For the first time a painting from the iconic series of “Joyce” will be sold in a public auction. Christie’s on-line auction in London will feature this painting beginning September 12th.
The bidding is on-line for 10 days, and you will need to register on the website prior to the opening.
This painting is titled Hibiscus Dress painted 1999
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will host a retrospective entitled, Love, Loss and Life. The exhibition opens on April 27th and runs through October 22nd, 2017 and features over a hundred works spanning from 1992 to 2016. Works are drawn from numerous private, local and international collections. The gallery is located at Villa Doyle, West and West Hill Street, Nassau, The Bahamas. More information can be found at www.nagb.org.bs
Farewell Ophelia – October 2015
For over 15 years you have been such an important part of my creative life. I often thought that I would have loved to see you go on forever, as you seemed to move through time like an eternal upbeat young lady. But at the same time I was afraid that would eventually come to an end.
That end came on July 9th, 2015. I was in France and thought, with sadness, that I would not be able to come back to see you one more time and to say good-bye.
When I finally arrived in Long Island, I got on the old yellow school bus heading to your precious church. Mixed emotions occupied my mind during the twenty minute journey. I was happy to have made it, and sad, as I knew it would be the last time I was going on a trip to meet with you. All these memories were filling up my thoughts, and while watching the other occupants of the bus, who I am sure were wondering who I was and what was I doing there, I was trying to guess who was who among your big and lovely family. I finally got to meet everyone and put names to the faces on all of your children that you talked so proudly of for so many years.
It was a lovely service, filled with love and respect and laughter, hearing all these stories which are so much a part of my inspiration. It was so much “you”. You were there I am sure singing away with us, well, I honestly should say with them, the ones who can sing.
Your faith was so strong and uncompromised that I am sure you are reunited with Betty. God bless the two of you and keep you together forever.
On my side I will miss you and treasure my memories with you forever.
You will be eternal in my heart and art.
Rest in peace.