How it All Began ~ The Blackstone River News Article ~ The Green Way Series PART I
This is where it all began when I was commissioned by the Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club to paint my very first painting of the rivers textile mills. This area is the second location where the Industrial Revolution was born here in America. I knew this was going to be a very BIG project and a complicated one, due to the fact the commissioned piece was to be an aerial view which I had never yet attempted to paint. In, addition, the main part of the painting, was to be the major corporate textile mill that was no longer in existence. The only pieces of the puzzle
As a result, I came to an understanding and I developed an emotional connection of these innocent hard working people. They really didn’t realize how this process would soon pollute our waters and destroy our land just trying to make a living
Since then my appreciation for history and my passion for a cleaner, healthier environment grew tremendously. I love the opportunity I have to record this small piece of history as we see it. We are watching the Departments of Tourism, support the communities, and educate through creative efforts. Also, we see the Blackstone River Coalition strive to regain healthy water, land and habitation within the Blackstone Valley National Corridor.