I want to share a comment I received in an email about one of my paintings. The little study above, “Rain on Broadway”, was one of many paintings featured in a silent auction to benefit the Saratoga Preservation Society in Saratoga Springs the other night. All of my paintings sold but this one sold during a preview showing and was not available during the auction. When I got home I received a lovely email from the owner of the store that is featured in this painting. Here are a couple of lines from her email:
this is my corner, this is my store, this is a piece of my life. . . this moment you captured just stopped my heart. That quiet rainy evening on the corner where so much of my life has unfolded. If that corner could talk!!
I have to say this is one of the best emails I have ever received about my work. It is so richly rewarding in so many ways. And it encapsulates why I love these kind of scenes: the stories, the history, the human connection. Needless to say, I hope to create another piece that will touch her in the same way!