We lost a very special person yesterday. Someone our family loved dearly.
It's not something I would wish to write about anywhere else, but I do feel a need to pay a tribute to him, since he is my most valued and respected mentor and he is a big part of why I have continued to paint through periods of self doubt.
This is not a new painting, but I think it relates well. The antique decanter and wine glass belong to him, and he particularly enjoys the red wine it holds... And when he saw this painting for the first time, he said to me "Now, you are a real Artist." And coming from one so talented as him, meant the absolute world.
So, to my Uncle Danny, I raise my glass... I love you and I want to thank you for guiding me to the place I am today.
I will see you one day, in that great big art studio in the sky...