In an earlier post I expressed my excitement over receiving a merit award at the Ironstone Winery "Spring Obsession" art show. Of course it was a pleasure to have my painting, "Miner's Cabin" selected, but the special part of that was that the judge who selected it was Kathleen Dunphy, nationally known plein air artist. ( http://kathleendunphy.com/ ) Now THAT was exciting.
Although I got to thank Kathleen and shake her hand during the flurry of activity at the show reception, I didn't get a picture. My FatBoy buddies, Steve and Mike Tompkins (aka Tall Fescue), badgered me into writing Kathleen to ask for a photo op, something I'd never do on my own. Amazingly, Kathleen gratiously agreed and yesterday I met her in Douglas Flat near Murphys for the big event. Kathleen was holding a workshop for 15 painters (all her workshops are sold out well in advance!) and at lunch break we took the photos.
She could not have been more gracious. And as for myself...well, it was a special moment in my artist's journey. Thanks Kathleen...once again.
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