During the Revolutionary War, William Tryon was the British general who planned and carried out the burning of towns along the Connecticut coast. Supposedly he sat on a Windsor chair on a hill and watched as the town of Norwalk burned. I’d been painting for a few months and worked on this in bits and pieces. I drove around the town for weeks trying to get a picture of what it looked like back then. This painting started my career. I woke up one Sunday morning and saw it printed across the entire front page of the local newspaper. Then the phone started ringing and didn’t stop until I moved from the area.

Title: The British Burning of Norwalk

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