Author and painter. Recent ebooks are “Crucibles of Passion ” (on Kindle) and “Fourteen Laughs in the Face of Tragedy” (on lulu.com). Also the author of the underground erotic classic, “Cole’s Secret Journal.” His paintings have gained prominence in private collections and in print. This is his only free art blog. His two other blogs–ontheofftrack.wordpress.com and curiouscountenances.wordpress.com–offer art for sale. He believes by combining both “gifted” or free art and priced art is a way to broaden general interest in an artist’s work , while at the same time making art available to all, rich or poor.