I went on another wonderful tour of the private art collection at Raymond
James Financial in St. Petersburg last week. This year's tour included
different pieces from the ones I saw last year, and it was very interesting.
Pat is standing next to the painting Our Gang by Earl Biss,
part of the Tom and Mary James/Raymond James Financial Art Collection.
One of my favorites was the statue of Adam,
a new acquisition at Raymond James. Adam reminded me of the
statues coming out of the marble in the hall that leads to Michelangelo's
David at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, Italy.
Pat with Raymond James Financial's Tour Coordinator, Lexey Lee Covell
(left) standing beside the statue Adam by Frederick Hart.
I'm very excited and honored to have been invited to be
the featured artist for the upcoming Raymond James Celebrates "Women
in the Arts" Show and Presentation to be held on the evening of
Wednesday, March 22. I'll be giving a talk and showing some of my work.
If interested in attending, please contact Lexey Covell at 1-800-248-8863,
extension 71363, or direct: 727-567-1363.
Between the tour of Raymond James Financial and seeing the new Memoirs
of a Geisha movie (loved it!), I continued to paint in my studio.
Three new pieces that I think you'll like show the stages of true love,
depicting a couple as childhood sweethearts, on their wedding day, and
finally in their twilight years.
Left to Right: Childhood Sweethearts, Love's Commitment,
Love of a Lifetime. Hot off Pat's brush, we will have them hot off
the press and in the galleries by February 8th, just in time for Valentine's