This was my first public unveiling in 1997 and this was as exciting for me as it was for everyone else because I had felt I made it to a NEW level in my career. Although I have been painting since a very early age, and diligently working at building my skill as a portrait painter/artist, I found myself a little more worthy to refer to myself as a "REAL" artist once I found myself unveiling a portrait for a public commission.
I was happy to participate in this celebration that also included me doing a speech and claiming this loving man as being "THE GRANDFATHER OF BLACKSTONE", because he was so deeply loved by every child that knew him.
"" I feel deeply grateful in knowing that my work is part of a public collection.
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