I had a nice surprise visit to my art studio today from a California family who own one of my early paintings. Ray and Phyllis Smith and their daughter Candi stopped by on their way to Colorado. They own painting #91, “The Climbing Tree” which was painted in 1981. They bought the painting on the secondary market so I didn’t have them on my records. I try to keep track of all my paintings and their ownership, so it was great to meet the Smith family. Both Phyllis and Candi are currently studying watercolor painting so I was able to give them a few tips while they were here as well.