About

I’m just a poor boy from a poor family. ..

I’m sure psychologists have it written in their play books somewhere that guys like me are hopeless, naive and incurable romantics.

I was taken to a shrink at an early age – about eight or so – because I was obsessed with drawing and painting perfectly 3-dimensional crucifixes. Not sure what all the fuss was about, but at the end of the day it was determined that I simply had a unique talent for art. I could draw horses and wildlife, architecture and cars like nobody’s business, but I was also very interested in abstract expressionism.

It is something that haunts and never leaves me. Like it or not, I’m stuck with a deep-rooted desire to make visually moving pieces. Maybe that’s all my obsession over painting the perfect cross was about – an oddly harmless fascination with powerful symbolism. Surely a healthy cornerstone to any artist worth his salt, right?

Whatever. All I know is that after a twenty year hiatus, I now find myself once again steadfast in my pursuit – and probably hopeless quest – for the perfect painting.

Maybe I need to see another shrink for a second opinion.

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Certainly blessed you are back to it! Screw the play book! Just brilliant… You did over 80… 80!!!!! Pieces in 2016!!!😍 Thank you Hip.

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  2. I’m your old landlord from the past out here in Chicago . I have two of your early works of which one was in lieu of a few rent payments . Both works are abstract. I have had the works for somewhere in the 25 year range . I would like to hear from you , and see you if you ever get back to Chicago .

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    1. Oh hey, Bob. How are you? I do get back to Chicago about once a year – usually to drop my wife and 11-year-old son off at Midway. We also spent a weekend there last September. Man, has it ever changed! I currently live in Bloomington, IL after having spent years in NYC, Detroit, South Carolina and Houston, TX. My email: chipsher24@gmail.com Hope this finds you well.

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  3. Art Crates is a new quarterly subscription box for art collectors. We will offer three separate boxes for collectors of paintings, drawings, and photographs. Each quarter we will send a new crate to our subscribers which includes a 9 x 7 artist’s catalog, a 9 x 12 art news magazine, a 12 x 12 artbook and up to twelve 8 x 10 prints. To hold these publications and prints, we are creating a handcrafted 12″ x 12″ x 2.5″ clamshell box. Each of these is printed on an ultra-luxury high-end press that creates museum-quality books for publishers all over the world. Art Crates has professional curators to help us find the best artists who work in paintings, drawings, and photographs. You were one of the artists that were recommended by our curators that I contact for potential inclusion.

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  4. Hi,

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    1. And let me guess… All you need from me is my PayPal info or street address and phone number, social security and bank routing number, etc..? Your broken English gives you away. Work on that.

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