I collect the folk art works of an Eastern Shore artist and craftsman named Jimmie Reynolds, who I met years ago in Chestertown, Maryland. Visitors to my office often comment on a “dancing crabs” painting in my office — which is in the roster of paintings on Reynolds’ website.
He’s just a great guy who is not only a talented chronicler of Chesapeake bay sites but teaches kids about the traditions of the region.
I just got a note from him that the piece above is his first “museum piece” to be shown in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as of September 2007.
This is just a personal note to a very hardworking and talented guy. Congratulations Jimmie!
— Steve Clemons