This week I want to note a handsome new book, “Plein Air Master and Mentor,” a suitable retrospective of artist Gregory McHuron.

He was an artist in every sense and meaning of that word. Art consumed him, inspired him and sustained him. He was a husband, provider, philosopher, rabble-rouser, good citizen, student and teacher.

Bert Raynes writes weekly on whatever suits his fancy with a dash of news on nature. Contact him via

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