Happy New Year! Out with the old, in with the new! So, as many of you already know, the fifty paintings that were done last year for the 250th birthday of Historic Ellicott City have found a permanent home at Backwater Books, 8156 Main Street, Ellicott City. The original plan was to keep the collection together, however, I am constantly having to say no to interested buyers, and the folks at Backwater are inundated with requests to sell individual paintings, so I'm going to sell them and move on to several new projects. Each painting is $1500, and if you purchase more than one, the second painting is $1250. Backwater reopens tomorrow, Friday Jan. 6th, at noon. So, visit the collection to make your choices, or call in your order at (410) 696-2482. The paintings may not be removed until Feb, 1st. You can preview the paintings from when they were shown last year at the Ellicott Theater Gallery.