"Reaching for the Finish"
In 1898 Edward Hogshire opened a sail loft in Norfolk, Virginia and began making canvas sails for working craft such as skipjacks, bugeye ketches, freighting schooners etc. In 1938 R. B. Hogshire, son of the founder, took over the firm. During the 1950s R.B.[Happy] Hogshire, third generation became involved in the family owned business. By now the firm was making, in addition to other awning products, modern Nylon and Dacron sails for pleasure boats since the days working sail were…Continue Reading →
"Custom" or Commissioned Original Art "Afternoon on the Sassafras"
Since I no longer publish or distribute prints of my paintings personally, virtually all my time is now spent creating new artwork. Earlier in my career all my art was conceived and created for my studio and sold at auction once every two to three years in Richmond, Va. During those years one could rarely purchase a painting outside this private event which was held in the Grand Ballroom of Richmond’s prestigious Commonwealth Club. This was partly due to the…Continue Reading →