This blog entry was actually written Sept 12, 2013, but I wanted to record a post for my childhood friend, Gary Hunt. He died 6:21 pm, January 7th, 2013.
Gary and I met when we were nine or ten. Our families both belonged to the same archery club. It took about 5 minutes to realize we would be good friends.
Over the years, we traveled to several countries together, including England, Greece, Egypt, Kenya, among others.
We shared a passion for the outdoors and art.
Though I had always been involved with art, it was Gary that first invited me to try plein air painting, which has been a central part of my artistic practice ever since. He was a very strong painter. That's one of his sketches below.
He was a good painting buddy and I miss him.