorbed in his art.Mario passed away just as I was to become a meteorologist. Andrew Sherman painting on the "Back Hill" with me. Andrew Sherman painting near Terre Nova, OntarioAndrew, Bruce ... still my firend regardless of which name he uses. Ken Danby and me Jane Champagne - A great friend... Ron Gang of IsraelAleta Karstad, 2008Bishops Mills Natural History Centre