Saturday, May 5, 2018
A friend of mine told me that I should go to the AltaMira Fine Art Gallery in Scottsdale and see a show of paintings by Robert Townsend. I'm so glad I did just that. His paintings gave me a rush of feelings, flooding me with memories and nostalgia.
Robert Townsend is a realist artist who has created a series of paintings celebrating the life of a woman he's never met. It all started when he purchased a box of slides from Ebay and was confronted with a woman who would become his muse.
Film makers Ric and Jen Serena started documenting his journey which resulted in an award winning documentary film called "My Indiana Muse". You can see a clip of the film here. (I highly recommend taking a look.)
I was so touched by the show and the story, I just had to share it with all of you. I want to thank Audrey E. Parish, the director of the AltaMira Gallery for letting me take these photos. I enjoyed the show with a tiny tear in my eye and a full heart.