Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Monday, September 6, 2010
So why is a painting by Phil Starke in my ebay store?
A few years ago when I was starting to paint again, I did a little searching in my community to see what other artist lived nearby. Tucson is a huge art community and I knew there would be quite a few. I found out that Phil Starke lived only a few miles from me. I purchased a DVD from him to see what his art was all about, shortly after, signed up for a workshop, and realized that in Phil, I had not only found a mentor, but a friend, like-minded in many ways. If you have read my biography, you know that I teach at my church every weekend. Earlier this year I taught a series called Life Palette, comparing the different elements of painting to real life situations. Wanting to make it more interactive, I asked Phil if he would paint live on stage while I taught and banter back and forth a bit with me. I thought he would maybe agree to doing it for 1 weekend - Phil painted during 3 services each weekend for a total of 5 weekends. I still have people come and tell me how impacting that was! That's not all - Phil donated a piece that he had painted live on stage to the Missions Team at the church who will be taking a trip to South Africa to work with refugees from Zimbabwe. The painting was raffled off and thousands of dollars came in for this effort. Once again, Phil is wanting to help raise the remainder of the Mission Team funds. Phil has donated all proceeds from the painting "The Christmas Wreath" to the Alive Missions Team for their trip to South Africa. Thank-you Phil! I appreciate so much your generosity and your friendship (and your very helpful and honest critiques).
You can see the complete listing in my ebay store: