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Tony Caviston

2 Months Ago

Active Artist Over 80 !!!

I am 88 years young and still painting with a steady hand. I have been doing some sort of art work since I was 4 years. How do I know this ? Recently I received a E-Mail from a unknown young lady in Geogia. Her mother had died recently leaving behind the story of growing up in Pennsylvania. She wanted to know if I was the Tony Caviston who would sit on the porch drawing with her mother when they were 4 years old. She had seen my web site.

Do you have a nostalgic story to tell ?

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Susan Maxwell Schmidt

2 Months Ago

Where is Roger? He's got some good stories to tell!

No really... where is Roger?

 

Val Arie

2 Months Ago

Tony I have no related story but love yours!

 

Sv Bell

2 Months Ago

This is awesome, Tony!
Keep up the great work!

 

Richard Reeve

2 Months Ago

What a great story, Tony.

 

Tony Caviston

2 Months Ago

Thanks for the comments every one !!!

 

Roger Swezey

2 Months Ago

You must have been deeply touched to receive that e- mail

As time goes on, this child might receive a similar e-mail about that time when he was fishing with his grandfather

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As with all your art, a deeply touching painting

 

Angela Whitehouse

2 Months Ago

Tony I love your work and so glad you have continued for so long.

Your work is peaceful, tranquil and fun.

 

Chuck Staley

2 Months Ago

OK... I have one. I'm 90 and and grew up in the South, living in Funeral Homes.

One of my younger sisters recently started retracing the places she lived in, and visited Russellville, Alabama and took a tour of the old mansions in the town.

She was in the home shown here and asked, "Did this used to be a Funeral Home?" It was, she was told. During WWII. "Well, this used to be my bedroom!"

As she was leaving the next door neighbor struck up a conversation and asked her if she had a brother named Charles. She said yes and he said,

"OMG, Charles used to invite kids over to play hide and seek and he'd get us into the casket room, turn off the lights and scare us half to death! Please tell him, I still remember that!"

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Angela Whitehouse

2 Months Ago

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I love this one.

 

Bill Swartwout

2 Months Ago

That's amazing, Tony. Keep on keepin' on.

You've got 13 years on me but I've been an avid photographer for a bit over 64 years. My parents gifted me a home darkroom kit for my 11th birthday because of my interest in photography.

 

Gill Billington

2 Months Ago

Great stories Tony and Chuck!

 

Rudy Umans

2 Months Ago

Some of my best friends are well over 80. I am a baby compared to them. They are all very active

Love this work in particular. "unsung heroes" as I call tools like that

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Roger Swezey

2 Months Ago

Tony when I was a kid, my interest was not on my art. It was on all the lovely ladies around me.

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And today I never felt so young, with now there are 2 coots that I know of, on this site older than my 87 years.

By the way, Chuck, regarding the funeral home, when I was 7, I spent 3 early mornings, on my own, by the side of my deceased beloved Grandmother, as she was laid out in our living room....The hardest thing for me to get over, was that even though I spent all that direct time with her in her later years, when she was still alive, and then tragically after her death, I was deemed too young to go to the burial.


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Susan, I was wondering why my ears were red today

 

Tony Caviston

2 Months Ago

Roger, Chuck, Bill...Great stories. Hope I didn't miss anyone. Thanks for replies from everyone. I didn't think this would cause so many nice replies. Love you all. have a great day..

 

Shelli Fitzpatrick

2 Months Ago

What an inspiration Tony!

 

Lucia Waterson

2 Months Ago

How beautiful! May I please ask which one of your works is hanging in the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Tony, if you don't mind to tell us?

 

Lucia Waterson

2 Months Ago

And you, Roger! You worked on the design and construction of the Metropolitan Opera House? Wao!

(Edit: I hope you don't mind I mentioned it, it's true it was before you started making art, but still quite impressive!)

 

Roger Swezey

2 Months Ago

Lucia,

How would you like to become my publicity agent?

Everything is fine, no need to fret

Thanks for the kind words

 

Lucia Waterson

2 Months Ago

:) thank you!

 

Lyudmyla Melnyk

2 Months Ago

Very interesting story,Tony!


This is so beautiful!

 

Kirsten Giving

2 Months Ago

Beautiful stories Tony and Chuck. I really enjoyed reading them.

I will be 83 in a few days. I started drawing while very young, also. After my dad died in 1996, age 95, I was going through his file cabinet. He had saved some of my color crayon drawings that I made at age 5. I am happy to have them.

Skip forward to 2000, after I retired, I wanted to pick up my drawing art. I used colored pencils and still enjoy seeing some of the works, which I have hanging on the walls.

Then, life got busy, playing golf, traveling a lot, and shooting a lot of photographs. Many of the images are posted on FAA.

Skip forward to 2018. Once again, I decided to start doing a variety of art again. I made a lot of dot paintings, mostly using Dual Brush Pens. They are very abstract and some are microscopic in origin, such as plant and Stem cells.

Then, I fell in love with creating Collages! Some are posted on FAA.

After several years with those two media, I started watercolor painting— my favorite media. OMG! That is tough. After struggling a lot, I realized that I had to go back to the beginning, by DRAWING. I use mostly watercolor pencils. That has been a real learning experience.

Now, I feel more confident and I intend to start doing watercolor paintings again, picking up where I left off when I realized I needed to practice drawing much better.

Some success in watercolor painting would be a DREAM COME TRUE!

 

Angela Whitehouse

2 Months Ago

You are all great inspirations, well done.

 

VIVA Anderson

2 Months Ago

Tony! et all septuagenarians , great thread, great story/stories. 85, soon, me. Keeping on keeping on! too.

 

Lucia Waterson

2 Months Ago

Well done, Chuk, Kirsten and Viva!

Kirsten, what did you use to teach, if I may ask, please?

Sorry Chuk, I missed you before!

 

Tony Caviston

2 Months Ago

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Tony Caviston

2 Months Ago

Lucia.....You must be referring to the painting Family Ties, it was accepted into the prestigious "Art of the State of Pa. annual competition in 2006. The painting hung at the State Museum of Pa. , across from the Capitol Building from June 10, thru Sept 16 2006

If you look closely at the painting you will see the artist, husband, wife, birthdays, date married, number of children.

Thanks for calling attention to this painting, it's one of my favorites.

 

Tony Caviston

2 Months Ago

Viva and Kirsten...thanks for responding!!! Keep painting...Kirsten I was thinking 9f going back to Water Colors again. Hope I'm not missing anyone.

 

Roger Swezey

2 Months Ago

Tony,

RE:... "9f"

We are so much alike

Please don't correct this

 

Lucia Waterson

2 Months Ago

Tony, you hided them well! Help me out, please!


Edit: so very beautiful, by the way!

 

Kirsten Giving

2 Months Ago

@ Lucia, I was a home economics teacher. I mostly taught consumer education, independent living, and housing and interior design. I taught in Minnesota for three years before moving to Southern California. I worked for Los Angeles USD for 31 years, loving every day. I would have also have loved teaching art.

@ Tony, your watercolors are wonderful. I know you would do more spectacular work!

@ Viva, I often think of our two trips to your beautiful country. I met Kaye Menner in Sydney. Wish I had met you.

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

 

Lucia Waterson

2 Months Ago

Thank you, Kirsten, for your kind reply!

 

Sofia Goldberg

2 Months Ago

Your story is very nice! Adorable! My grandpa was professional jeweler, he continued to create gold-n-diamond beauty in his age 93. He said that it was a great pleasure to be able to create jewelry, it is an art. I agree with that, jewelry is an art.

 

Tony Caviston

1 Month Ago

Dear Sofia

Thank you for your reply about your grandpa . I know his feelings. I get the greatest pleasure going into my studio and getting lost in my paintings. Have a good day!

 

Maria Faria Rodrigues

1 Month Ago

My father-in-law is 91 years old, and I bet his sons, that he will live to 100.

It's all about finding a passion, and doing it.

LOVE YOUR WORK, TONY! ~ You are an awesome painter.

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Tony Caviston

1 Month Ago

Hi Maria :

That is true Maria, it's all about staying active. Hope he makes the 100th. Thanks for the comments on my paintings.

Tony

 

Mary Bedy

1 Month Ago

It feels odd to me that in 8 years I'll be an octogenarian. I hope I can keep up the creative work like you guys - thank you for the inspiration!

 

Tony Caviston

1 Month Ago

Hi Mary :

Keeping on creating. I find that if I paint every day it keeps my hand steady and the creative mind working. Your work is beautiful.

Tony

 

Mary Bedy

1 Month Ago

Thanks, Tony - so is yours!

 

Yuri Tomashevi

1 Month Ago

Beautiful story, Tony.

I will be 80 in three years. I had a very late start in art. I do not paint, but I started fine art photography just six years ago. I would love to have my art life longevity over 80 years :-)

 

Tony Caviston

1 Month Ago

Hi Yuri :

Don't think about age, just do your Fine Art Photography from day to day, You will wake one day and say to yourself {how did I get to be this old . I never thought I would be 88 years young and still painting. Your work is wonderful.

Tony..

 

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