Dear jmobeeman, Thank you so much for responding to my inquiry. Yes I just keep putting the pieces of his life together just like a puzzle. He was in our area in 1949 painting murals in alot of our local churches. According to a newspaper article that was shared in an interview with Lila, he did about 600 paintings all over the US. I've confirmed paintings in Pa, Ohio, Michigan, Alabama and now Florida. I did find his obituary of his death in Vero Beach. He was born in Missouri, married and moved to Texas. Then left that wife and his adopted son and is next found in Alabama where he married again. They divorced and he came to PA and met Lila in Franklin, PA. He led quite an interesting life, living on the road, singing and painting as he went. I have been told his paintings were his testimony and his way of trying to make up for his early years of bad living. Would you be able to send me a picture of your painting? Also, does anyone have a picture of the painting he did in the churches in Florida? If you could email those pictures, I would greatly appreciate it. After I've exhausted all my resources, I hope to put all this information together with as many pictures as I can find, in a book to preserve his art. As the churches age and are closed, destroyed or remodeled, his work is being lost. Again, thank you for responding. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you could, please email the picture to that address. Thank you again.