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In his last year, Tom Wilson created colorful masterpieces at a steady pace In the winter of 1994, Tom Wil- son spent day after day in the up- stairs, clerestoried studio on the second floor of a building next to Robin and Karen Reifsnyder's Framehouse Gallery. While Reifsnyder's sheep grazed in the pasture behind the studio, Tom worked steadily on pastel after pastel. He sat at an easel, studied photographs taken of his beloved Sussex countryside, and then worked his magic. In the short space of a few months, Tom marshaled all his creative talent, all his desire, and all his classic, technical training to complete dozens and dozens of incredibly colorful and wild masterpieces. Whether working on an intense sunset over Delaware Bay, a dirt road curving through the woods, or a field of brightly blooming wildflowers spread before a rich hedge of dark green trees, Tom blended an amazing variety of strokes and colors to create his views of the world. He walked firmly into each pastel he created, layering color on color, stroke on stroke, never afraid to add more to intensify the joy he nurtured in each scene. Never tentative, never timid. Dennis Forney Tom sequestered himself in the Rt. 9 studio, surrounded with a va- riety of works in various stages of completion. Suffering from com- plications associated with the killer disease AIDS, he paced himself and napped frequently. The many windows in the studio allowed the warm, low winter sun to stream into his work area. There was no telephone. He worked and napped without dis- traction. Next door in the Framehouse Gallery, Robin Reifsnyder, fram- ing Tom's pastels, shook his head in awe. "The stuff be's turning out is amazing," he said repeated- ly. "What an eye. What a pace. Beautiful piece after beautiful piece." Tom Wilson, who put excep- tional skill and talent together and BAREFOOTIN' in so doing created works that show us the very special qualities of the world around us, knew that AIDS was robbing him of his life. He worked until be could work no more, doing what he did best. Tom died last week at 49. He produced much in his life and for that we can be appreciative. But he died at the peak of his creative ability and for that we can only feel cheated. A memorial show of his works opens Friday, June 2 at the Art League's Homestead Mansion. The show features recent works and may be the last opportunity to share so many views of the world through Tom Wilson's eyes. All are invited to view the show and those who do will not be disap- pointed. Q 1 3 Q The 80 foot ketch-rigged, motor sailer Gitana pulled into the Lewes town dock this week for about a week's stay. Designed by New Zealand naval architect Don Brooks, Gitana has a main mast towering 85 feet above the water. Her owner, Ran Otto, had Gitana built in Louisiana eight years ago. "After her keel was laid, the boat- yard went out of business. My partner and I had to take over the boatyard and finish building her ourselves." Gitana is a Moorish word mean- ing "free as the wind". Otto is taking her north from the Caribbean to Lake Ontario for the summer. She has hydraulic self-furling gear on all her sails. Dennis Fomey photo The ketch-rigged motor sailer Gitana Hes along the town dock in Lewes just ahead of the Jolly Rover. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 2 - June 8, 1995 - 7 , ':! ::/, i : . :::.: .- !i : [ NEW U$11NG CAPTAIN GRANT 42 longs Creek Circle - Golf course Quollty bullt contemporary on location. Reolly comfortable new wooded lot. 3 BR, fireplace, 2 cor ranch homel Excellent floor plan. garage, cathedral ceilings & 2 miles $298,5OO. to hnan Rqver. cow Doug Om 227-6 m. $99,0o0. CalLtto D. or Ct. 227-620 TOP NOTCH BAYFRONT- REDUCED Spr Lake- Lake view, never rent- Immaculate condition overlooking ed, l BR, I I/2 BAgroundfloorunlt. the Delaware BaylGreatrentalunlt Close to pod In like new . Or year round relmot. Why pay more $114,000. to be on the water? Col  Benne. 227-620G $229,900. Col Hony Woodl 227-6111. FABULOUS VIEWS Of the ocean and the bay from the balconies and rooftop deck. Thls beauu decorated townhome  the ocean block Is In excelent con- dltion. $2S90. Ca Sandra: 227-6 t t t. BIKE TO THE BEACH Lovely 3 BR townhouse, pool, tennis, well maintained unit & grounds. Lowest priced unlt on the marketl $91500. Ccd/Pat Renau. 227-6200. WATERFRONT ON THE BOARDWALK GREAT BETHANY On Reclndll Pondl Boot dock, bulk- Watch the sun set and the seasons Locatlonl 3 BR, Zonko bullt home head. Enjoy the water vlew from change from thb spoclous unit that with screened porch and deck. your deck, screened porch, or florl- overlooks Lake Geror. Views of Salt Pond. Wok to beach do room. 4 BR, 3 I/2 BA. Priced $218.000. andboordwok. reduced. Car/ ti: 227-6409. $199,900 $212,50Q. Co Audrey Pmffymcm: 227-61 ! I. Col lfany Woo 227-611L VACATION GET-A-WAY BEST BUY IN REHOBOTH BEACH CHIP TO THE GREEN Minutes to beach. 3 BR, 2 BA ranch Prlced right- excellent condition, Spectacular vlew of bay & golf style home. Large eat-ln kitchen, easy maintenance. Screened course. Large IJvlng/dlnlng area, par00..h, po=h__d,00k, ga,oOo. Cal lmne TIIma 227-6300. Col Sand 227-611l. Cux WoX Worno 227-6. BALD EAGLE VILLAGE SUN AND FUN 2 BLOCKS TO THE BEACH A very well maintained ranch home Multl-unit property with o great rental South Rehoboth condo on the first with attached double garage, only Income. Main house 6 BR, 2 BA, hard- floor. 4 BR, 2 BA, living room, dining I fide from downtown Rohoboth. wood floors & fireplace. Rear building room. Large screened porch, cen- $145,000. has an efficiency and 3 c0t. tral air and heat. Close to every- th . Ca//He/en B/ebec 227-611 I. ,600,O00.Ca Unda Bo: 227-6200. $126,Ir900. CcI Marvfn Thomas:227-6111. In his last year, Tom Wilson created colorful masterpieces at a steady pace In the winter of 1994, Tom Wil- son spent day after day in the up- stairs, clerestoried studio on the second floor of a building next to Robin and Karen Reifsnyder's Framehouse Gallery. While Reifsnyder's sheep grazed in the pasture behind the studio, Tom worked steadily on pastel after pastel. He sat at an easel, studied photographs taken of his beloved Sussex countryside, and then worked his magic. In the short space of a few months, Tom marshaled all his creative talent, all his desire, and all his classic, technical training to complete dozens and dozens of incredibly colorful and wild masterpieces. Whether working on an intense sunset over Delaware Bay, a dirt road curving through the woods, or a field of brightly blooming wildflowers spread before a rich hedge of dark green trees, Tom blended an amazing variety of strokes and colors to create his views of the world. He walked firmly into each pastel he created, layering color on color, stroke on stroke, never afraid to add more to intensify the joy he nurtured in each scene. Never tentative, never timid. Dennis Forney Tom sequestered himself in the Rt. 9 studio, surrounded with a va- riety of works in various stages of completion. Suffering from com- plications associated with the killer disease AIDS, he paced himself and napped frequently. The many windows in the studio allowed the warm, low winter sun to stream into his work area. There was no telephone. He worked and napped without dis- traction. Next door in the Framehouse Gallery, Robin Reifsnyder, fram- ing Tom's pastels, shook his head in awe. "The stuff be's turning out is amazing," he said repeated- ly. "What an eye. What a pace. Beautiful piece after beautiful piece." Tom Wilson, who put excep- tional skill and talent together and BAREFOOTIN' in so doing created works that show us the very special qualities of the world around us, knew that AIDS was robbing him of his life. He worked until be could work no more, doing what he did best. Tom died last week at 49. He produced much in his life and for that we can be appreciative. But he died at the peak of his creative ability and for that we can only feel cheated. A memorial show of his works opens Friday, June 2 at the Art League's Homestead Mansion. The show features recent works and may be the last opportunity to share so many views of the world through Tom Wilson's eyes. All are invited to view the show and those who do will not be disap- pointed. Q 1 3 Q The 80 foot ketch-rigged, motor sailer Gitana pulled into the Lewes town dock this week for about a week's stay. Designed by New Zealand naval architect Don Brooks, Gitana has a main mast towering 85 feet above the water. Her owner, Ran Otto, had Gitana built in Louisiana eight years ago. "After her keel was laid, the boat- yard went out of business. My partner and I had to take over the boatyard and finish building her ourselves." Gitana is a Moorish word mean- ing "free as the wind". Otto is taking her north from the Caribbean to Lake Ontario for the summer. She has hydraulic self-furling gear on all her sails. Dennis Fomey photo The ketch-rigged motor sailer Gitana Hes along the town dock in Lewes just ahead of the Jolly Rover. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 2 - June 8, 1995 - 7 , ':! ::/, i : . :::.: .- !i : [ NEW U$11NG CAPTAIN GRANT 42 longs Creek Circle - Golf course Quollty bullt contemporary on location. Reolly comfortable new wooded lot. 3 BR, fireplace, 2 cor ranch homel Excellent floor plan. garage, cathedral ceilings & 2 miles $298,5OO. to hnan Rqver. cow Doug Om 227-6 m. $99,0o0. CalLtto D. or Ct. 227-620 TOP NOTCH BAYFRONT- REDUCED Spr Lake- Lake view, never rent- Immaculate condition overlooking ed, l BR, I I/2 BAgroundfloorunlt. the Delaware BaylGreatrentalunlt Close to pod In like new . Or year round relmot. Why pay more $114,000. to be on the water? Col  Benne. 227-620G $229,900. Col Hony Woodl 227-6111. FABULOUS VIEWS Of the ocean and the bay from the balconies and rooftop deck. Thls beauu decorated townhome  the ocean block Is In excelent con- dltion. $2S90. Ca Sandra: 227-6 t t t. BIKE TO THE BEACH Lovely 3 BR townhouse, pool, tennis, well maintained unit & grounds. Lowest priced unlt on the marketl $91500. Ccd/Pat Renau. 227-6200. WATERFRONT ON THE BOARDWALK GREAT BETHANY On Reclndll Pondl Boot dock, bulk- Watch the sun set and the seasons Locatlonl 3 BR, Zonko bullt home head. Enjoy the water vlew from change from thb spoclous unit that with screened porch and deck. your deck, screened porch, or florl- overlooks Lake Geror. Views of Salt Pond. Wok to beach do room. 4 BR, 3 I/2 BA. Priced $218.000. andboordwok. reduced. Car/ ti: 227-6409. $199,900 $212,50Q. Co Audrey Pmffymcm: 227-61 ! I. Col lfany Woo 227-611L VACATION GET-A-WAY BEST BUY IN REHOBOTH BEACH CHIP TO THE GREEN Minutes to beach. 3 BR, 2 BA ranch Prlced right- excellent condition, Spectacular vlew of bay & golf style home. Large eat-ln kitchen, easy maintenance. Screened course. Large IJvlng/dlnlng area, par00..h, po=h__d,00k, ga,oOo. Cal lmne TIIma 227-6300. Col Sand 227-611l. Cux WoX Worno 227-6. BALD EAGLE VILLAGE SUN AND FUN 2 BLOCKS TO THE BEACH A very well maintained ranch home Multl-unit property with o great rental South Rehoboth condo on the first with attached double garage, only Income. Main house 6 BR, 2 BA, hard- floor. 4 BR, 2 BA, living room, dining I fide from downtown Rohoboth. wood floors & fireplace. Rear building room. Large screened porch, cen- $145,000. has an efficiency and 3 c0t. tral air and heat. Close to every- th . Ca//He/en B/ebec 227-611 I. ,600,O00.Ca Unda Bo: 227-6200. $126,Ir900. CcI Marvfn Thomas:227-6111.