"Bella at the Wheel," from the "Sunday Driver" series of paintings, 4" x 5", Maltese portrait in acrylic on board, not for sale. Inquiries may come to me.
A few years back I fell in love with a painting that was part of an art scavenger hunt and festival. I was working my own booth at the street fair, but called around to learn who the artist was - I wanted to own this piece with every ounce of my being. I phoned her that morning from my booth and she promised to return my call later. Later that day, a woman came into my booth with her daughter and mother. She was at the street fair specifically to see my work. We got to talking and discovered all sorts of things in common, along with the fact that she was the artist I had phoned earlier. I felt as though I had known her my whole life, and an easy friendship was struck up immediately.
I have visiting priviledges for the painting (it wasn't for sale), but if I show up at Kirsten's with an art book and some wine, I can enjoy it in her home.
And she recently came to my rescue. Kirsten donated her stash of the anaglypta wallpaper I was coveting, saving me from having to order it for my studio remodel. I thought a small token of my appreciation was in order for which Bella's painting might suffice.
So, Kirsten, here's a formal thank you! You're the bestest!
PS Speaking of street fairs, I'll have a booth at the Lake Orion Dog Days event this Saturday. I'll be set up near the Orion Art Center at the south end of Anderson Street from 10am-2pm. There will be a Blessing of the Dogs, a pet parade, the crowning of the new Doggy Mayor (who gets their portrait painted by moi), pet adoptions, and all sorts of events, including prizes for various categories like Best Trick (which my son and Finnigan won last year when they sang the Happy Birthday song together). Stop on by to book your portrait, browse paintings available for purchase, and enjoy the day.