Two weeks ago I had a very exciting, and surprising three day stretch in the local news media. On Friday, May 29 the spring issue of Elegant Living by Ladue News hit newsstands, with the cover graced by one of my original watercolors. It is the fifth cover I have painted in two years. The subject is a home in the Central West End on Pershing, which was part of a recent home tour of the neighborhood.
Just two days later I received a text message from my sister with this image of the Sunday paper. I was shocked to see my painting for the annual Blooming Artists Project on the front of the local news section of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The recognition was flattering, but I was even more excited for my “blooming artist” Camryn, a fourth-grade student whose work inspired my painting of my niece, Finley. I can only imagine how thrilled she must have been, along with her family, and it is something she will remember for the rest of her life. Click here to read the full article.