My posthumous portrait of a Black Baldy Bull won one of the major prizes at the now annual Courting Art Show hosted by the Montgomery County Community College under the direction of gallery director Holly Cairns and organized by the Honorable Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio and other volunteers from the Montgomery County Bar Association. The show will be up until June 12th at Montgomery County Community College Gallery Winning pieces will be reproduced and hung in the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Painting and drawing was a major part of my life as a child but dissapeared during my teens and through my life as an adult working fulltime in the corporate world. The awakening came one day at the office when I realized that I had to return to art, quit and took a partime job. I began classes at a local art league and painting at home.
Another awakening arrived when I had my first intimate encounter with a dairy cow. Then there was the interview with Temple Grandin...no more eating these beautiful creatures or anything with a mother. My goal is to depict these non-human animals as the sentient, beautiful beings that they are. That's it.