Dolce Far Niente Art Opening!

Guest during the opening at Working Girls Studios!What a night! My first opening was a huge success! We had a great turn out of many family and friends. My mother flew in special from Houston TX just to surprise me and join me for this wonderful experience! It meant so muich to me that she and I got to be there together for this night.

Me and my mom, who came as a surprise!I got to catch up with my friends (my models) and took a photo with them infront of the painting. I met so many new people, and made some great contacts within the art world. I was also able to show my work to my future gallery.... from this show I was given new gallery representation downtown at Gallery Asheville!

Mattie, Me and Robin in front of the painting of them "Trust In Me"

One of the best parts of the night was watching Ande and Iris see their portrait for the first time as well! We all had a great time drinking and feasting on all kinds of great food and wine. My husband Paul helped with the gallery sign out front, and made home made deviled eggs! The spread had the most beautiful flowers from Blossoms at Biltmore Park Town Square. The night ended with Kitty Love of the Asheville Area Arts Council stopping in to congratulate me. We then headed off with my best friend Dan, my mom and my husband to celebrate at Bouchon - our favorite French restaurant!

Ande and Iris seeing their portrait for the first time together!