If you travel to Virginia's Eastern Shore you will travel
back in time to a rural area where the technology has not yet taken
over. The population is still sparse and life is lived at a more
leisurely pace. In the midst of all this nature, Jimmy and Mary Merchant have
settled down and made their home.
This may seem an unlikely place for a "city kid" who, as
a member of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers in the 1950's, had a hit
song that landed him in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and gave the
world one of its all time enduring rock classics.
Actually, it is the perfect place for someone who has
traveled the world and is now translating those memories into fine art
that captures the essence of those experiences.