Fine Art America - Art - Prints - Canvas Prints - Framed Prints - Metal Prints - Acrylic Prints

Every purchase includes a money-back guarantee.








Fine Art Discussions

Keyword Search  | Main Menu

Search Discussions


Faa Artistic Merit Award Is Now Going To.

Posted by: Roger Swezey on 12/11/2012 - 1:52 PM

A truly fine human being.

A superbly accomplished painter.

To me, the word comes to mind in regards to his work...... and to his inner self, is a four letter word.

That word is


This gentleman, not only figuratively puts his "Heart" into his work, he literally does.

I am referring to



Oldest Reply

Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/11/2012 - 1:54 PM

Seems like you only had it for a week or so, but great choice, Roger, and congrats Gene!



Posted by: Vivian ANDERSON on 12/11/2012 - 2:01 PM

Congrats Gene....great choice!


Posted by: Angelina Vick on 12/11/2012 - 2:06 PM

=) Congratulations Gene!



Posted by: Tom Roderick on 12/11/2012 - 2:08 PM



Posted by: Tony Murray on 12/11/2012 - 2:17 PM

Great choice Roger !


Posted by: Joy McKenzie on 12/11/2012 - 2:19 PM

Yes, Gene is the coolest! A definite gentleman and superb painter. Congratulations Gene! ;)


Posted by: Mary Ellen Mueller-Legault on 12/11/2012 - 2:20 PM

Gene, Gene, Gene, and Roger, too

Congratulations to you....Gene for earning this award and to Roger for his choice. Coolbeans, Gene. (do not tell Smud!)


Posted by: Michael Geraghty on 12/11/2012 - 2:20 PM

Congratulations Gene!.


Posted by: Dan Daugherty on 12/11/2012 - 4:03 PM

Congratulations Gene! Both the Artist and work is well Worthy of this award!!

Great Choice Roger!


Posted by: David Lane on 12/11/2012 - 4:13 PM

WOW congrats Gene


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/11/2012 - 4:39 PM

Roger, you only just got it! That was a quick pass on.......

GENE! Awesome choice :)


Posted by: Diane Daigle on 12/11/2012 - 4:49 PM

Congrats Gene,,, and I missed congratulating you Roger,, so congrats to you toooooo!! haha :>)


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 12/11/2012 - 5:44 PM


The reason for the quick pass was spelled out on my last posting on Tony's thread.


Posted by: Shana Rowe on 12/11/2012 - 6:27 PM

Awe that is awesome!! Congrats Gene!! What a great choice!!!!!! Superb!!!!!!!


Posted by: Anne Norskog on 12/11/2012 - 6:33 PM

Gene gregory's art is wonderful--his stills are classic and done with a true master's touch! Congratulations on the Tony Award, Gene!


Posted by: Anne Norskog on 12/11/2012 - 6:35 PM

Photography Prints

From Gene Gregory's gallery!


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/11/2012 - 6:41 PM

I am totally flabbergasted, and honored!
Thank you Roger my friend, and thank you to all of you who are so nice to wish me well. I feel greatly honored to be given the Tony Award, but awards would be nothing without the kind recognition of friends. FAA is a great place to make friends, and to share the art we create and love. Yes, I do put a heart in each of my paintings. The heart represents love, and not least is love for dear friends such as you all.
Thanks again !


Posted by: Shana Rowe on 12/11/2012 - 6:44 PM

It couldn't go to a better person Gene!!! Your work is so wonderful and you are a great friend to us all!!!


Posted by: Beverly Livingstone on 12/11/2012 - 6:51 PM

gene your work is just wonderful congratulations !!!!!


Posted by: Jason Christopher on 12/12/2012 - 6:45 AM

Well done Gene!! I really like your last few pieces!! the garden gate and the workshop.. imagined u standing there chatting to smuddy!!

Art Prints

and the flickering lights of leaves worked really well!

Art Prints


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/12/2012 - 9:59 AM

Again, I sincerely appreciate your kindness.


Posted by: Christine Till on 12/12/2012 - 10:35 AM

Oh Roger, you were fast passing it on.
Congratulations, Gene. Well deserved. Your work is beautiful.


Posted by: Ed Meredith on 12/12/2012 - 12:10 PM

Excellent choice Roger... Congratulations Gene!!!

@Christine... like playing "Hot Potato"...


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/13/2012 - 7:51 AM



Posted by: KARIN BEST on 12/13/2012 - 9:01 AM

Congrats Gene you do beautiful work Well deserved


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 12/13/2012 - 11:26 AM

RE: Hot Potato (or is it potatoe?)

As I mentioned in the other thread, I would love to have it longer. But, I have no place at this hectic time to properly display it,

And Gene,
It might be few more days before you receive this wonderful sculpture,... with my house, my head, and now , my niece, who's living room I've been sleeping and typing in, being presently in intensive care at the local hospital after having a major epileptic seizure, 2 days ago, She's now awake but confused after many hours in a coma.....(.I've gone too far.) ...I have to find the appropriate time to quietly engrave my name on this wonderful award.

Now, to everyone, this is Gene's thread....Any comments addressed to me would be appreciated, but please write them on the thread Tony posted.




Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/13/2012 - 2:05 PM

Roger... I am so sorry to hear the problems of your neice. I hope see gets much better very soon, and is able to enjoy the holiday season.
No rush in sending the Potatoe, - I mean Award. It is enough to have you honor me as you have done.'

Have a great Christmas, and remember:

I'm not de man.... YOU DE MAN !!!!!
; )


Posted by: Natalie Holland on 12/14/2012 - 9:04 AM

Great choice! Congratulations, Gene! :)


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/14/2012 - 9:07 AM

ty Natalie


Posted by: David Crowell on 12/14/2012 - 9:30 AM

Congratulations Gene. The Workshop speaks to me immediately of my late father in law. A wonderful gallery.


Posted by: Harold Shull on 12/14/2012 - 9:39 AM

Congratulations Gene,

An honor long overdue. You are an icon here at FAA to the taditionalist painters. Your consistancy and quality level of Fine Art paintings is nothing short of the WOW factor. Well done my friend!


Posted by: Carolyn Salo on 12/14/2012 - 11:37 AM

Congrats Gene...great choice......Gershwin must be soooo happy for you and so are we :))


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/17/2012 - 11:45 AM

As my grandson would say, I had a wuff weekend, but I wanted to say thanks to you gentlemen for the nice comments !


Posted by: Darice Machel McGuire on 12/17/2012 - 5:42 PM

Congratulations Gene.


Posted by: Janice Drew on 12/17/2012 - 5:53 PM

Well deserved! Congrats to Gene.


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/17/2012 - 7:21 PM

T Y Ladies !
Now if I could only win the coveted Smuddy.


Posted by: Alfred Ng on 12/17/2012 - 7:50 PM

Congrats Gene, well deserved!


Posted by: Mary Ellen Mueller-Legault on 12/17/2012 - 8:26 PM

You will never get that smuddy!!!! NEVER!! Smud told me so!


Posted by: Mike Jeffries on 12/18/2012 - 5:08 AM

May I add my congratulations to you Gene, you are an inspiration.


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 12/18/2012 - 5:29 AM

Congratulations, Gene -- very well deserved!

Art Prints


Posted by: Gershwin Smud on 12/18/2012 - 9:25 AM

At this time Gene does not qualify for the Smuddy. His work is beneath our standards. But I know he is very proud to have won the Tony.


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 12/18/2012 - 2:34 PM


I know, I said, that because, I had, at this time , no place to properly to display and show off this wonderful honor,and would be passing it on to what I consider...the most deserving artist here in our community..

I found though, that it was very difficult to let it go, as it sat to the right of this lap top on this tiny table in my niece's apartment.

This morning, I struggled to scratch a barely legible signature on the original base, ...tucked between 2 signatures, of 2 of my HEROES...The strong confident hand of Mr. Shull and the beautiful calligraphy of Ms. Hathaway...What an Honor!!

Now, Mr. Gregory......THIS HONOR IS ALL YOURS


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/18/2012 - 4:46 PM

Rogg......... I luv ya man !


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/18/2012 - 4:50 PM

I found the best part was running my finger over all the names, and knowing that each of those people had touched that same spot. So many miles apart and yet all so near at that moment


Posted by: Tony Murray on 12/18/2012 - 5:25 PM

I had a feeling you wanted to be up there with the others and not alone on the base Roger !

Feel free to sign the copper Gene !


Posted by: Gene Gregory on 12/21/2012 - 8:56 PM

I received it today.... Thanks again Roger.


Posted by: Xueling Zou on 12/21/2012 - 9:02 PM

Congratulations Gene! Happy holidays !!


Posted by: Lori Lovetere on 12/21/2012 - 9:03 PM

Congratulations Gene your work is outstanding!! It must be a wonderful feeling to achieve such honors! Well deserved by far! :) Lori


Posted by: David Patterson on 12/21/2012 - 11:57 PM

Congrats, Gene! Always enjoy viewing your work!


Posted by: Daliana Pacuraru on 12/22/2012 - 5:56 AM

My compliments, Gene...and my best regards from Romania, Roger!

'A truly fine human being.
A superbly accomplished painter.
To me, the word comes to mind in regards to his work...... and to his inner self, is a four letter word.
That word is
This gentleman, not only figuratively puts his "Heart" into his work, he literally does.
I am referring to


Wonderful words!

Art Prints


This discussion is closed.