"Deciphering" and cataloging the Pantages Portfolio is a both a labor of love, as well as hard work. All of the paintings in this collection share several common threads - they are eye catching, well composed, and make you think. However, many of them are not signed, or are signed in such a way that is is extremely hard to read. This is where my wife Judy really shines.
This blog post features a few of these "mystery" works. Perhaps you can help shed a little light on them?
Judy Smith is one of the best in the business when it comes to looking at a painting and doing the detective work that is so often required to really understand and document it. Being able to interpret some initials, translate an illegible signature, or attribute a painting based on style and technique alone are exceedingly rare talents. You must have patience, tenacity and intuition to be a good researcher, and Judy simply embodies these important traits. Oh, and by the way, she loves every minute of it. There is no happier Judy than when her research pays off!" - Peter Smith