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OLD BLIGHTY! Trip to England 2003.
Greg's Gold Mining Info.
The Bill Irwin Music Site"Music for organ and piano arranged by Bill Irwin, internationally known
organist, pianist, arranger and educator."
The "Susie's" HAUNTED HOUSE
"IAN HUNTER's Pubs-Taverns-Inns Essex, England" - See Grandfather POOLE's - THE BELL INN, BROXTED (Scroll down to 'Enter Essex Pubs' then click on 'Ardleigh-Epping')
Ken Rose's "OLD ESSEX, ENGLISH VILLAGE SCHOOLS"- a lovely collection! Don't miss it!
"CAMULOS" - featuring pubs, ghost tours, history, genealogy, and other topics of interest--Colchester, Essex, England
"Tour the desert in "Digital Desert-Lucerne Valley"
A Little History
Below is a little of my history:
Herb & Evelyn.
- U.S. COAST GUARD SPARS - 1945-1946
- Married: 1945 - Herb Carpenter
- Children: Gregory Carpenter , Susan Carpenter, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
- Studied: Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1950-53. Among instructors who are remembered most..Joseph Mugnaini, Leanord Herbert, James Cooper Wright, David Green, Richard Flu.
- Member: Nat’l Watercolor Society, (Recording Secretary)
Los Angeles Art Assn., Whittier Art Club,
Lakewood Art Assn., Women Painters of the West, Otis Alumni, etc.
- Exhibited: Long Beach Museum of Art, CA.; Kramer Gallery, La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles; Pacific Coast Club, Long
Beach, CA.; Marble Arch Gallery-Gallery Petite- London; Paidea Gallery, La Cienega, Los Angeles; Las Vegas; Nev. Laguna Beach, CA.; Studio 5,; Catalina,; Palos Verdes, CA.,;Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA.; Traveling Art Shows by the National Water-Color Society, etc.
- Numerous “one-woman” shows. Over one hundred awards. Represented in more than two hundred private and public collections.
- From the mid-sixties to mid-seventies I changed mediums and devoted most all of my time to pottery. I ended up with four kilns! Two gas (butane) and two electric. The electric kilns were mostly used for bisque-firing, and experimenting with "found" desert clays, and glazes. My 16-CU FT gas kiln was for high-fire glaze firing.
- The last ten to fifteen years I have been delving into music, computers and genealogy. It is just recently that I am devoting most of the day to painting again. I love to do portraits, still life, non-objective abstracts from music, and of course the continuously changing mood of the desert is always an inspiration for a painting. I have had a show of 27 paintings this year in June (2004) at the Victor Valley Museum, Victorville, CA. I have also completed a commissioned portrait of Janice Horst for the Janice Horst Lucerne Valley. The UNVEILING was in Oct.
When I moved out here to the high-desert in 1971 from Lakewood, California, it was the beginning of a new life-style. I stopped exhibiting my paintings after one very special award-winning painting-"Eternal City" vanished from an exhibition here in the "High Desert". (see bottom of this page) I resigned from all art organizations, _ mainly because of the driving distance involved_ and began enjoying life here in beautiful Lucerne Valley with my husband of 65 years, our 2 cats and two dogs.. :-)
Here is my loaded kiln almost ready to be fired to cone 10 (a little over 2300-F- degrees-1300- C.)
(Reward for information on this missing painting!)