A Flash of Mardi Gras / 18” x 24” / Oil on canvas / 2009
"Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?"
I do. Many times over. That city gave me countless number of gifts that are all such an important part of me. I dream about New Orleans, I think about it when it has just rained and is still hot and humid, but pleasantly so. I say a little prayer for it every time I hit potholes anywhere in the world. I think about so many instances, I have lost count, because it is me.
When I closed my eyes and thought about how to paint Mardi Gras, I was so overwhelmed at the inspiration and subject matter, so here I present to you a 'taste test' - just some of the extraordinary experiences the festival has to offer.