- The Artist
We just returned from South Florida where we attended the Coconut Grove show in Miami and the Naples International Art show. Although we had to set up in pouring rain the sun came out, and we had a wonderful show. The air was crisp and cool for Miami and the temperature plummeted to 46° the 1st night we were there. But the days were gorgeous, and we got to see many of our old friends. On the last day, we were approached by one of our collectors from Argentina, and asked to work on several new commission pieces for his new home in Coconut Grove. It is a beautiful, unique home, custom-built for 2 architects and featured in Architectural Digest magazine. That will be a wonderful challenge.
A highlight of the trip was visiting our old friend, Ron Magill, communications director of the Miami zoo. Since we are working on a poster for his new cheetah ambassadors, he invited us to spend the day at the zoo and really treated us like royalty.
We also got to attend a special Valentines event at the zoo. It was called "Sex and the Animals", and it was a presentation utilizing Ron's years of photographing mating animals to discuss the intricacies of wild animal mating and sexuality. It was both hilarious and fascinating.
Our trip to Miami ended with a lovely dinner overlooking Biscayne Bay, with the lights of Miami shimmering off the water with Ron and his beautiful wife Rita.
In between shows, we spent some time exploring the Florida Everglades by kayak and the 10,000 Islands area south of Naples.
The Naples show was beautiful and the weather was more like what you would expect in South Florida.