Memento of Florence

Oil on 100% Rag Board laid down on same, 6"x 6"

When my parents first visited Italy back in the 1960's
they brought my sister and I each one of these small
guilded cherubs. I have had mine ever since. It came
from Florence. At the time I never suspected that I would
one day go there and study. Now that was so many years
ago I can hardly believe I was ever there. But, being there had
a profound influence on how I think about and make art.
I'll always be grateful that I was able to go there. It is an
amazing city, and for an art student, an impossibly stimulating