My monotype print,“The Pearl Divers", is currently on exhibit at JGO Gallery, on Bainbridge Island. My mother in-law was an opera fan. Not long after she moved to the Northwest, Seattle Opera performed The Pearl Fishers, ( Les Pecheurs de Perles), by Bizet and she declared "You will love it" and "We must attended this performance!" At the time I was living through hellish back pain. Perhaps the pain is what made it memorable (I stood in the back of McCall Hall for most of the performance), but its' beautiful friendship aria, sung by the central characters Zurga and Nadir, have been with me ever since. Thank you Doris for insisting on the experience!
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“Taming Bucephalus” Oil on Canvas with 24k gold, 20 x 20 in. I nspired by Alexander of Macedon, Alexander the Great, this painting "Taming Bucephalus" is about his famous war horse. There is much real, documented, history about Alexander and of course the larger than life lore that grew up after his death. All of it has kept his story active, alive, 2,345 years after his death. My mother gave me the Mary Renault books about Alexander when I was young. I recently reread the first book in Renault's Alexander trilogy, Fire From Heaven, first published in 1969. Historical fiction can be informative and entertaining. This story, his story, is powerful, and still relevant! Delighted that Taming Bucephalus and it's companion painting, Hephaestion, just sold.