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"Brooding and seething with life, the swamp is ancient and majestic, it's unkept beauty is compelling. This is the first major painting done on a subject which I have persisted for many years since."                                                                                                                                                                 -Simon Gunning

" The Sun on Vincent's Bow. Painted before Katrina, this piece is of shrimp and fishing boats docked in Bayou la Loutre,  south east of New Orleans. The title is a play on words as the sun strikes the bow of the boat named Vincent. The painter Vincent Van Gogh is honored in this piece.

                                           -Simon Gunning

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