Saturday, November 3, 2012

Angie's Beach


11"x14" Oil on linen board.

It is incredible to sit here in Pensacola, Florida and watch the devastation of a hurricane on the shores of the northeast.  The pictures are all too familiar to many people here who suffered similar losses from Hurricane Ivan in 2004.  Our home was spared any significant damage. Three large trees snapped and fell parallel to our house, and our roof lost several shingles.  Our downed fences initiated friendships with neighbors whom we had never met.  We had evacuated to Dallas, Texas, and watched the storm from afar.  As I watch interviews of people in the northeast, I recall the rush of emotion upon first sight of the destruction as we returned to our ravaged city, and my heart aches for those who lost loved ones, lost homes, and are struggling to find food, water and gas.

This is a painting of the sunset on Pensacola Beach.  The young girl is my niece, enjoying a Thanksgiving visit.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of "Angie's Beach" will go to the Red Cross relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.   Click on the link above to bid in the Daily Paintworks auction.  Thank you.

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