Both paintings were done in 1985 in mid-town Houston. They are both medium large scale, acrylic on canvas. I graduated from ETSU and temporarily returned to Houston...then Love happened. I met my future wife, Lucy Garate, a beautiful, powerful, 39 year old, red headed Latina from Argentina. Though we are no longer married, she has been an inspiration and a constant muse ever since. Mid town Houston was a dodgy area at that time. I got a tiny studio at Midtown Art Center (10'x12'). The neighborhood looked like a crisis zone. Lots of trash, graffiti, and abandoned vehicles. There is beauty in everything...especially for one in love.

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