A large gallery in Pais invited me to show my work at their maritime themed exhibit. Being my first Parisian venture I was nervous and not happy with the work I was creating. It lacked a profoundness that I was unable to capture. My son insisted I stop painting and attend a ten day silent meditation retreat.
This created further anxiety as my time to fly to Paris with the work was approaching, I attended the meditation retreat knowing my son was right and came home to paint this breakthrough painting.
The Floating Free Parisian Series is what emerged - my mentor and friend Gregory Kondos remarked upon seeing my new direction, "I see that a new painter has been born."