While in art school I was selected as part of a small group of students, to go to Italy with my professor, Louise Freshman Brown. It was an amazing experience and I created a series of paintings when I returned. Even though these paintings were made early on in my career, I never really had any interest in selling them. I just enjoy them as memories of my trip and fondly remember the style I was working in at that time. Those of you who read this blog know that lately I have been painting still lifes for practice and because they're highly marketable. A restaurant with an art gallery theme called Taste in Jacksonville asked if I would be interested in having some of my work displayed there. I am well aware of the difficulties of showing artwork in restaurants and/or coffee shops but the director was a friend so I figured what could it hurt to show a few paintings. I thought still-life's of fruit and vegetables would be perfect, but I also thought these Italian Street scenes would fit nicely.
After visiting the restaurant recently I noticed one of them was missing. My first thought was that it sold. I never thought for a second anything would happen to them! As it turns out it was not sold - It is missing! No one is returning my calls or emails.
Somewhere Near The Trevi Fountain
Acrylic on canvas
This piece was based on my walks near the Trevi fountain. I decided to put a photo in between the two doorways...felt like there needed to be something there to fill up the space...I am very disappointed to find this painting "missing" and really hope that somehow I get it back. If any one knows of it's whereabouts please contact me. I'd really appreciate it.