OCT 2006

Smelle` does his painting in the company of the Hunter Art Group. We pay a little rent and meet at the Coppini Art Gallery in the town of Olmos Park, surrounded by San Antonio. Pompeio Coppini was a sculptor of some repute; he donated his studio to the town; his sculptural equivalent of sketches are still laying about. That's Gus laying on his back waiting for a tummy scratch.