Garrett Speirs, who provided our cover art, is an artist living and working in Santa Barbara, California. He works in oil paints and has a lithography studio. Garrett does much of his work "plein air" or directly from life. His work has been collected by numerous private collectors and is at many fine hotels including Bellagio, Shutters, The Canary Hotel and Casa Del Mar. Garrett also teaches. He started a company four years ago to instruct students in the beautiful hills of Tuscany in the fall and spring.