Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Re-Connecting - A Painting for Ron and Rey

Re-Connecting - Ron and Rey's Commissioned Painting 24"x36"
Ron is one of mine and Ben's best friends from Mizzou. We were dorm buddies, apartment building mates, roommates and Ron was in our wedding. We had kind of lost touch for a while, as old friends sometimes do. When I heard that Ron was living in Chicago, I e-mailed him letting him know that that we would be in town for the Lakeview East Art Fair in Chicago. Being the generous person that he is, he invited us to stay with he and his partner Rey.  I am so grateful for this opportunity to re-connect with him and get to know Rey. It is a tradition to stay with them now every year when we go up for the fair. Ron and Ben go play while I work the fair and then we go out for dinner and drinks afterwards. Ron even helps us set up and take down! It feels kind of like a family reunion when we get to see each other and we look forward to it all year.

This year Ron told me they were ready for me to create a painting for their dining room. They have been remodeling their home for a while and they are doing a beautiful job. Can't wait to see it now that it is finished! I am calling this painting Re-Connecting.

So...if you are one of my Chicago art friends/collectors, please remember to come see me this Saturday 10-6 and Sunday10-5 on Broadway between Halstead and Aldine Booth #50. I'll be the one with the guys with some type of Mizzou-wear on. They never leave home without it!

Ron, Me with long hair, and Ben 2010


  1. Howdy. CANNOT wait to see you guys this weekend, and to hang our very, very cool new painting in the most visible spot in our home for everyone to see. This upcoming weekend is always one of my favorite weekends of the year, and we are incredibly happy to be able to support your passion and talents. See you in a few days!


    1. Hello Anonymous aka Ron,
      It was so great to see you guys this weekend. Your friendship and generosity with your time and your home mean the world to me.


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