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  • Men's Furnishings, oil on canvas, 48 X 66 inches, copyright ©1989

I've belatedly learned that one of my paintings was in an auction of American art at Sotheby's in New York in October 2018. The work sold at the top end of its estimate. It was originally sold c.1989 at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland OR, to Patrick Duffy, the actor best known for his role as Bobby Ewing in the series 'Dallas'. It was listed in Sotheby's catalogue as "from the collection of Patrick and Carlyn Duffy." Patrick's wife, Carlyn Rosser passed away in 2017.

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I've belatedly learned that one of my paintings was in an auction of American art at Sotheby's in New York in October 2018. The work sold at the top end of its estimate. It was originally sold c.1989 at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland OR, to Patrick Duffy, the actor best known for his role as Bobby Ewing in the series 'Dallas'. It was listed in Sotheby's catalogue as "from the collection of Patrick and Carlyn Duffy." Patrick's wife, Carlyn Rosser passed away in 2017.

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  • Man With Cart, oil on canvas, 52 x 72 inches, copyright ©1990

This painting was exhibited at Davidson Galleries in the early 1990s. It was done before the Pergola was destroyed by a truck in 2001. The current Pergola is a facsimile, rebuilt from scratch. I still have this work in my studio inventory. It is one of the few paintings left from this period.

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This painting was exhibited at Davidson Galleries in the early 1990s. It was done before the Pergola was destroyed by a truck in 2001. The current Pergola is a facsimile, rebuilt from scratch. I still have this work in my studio inventory. It is one of the few paintings left from this period.

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  • A Hot Day, oil on canvas, 23.5 x 29.5 inches, copyright ©1997

I have been contacted via email by a man in Indiana that has a painting of mine that he is interested in selling. It was purchased (not by him) in Portland at Elizabeth Leach Gallery sometime in the late 1990s. Anyone interested can contact me via this website, and I will forward your interest to the current owner of the painting.

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I have been contacted via email by a man in Indiana that has a painting of mine that he is interested in selling. It was purchased (not by him) in Portland at Elizabeth Leach Gallery sometime in the late 1990s. Anyone interested can contact me via this website, and I will forward your interest to the current owner of the painting.

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  • Signs And Signals, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, copyright 1991

Two different circumstances have recently brought me face to face with a number of paintings that I did in the early to mid 1990s. The first was the sale and delivery of a painting (Pilchuck River I) to a couple that have collected several of my paintings at a gallery that once represented me in Portland. The other circumstance was the swapping out of some old inventory for new at the Museum of Northwest Art and Culture (the MAC) Art Resource program, in Spokane WA.

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Two different circumstances have recently brought me face to face with a number of paintings that I did in the early to mid 1990s. The first was the sale and delivery of a painting (Pilchuck River I) to a couple that have collected several of my paintings at a gallery that once represented me in Portland. The other circumstance was the swapping out of some old inventory for new at the Museum of Northwest Art and Culture (the MAC) Art Resource program, in Spokane WA.

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  • My Old Haunt 2, oil on panel, 18 x 24 inches, copyright ©2019

This is a another view of the Red Lion Tavern in Spokane. It's a place where I hung out with my hippy friends in the 1960s, while we were still in high school. We were underage, so we couldn't go into the bar, but we could hear the jukebox from the food concession, which was then separated by a wall with a serving window; Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, the Isley Brothers, Les McCann & Eddie Harris, "Trying to make it real compared to what?" It was a great place.

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This is a another view of the Red Lion Tavern in Spokane. It's a place where I hung out with my hippy friends in the 1960s, while we were still in high school. We were underage, so we couldn't go into the bar, but we could hear the jukebox from the food concession, which was then separated by a wall with a serving window; Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, the Isley Brothers, Les McCann & Eddie Harris, "Trying to make it real compared to what?" It was a great place.

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  • Civil Architectures, oil on canvas, 42 x 60 inches, copyright ©1999

An Alaska Way Viaduct painting, a view from Ako Lindley's studio in the old 619 Western Building. This was purchased by the then CEO of Daniel Smith, Inc., and featured on the cover of their annual catalogue. The painting exceeded their budget, so I took half of it in trade for art supplies. I still have some of those.

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An Alaska Way Viaduct painting, a view from Ako Lindley's studio in the old 619 Western Building. This was purchased by the then CEO of Daniel Smith, Inc., and featured on the cover of their annual catalogue. The painting exceeded their budget, so I took half of it in trade for art supplies. I still have some of those.

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  • Linin' Track, oil on canvas, 51 x 72 inches, copyright ©1990

This is a painting from my second show at Davidson Galleries. It depicts the lining of track for a new extension of the trolly that carried tourists from the edge of the International District to points along the Alaska Way Viaduct, all the way to Myrtle Edwards Park. The trolly was short lived. A sculpture park required real estate that provided the only maintenance shed for the trolly, at the start of Myrtle Edwards.

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This is a painting from my second show at Davidson Galleries. It depicts the lining of track for a new extension of the trolly that carried tourists from the edge of the International District to points along the Alaska Way Viaduct, all the way to Myrtle Edwards Park. The trolly was short lived. A sculpture park required real estate that provided the only maintenance shed for the trolly, at the start of Myrtle Edwards.

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  • Self Portrait, NYC, oil on canvas, 24X18 inches, copyright ©1979

This painting, a self portrait from 1979, will be in an upcoming exhibition at Cascadia Art Museum, in Edmonds WA. The painting was done in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, where I was living at the time. It was exhibited in Soho at The First Street Gallery. I had just turned 30, and had spent my birthday drinking piña coladas with my Puerto Rican and Colombian neighbors in our postage-stamp sized backyard.

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This painting, a self portrait from 1979, will be in an upcoming exhibition at Cascadia Art Museum, in Edmonds WA. The painting was done in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, where I was living at the time. It was exhibited in Soho at The First Street Gallery. I had just turned 30, and had spent my birthday drinking piña coladas with my Puerto Rican and Colombian neighbors in our postage-stamp sized backyard.

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  • Image: Charles-François Daubigny, Soleil couchant sur l'Oise, 1865

I have 4 seats left for this lecture. First come first served. Senior discounts available. More info at https://classes.williamelston.com

image: Charles-François Daubigny, Soleil couchant sur l'Oise, 1865

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I have 4 seats left for this lecture. First come first served. Senior discounts available. More info at https://classes.williamelston.com

image: Charles-François Daubigny, Soleil couchant sur l'Oise, 1865

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  • My Old Haunt, oil on canvas, 52 X 52 inches, copyright ©2015

The Jewelry Store / Gallery that I've been showing at in my hometown of Spokane is closing its doors for good in March of 2019. Dodson's Fine Jewelers, a fourth generation family business, has been a fixture in the Spokane downtown scene since 1887. Current owners Penn Fix and Debra Schultz plan to retire.

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The Jewelry Store / Gallery that I've been showing at in my hometown of Spokane is closing its doors for good in March of 2019. Dodson's Fine Jewelers, a fourth generation family business, has been a fixture in the Spokane downtown scene since 1887. Current owners Penn Fix and Debra Schultz plan to retire.

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