Over the last several months, primarily on Facebook, I have discovered more Searing artists. They are quite talented. I am beginning to think there is a Searing artistic gene. We will try to put some samples and more info in this arts section.
Archive for the ‘Searing Artists’ Category
Several months ago my standing search for Searings came up with Paula Searing, an upcoming artist with some interesting work. I wrote asking permission to do a blog entry, and she said OK. Her web site is: http://paulasearing.com/works-exhibits/cv/. That leads you to her work, past and present. You should also take a look at ‘news’ at the bottom of the table of contents on the left of the site. It leads to works in progress. I’m no art critic, but her work is certainly worth a close examination. It’s also fun to find and publicize another Searing artist!
Daniel A. Searing Jr
Full disclosure, Dan is my son. We are very proud of him for taking the time to author this seminal work on punch recipes! Check it out by getting your copy soon! And if there are other recent Searing authors out there, please let me know!! Happy to do as many featured Searing artists as we can!!
Just happened upon mention of Echoes of Other Days, by Elsa Searing McGinn and Howard Glyndon, who of course is Laura Redden Searing. Ms Mcginn is her daughter. The best reference to the book is: http://bit.ly/hEheYk A Google Books reference. It can also be found on eBay, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, to mention just a few possible sources. I know nothing about the book and would appreciate any information. At some point I would also like some information on Ms. Mcginn, and will research her when time permits.
Is making the perfect drink an artistic achievement? See the following story for a new bartenders guild that thinks it is..and mentioning Dan Searing (Jr) as a contributing artist and spokesman.
(May 6, 2008) I regret to announce that Earl ‘Burge’ Searing, Jr passed away on May 5, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his son Eric (who notified me of his passing), his daughter Erin, and a sister, Carol. Dan
We have our first Searing musician, nominated by his son, Eric Searing. His name is Earl Burge Searing Jr. He was trained as a classical pianist, with degrees from Florida State University, Stetson University, and University of Florida. He taught music theory and piano at Jacksonville University (1970-1981). His creative endeavors include Painting, Drawing, and various musical instruments (Piano, Guitar, Clarinet, bagpipes, mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, and Celtic harp).
During the mid 1980s and 90s Burge manufactured and sold Mountain Dulcimers, Hammered Dulcimers, Celtic Harps, Psaltry (an ancestor of the dulcimer) and other unusual wooden instruments in Stone Mountain, GA.
Through out his life he has painted and drawn. But in 2002 suffered a stroke and lost the use of his right arm. Recently he has begun painting again trying to master water color. If you ask him how he is doing, he will tell you that it will take him a couple hundred paintings to get the hang of it. He has almost always painted landscapes or still life in an impressionist style. His son’s favorite painting by Burge is a Spanish bull fighter done in the traditional bull fighter poster style.
Mr Burge’s other accomplishments include Scout master, Sailboat builder, Furniture Maker, Model train builder, and Atlanta Bagpipe Band member.
Artists named “Searing” can be found from a variety of sources such as eBay and the internet. For the moment I am going to list the ones I have come across in this one paragraph. As we develop more information I would like to give each artist their own paragraph. Again I invite information and comments….Dan
The Searing artist I know best is Don Searing, a member of my own family, whom I met on several occasions. I do not know if any of his paintings are on the market.
An expressionist cityscape done in mixed media on masonite by Sonia Searing recently sold on eBay for around $50.00. Signed LR “Sonia Searing”; on verso, “Past Splendor” is written along with the artist’s name and Bradenton Florida address. Estimate age to be post 1950s. Davenport’s lists a 20th century artist by the name “Searing” who is noted for cityscapes. (Description courtesy of seller’s description on eBay.)
A vintage oil painting on board of a street market scene done in an impressionist style, ca 1960′-70’s, with a signature that looks like ‘Searing,” in original frame also recently sold on eBay for approximately $12.00. (Description courtesy of seller’s description on eBay.) Nothing more is known about this artist.