I visited my grandchildren in New York the end of last week, and I was
extremely happy to be with them. I don’t get to see my son
Chris’ children as often as I do some of my other grandchildren.
When I’m not traveling to shows, I’m usually working out
of my Virginia or Florida studios, so it’s a special treat for
me to see Kristina, Diana, and Amanda. As much as I enjoyed visiting
Chris and his family, I was also very happy when I headed south and
found warmer temperatures. It was cold in New York!
I returned to St. Petersburg, Florida, by way of Leesburg, Virginia,
stopping there for a show with my friend Shirley Medlin, owner of Medlin
Art, Ltd. It was a wonderful show, and I got to meet many new
friends as well as catch up with old ones. It was exciting to
see so many new, young faces.
The gang’s all here! Gallery owners Shirley and Patrick
Medlin, far left, have an excellent group of family, staff, and friends
to help make their shows so wonderful.
I was delighted to see Mark Levin again! He’s the sweetest
guy and a real Washington tease. His nationally syndicated talk
show, The Mark Levin Show, airs throughout the United States
on ABC Radio Networks.
I love it when Peggy Goodwin comes to the shows. She serves
on the P. Buckley Moss Society
Board of Directors and can tell everyone all about the Society and the
P. Buckley Moss Foundation
for Children’s Education. Peggy signed up people for
Society memberships during the show. We love for people to join
us and the work we’re doing!
Leesburg and Loudoun County are very old and historic.
What place in Virginia isn’t? I love visiting the area and
seeing the Colonial era buildings, which are still in use and much loved.
One of my favorite spots is the Lightfoot
Restaurant, and I was delighted when Shirley took me there after
Friday night’s show. The food was divine! Everything
was so fresh and cooked just right.
Back in St. Petersburg, I went with Society Board members (and my friends)
Marlyn De Waard and Ginger Cloonan to visit another friend of ours,
Ruth Donn, who is recovering from a fall. Ruth is a founding member
of the Society. She will be moving to a smaller apartment soon
and has decided to donate part of her private collection of my work
to the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education to
use for fundraising. One of the pieces she is donating is the
original watercolor for the Society’s very first Members-Only
Print titled Winter’s
Friend, from 1987. Thank you, Ruth, for your generosity
We’re looking forward to having Ruth back on her feet soon!
L. to R.: Marlyn De Waard, me, Ruth Donn, and Ginger Cloonan.
This weekend (March 13-15) I’ll be showing with
the Finn Gallery here in St. Petersburg. Gallery owner Tim Finn
and I will release a new giclée edition during the show.
The original painting for this edition has hung in my living room in
St. Petersburg, and I took it down to be printed for Tim’s show.
High Tide will be available as both a giclée on paper and
a giclée on canvas in a variety of sizes and priced from $100
to $2,500. For more information, please contact Tim Finn at 727-894-2899.
On March 28 I’ll be showing with my friends at
The Framery in Marietta, Georgia. Gallery owner Barry Watson came
up with a fantastic idea for a show print, and I’m really excited
to show it to you. It’s the building known as The Margaret
Mitchell House. I’m sure all of you know who Margaret Mitchell
is; she wrote Gone With the Wind, of course!
The house was originally built as a two-story, single-family home in
1899 and was converted into a three-story apartment building in 1919.
Margaret Mitchell and her husband John Marsh lived in Apartment #1 during
the years 1925-1932, during which time she wrote most of Gone With
the Wind. The classic novel was published in June, 1936,
and Mitchell was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for it in May, 1937.
The book inspired one of the greatest movies of all time, which premiered
at Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta on December 15, 1939.
Among those present at the premier were actress Vivien Leigh, who won
an Oscar for her portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara; actor Clark Gable,
who is unforgettable as Rhett Butler; and author Margaret Mitchell.
The Margaret Mitchell House will be released during my show with
The Framery in Marietta, GA, on March 28. For more information,
please contact the gallery at 770-977-8667.