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In 2023 I decided to go back to painting people which is something I have not done in many years. I began with a market scene from a recent trip to Montevideo, Uruguay. I also incorporate architecture which is another depature from my usual landscapes. This piece lead me to a larger endeavor both in size and subject matter. It is a portrait of myself at the age of 2-1/2. Using images from my childhood this painting took me down a path of looking back and bringing the story full circle. I am playing at my first drawing table where my mother drew an image of a cat on the blackboard for me on Christmas morning. My mother is watching over me in a mirror reflected in the left background. She watched me grow and learn as an artist to bring me where I am today.

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