This one is going way far back in my artistic time machine. About 25 years ago... in South Miami, with my girl in 1st grade, I got brave and decided to put an ad in the paper to teach painting. The little detached room and bath by the pool, was the perfect studio. With a round table, tabletop easels, acrylic paint, canvas panels and brushes, I set up shop and the classes filled. This large painting was my little escape, something to work on in my free time.
It has remained part of my own decor. Now with art show paintings rotating in and out of the house, I decided to let it participate. It's on holiday, and yes, it is for sale. This being a solo-show with no rules but my own, I had the freedom to mix it up- the old with the new, essentially showing the evolution of style.
Just a couple years ago, I set the lofty goal of a "Solo Show". At the time it seemed like a distant, unrealistic, speak-it-out-dream and maybe it will happen. Today as I reflect on 2011 and 2 (!!) such events for me, yes, I am blessed and grateful for the privilege to occupy my days doing what I love.