I want to share with you this special event in the life of my painting. "Balcony in Fairhope" is published in this beautiful coffee table book "A Painter's Paradise"!!! After a lot of work and dedication from the folks at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama, the paintings were chosen, sponsored, published, displayed and then auctioned off. "Fairhope has had a tradition as an arts community since its founding in 1908. It is our pleasure to continue the mission of our founders by presenting this book of the area's finest artists who have captured the beauty of the Eastern Shore of the Mobile Bay." For more info click the link above. The Forward was written by Fanny Flagg, author of "Fried Green Tomatoes" AND scroll down to see me with the famous person who wrote the Introduction...
At the opening of the show and silent auction, I found out that mine would be moving on to the next Gala Event -the Live Auction. I had never even been to an art auction but like a mom with a kid in a sporting event I attended to catch it all play by play.
I am pictured with the author of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom! Yep two creative minds brunching at the Grand Hotel in
A-LA-BAMA. (Remember when Jenny is getting on the bus in D.C. and Forrest tells her she should go back home. Classic movie moment!)