Saturday, June 28, 2008
I don't usually post the commissions I do on my website, just for the privacy of the subject. But this was such a great story that I asked permission to share it. Maude was the "pie lady" of New Bern and baked pies for many of the area restaurants many years ago. She passed away in her 80's this year. In a lovely gesture, her son's partner commissioned me to paint a 30 x 40 portrait of her when she was a teenager. The reference photo provided was stunning and a real inspiration...she sounds like she was quite a lady.