I love the random serendipity that can happen on a hazy afternoon in my garden or in a tiny New York alleyway.
Two years ago, I happened upon a great exhibit at Salon 94 in Freeman's Alley, NYC. The artist, Amy Bessone, was showing these enormous canvases depicting still-life's of porcelain figurines. They reminded me of the ones that my Grandmother kept in her modest farmhouse in south Georgia. I fell in love with the painting of the costumed lady simply called "Butterfly" and keep the card in my garden window so it inspires me daily. When I decided to post the image, I found myself wondering around the gallery's website and became smitten with another painter, Richard Wathen. I LOVE his portraits and animal scenes. As luck would have it, he has a show up right now with jeweler,Karl Fritsch. I can't wait to rush over and see the show before it ends on May 1.