It's not often that one has the pleasure of calling their favorite painter a friend. That's a distinction that came and went all to quickly in my life. Rest in Peace to a man who always gave me good advice, always lent a kind word, and who's art profoundly inspired my own. Norm Nomzee Maxwell, it was a deep, deep honor to walk this Earth with you, if only a short while. You were my favorite living painter, and I wish I had the courage to have told you that when I had the chance.