I had the pleasure this week of setting up my Music, Wine and Soul Artwork in the prime window front display at the Susan Hensel Gallery here in Minneapolis. We snapped a few pictures that I wanted to share with you.
The top left painting: For Me – Guitar There are no crowds, no one to hear as I work through my song. It is just me and my guitar, together we learn to know each other and strive to sing in harmony. There may never be anyone who hears my song, I may never fill a stadium or a club but I love to play and today I play for me.
The bottom left painting above is: Postina. This local band performed at the Fine Line Music Cafe a few years back when I did a show there with RAW. They were amazing. You can learn more about them here.
A few of my favorite things about the photo above:
The top left painting, “Showtime” is a painting I did a few years ago of my friend of over 30 years, Brett LaCasse. I have loved seeing him pursue his music career. He’s currently touring the state and a few national gigs with GB Leighton.
The top right painting was inspired by local Saxaphonist John Bertsch. I had the pleasure of watching him perform a few years ago in Stillwater with Bruce Henry. Really cool story that years before that show I saw Bruce Henry perform at Rossi’s Blue Star Jazz Club in Minneapolis and I was so blown away that his performance and the atmosphere that night inspired me to start painting my first music themed artwork. You can see that painting here:
The Susan Hensel Gallery is located in the Powderhorn area of Minneapolis.