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Blues Harp – in his hands (Mark Graham)

Mark Graham is a talented old time musician who combines good music with humor, a rather unusual combination. I was taken with his skill at working his mouth harp with his large, well made hands. He so kindly permitted me to paint this portrait while he was jamming at Folklife this year.

I was recently contacted by a fellow artist, Robert Campbell. He was inspired by this painting of Mark, because his own father used to play the harmonica many years before. He used Mark’s hands to make this painting:

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  1. Srishti
    June 15th, 2008 at 21:15 | #1

    Dear Mimi,

    I just discoved your wonderful blog, while going through Perugina’s blog! It’s is totally awesome… You two are absolutely inspiring me to open a blogspot for myself 😀

    and thanks so much for putting a link to me

    I know you asked me for it, and I am so sorry I haven’t been able to get around to adding your link to mine yet… but now it is going to haunt me until I do…

    Thanks so much for everything…

    Take CAre

    Srishti

    PS: I love your son’t tomato sauce recipe

  2. PERUGINA ART
    June 15th, 2008 at 18:19 | #2

    Isn’t it wonderful that Robert was so inspired by your painting of Mark that he wanted to paint his father playing too!
    That’s so sweet.

    Both are delightful additions to your blog.

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