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"The Lunch Bunch"

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I now have 50 signed and numbered limited edition prints available for purchase. 

Prints are 16"X24" and sell for $65 .

If mailing is required there is an additional price of $12.

I am also taking orders for the print framed. Each frame is Amish made and solid oak. I use 2" matting and under glass ready to hang. Price for framed is $200.

This is the only framing available.

If you're interested in purchasing a print or framed print, please contact me by clicking on

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Check out the Lunch Bunch Story at the bottom of this page.

Below you will find videos I made as I tried my hand at painting "The Lunch Bunch". These gentlemen met daily at Quinets restaurant here in New Martinsville and were some of our towns finest citizens. Not all are pictured here.

Don't expect this to be quality videos. I stammer, lose my place and clear my throat too much. lol

 Please don't think what you see and hear is the only (or correct) way of doing this. It's just the way it works for me. I'm sure those of you who are artists will find many mistakes in how I do a painting.

Again I do NOT try to represent myself as an artist, simply a guy that like to paint.

          Part 1, prepping the canvas.

                  Part 2, sketching in.             

                     Part 3  First Layer                              


                                                   "The Lunch Bunch Story"

No one seems to know just how a group of men who regularly ate lunch together became known as the Lunch Bunch. Bill Talkington pondered the question and answered when asked, “It just evolved. No grand plan, it just evolved.” However it began, this group of men somewhere along the line came together inside the Court restaurant and became part of its history. Within downtowns most famous eatery, the walls exhibit silent witness to local history in hundreds of pictures. Autographed photographs of long ago movie stars hang alongside a couple legendary sports heroes. Old black and white prints of the town show it as it was many years ago. Hanging among the many framed photos is the lunch bunch, men forever frozen in position around their regular lunch table. Doctor LeMoyne Coffield may have written it best when describing the groups place in time. “Things don’t change much anymore except the weather.  The constants are, I awaken each morn. I go to the Court for Lunch, and the Ohio is flowing south.” That was true at one time, but LeMoyne and all the others have moved on in time, save one chair still occupied daily by Bill Talkington. Those chairs that once welcomed Bryan Wilson, Wells Eakins, Wayne McCaskey,  Herb Rothlisberger Jim Fitzsimmons, Harold Zohn and LeMoyne Coffield  now welcome  other  lunch guests. And those who now sit in their places may never know the contributions this fine group of men made to their community and it's proud legacy. 

By Chuck Clegg

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