Sunday past my friend and colleague, Louise Forester, said, “Your paintings of Coney Island — so powerful and evocative of a special time and place!”
How lovely a statement.
I painted each work, my heart and head filled with memories. The project began about six years ago when painting with my portrait artist mentor, Laurel Boech, who said,
“You love painting portraits of architecture. Why not make this work of Coney Island a theme and paint images from your memories?” I grabbed my brush and off I went. Within this time frame, writing a romance got between my brush and ability to paint and write simultaneously.
Soul Mate Publishing accepted my book, Indigo Sky–then I finished painting my project . . . finally!
Catered by Susan Kane, bartender Ivan, music by Investmark Financial (Yup, our financial advisors are also great musicians). Dancing.
Sons, Rick & Paul, Daughters-in-law, Joanne & Tammy, guests too numerous to count, volunteers with the mansion,
THANK YOU TO ALL!
Special thanks to Monika & Henry for their talents!
Thank you to photographer, Alan B. Weaver, for his impromptu photographs, and to my son, Paul Ingis, for the video, on youtube. Thanks to Susy Gilgore and Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, an outstanding venue for any event.