Artist's Statement: A few years ago a marvelous travel agent booked my husband and me into the Drake Hotel in London, where the service and staff (and lack of elevators) recall the Edwardian era. Each evening, we placed our order for the following morning's breakfast. Each morning, two waiters would appear, each carrying a large and very full platter whose contents would nourish us throughout the day. I told my husband, "I want to live here." Oil on Linen 16 x 20 in Never wor
Artist's Statement: At home, I rarely have anything approaching a formal breakfast. When traveling, however, I look forward to breakfast as the first cultural event of the day. The storied "full English Breakfast" is a favorite of mine - whether served in "dominions" (e.g., New Zealand) or in London, England. This painting reminds me of a luxurious start to a wonderful day. Oil on Linen 16 x 20 in All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. John Gunther American writer, a
Artist's Statement: Since I first started working as an artist (initially in charcoal only), I have been fascinated with the interplay among glass, liquids, lights and shadows. In this painting, the key contrasts for me are among the dark beer, the light "head," the slightly frosted sides of the mug and the mug's translucent base. I acknowledge that reasonable people may disagree as to whether dark beer is a natural high. Oil on Wood Panel 20 x 16 in In wine there is wisdom,
Artist's Statement: In a time of minimalist breakfasts and the rushing about they connote, here is a blast from the past, a gift to the stomach, and a sign pointing away from the frenetic - a full English breakfast, served in a restaurant/hotel in a small town in Cornwall. Oil on Linen 16 x 20 in Go, eat your bread joyfully and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already accepted your deeds. Ecclesiastes 9:7 "When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at
Artist's Statement: Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, edging out even pumpkin or pecan pie. Charry topping is my favorite topping for cheesecake - not only for the taste but also for the stark contrast in colors. Oil on Panel 12 x 9 in The only way cheese is dessert is when
it is followed by the word cake.
Julia Child Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean
you have to go without cheesecake.
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