Artist/Emerson Burkhart/portraits/Oil Painting. Years ago I was very fortunate to meet Emerson Burkhart, a popular Columbus, Ohio Artist. I was the display artist for The Fashion of Columbus, and was picked to setup an Art Show for Mr. Burkhart. While setting up, I noticed that one of the wires holding a painting was lose, so I preceded to tighten it with a screwdriver. As luck would have it, the screwdriver slipped off and went through the painting. I felt like my heart stopped, and I thought I would be fired on the spot. I turned the painting around to see the price, and again another shock to the heart, when I saw that the painting price was $1700. I was raised to be honest, so expecting the worse I reported it to Mr. Burkhart, and to my surprise he said �things like that happen, and I know you were only trying to help�. Needless to say I was relieved, he replaced the painting with another and the show went on. We talked a lot after that and had lunch together a couple times, and I feel we became friends. Over the next couple years he gave me great advice on oil painting and selling my art.. He has since passed away, so this painting is in his honor.