I’ve been a member of the Deep Creek Lake Yacht Club at Turkey Neck for a long time. Twenty-one years ago, a group of members gathered up items and stored them away in a time capsule to open in 2020. After the pandemic delayed the opening by a year, the Club finally cracked it open in August. Much to my surprise, a small piece of my art was inside the capsule. Below is a display they made with some of the items, where you’ll see the small work of art alongside a closer look at the image.
This year is Deep Creek Lake’s 95th Anniversary. I came across this article in Mountain Discoveries Magazine that explains the history of the lake. We started spending time in Garrett County in the early eighties. I enjoyed reading about some of the places I knew, such as Johnny’s Bait House and the Four Seasons Dining Room.
Several years ago, I did a series of paintings around vintage Deep Creek. A couple of the images are available in the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Gallery. Some originals have sold, but are still available as prints, cards, and other reproductions.
With the absence of this year’s Studio Tour and Deep Creek’s birthday, I’ll be posting more of my work based on images from the area over the coming weeks.
My hometown has gone duck crazy since Devlin Hodges took over as the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition to being a professional football player, Hodges is a champion duck caller, hence his nickname, “The Duck”. To join in all the excitement, here is some old but related work.
If you want to learn more about the likable Duck, here’s “Duck Calling with Devlin” on Youtube.
We were going through some old photos this week and found these from what I think was my first art festival, 1982, in Ocean City, New Jersey. I must not have been getting advice yet from the boss.