I had been painting for only a few years when I met Lily. It was a stormy day with enormous waves crashing onto the beach. Most of the kids sought refuge in the safety of the pool. But not Lily.
Lily’s Moment and Lily’s Wave were both part of my first-ever exhibition in 2007 at the Morgan Gallerie in the Cayman Islands.
They will always hold a special part of my artistic heart.
When Lily came with her parents to pick up her painting in New York, the first words out of her mouth were: “Where am I?”
Lily and I were both very proud! Her parents, overjoyed, kept intensely studying the painting, talking about its details. Suddenly, Lily had had enough. She tugged at her mom’s shirt and exclaimed: “Mommy, Daddy, you don’t have to keep looking at the painting. I am right here!”