Bill Ritchie's art in the

Frances Liao Goldman Collection 

Artist's Career in 40 Stamps

Digital print. Twenty-one Artists stamps with handwriting. Multiple-color images custom mounted in  8 X 10 frame. Includes gift to Frances Liao from Buddha Gate, a Buddhist Monastery in California. Signed lower right. Framed in wood collector frame.

Frances is President of Pacific Group International, in Renton, Washington. Learn more about Frances Liao in an article, click here.

Ritchie: I met Frances during my stay at the experiment called the SIM, a project in which Frances had a booth next to mine. She taught me a great deal about Buddhism, also marketing and sales and she wanted a set of my 40-year collection of ArtistStamps, plus she wanted to add one of her own to the frame I made for the set.

My artist's stamps date back to the mid-sixties when I drew tiny silverpoint drawings and pasted them on letters addressed to fictional addresses. They always came back with the postal services "Return to Sender" stamped on them. In 2003, as I neared the closure of my 3-year retrospective of my 40 years in art, I created a collection of 40 stamps, one for each year, using an artwork selected from that year. Collectors sometimes asked for "custom framed" sets, like this one which I created for Frances.

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