Forestry Service Invited me to Paint the Grenadian Dove!
21 September 2009 | Mt. Hartman Visitor Center, Heart of the Dove Sanctuary!
I met Anthony Jeremiah thru Connie and Fred. They had just taken a bird tour with Jerry this afternoon when Dudley and I arrived on board this beautiful Lord Nelson we had only admired from afar until tonight. Somehow the fact that I'm an artist started a ball rolling that just wouldn't stop from plummeting into this 'grenada dove mural'.
I've been invited to paint the Grenada Dove, their national bird at National Forestry Service, Mt. Hartman Visitor Center! It took a while from the time I met Jerry 'til now and I'm proud to say it's really happening! I'm going to donate my time and talent to provide an emblem epitomizing the Forestry Service and Grenada's love of this bird. They built and provided me a scaffold for the place we agreed this painting to be. They also provided me with complete freedom to be creative. No boundaries. Veron, Alicia and Atonette were all three very professional, very knowledgeable about the Dove and we laughed. We had that bird laughing, she was crying, and she is squatting...a she of course, you get the idea...we had fun!
I was able to give. By doing what I love I gave them their National bird, The Grenada Dove painting in a place that is very sacred to everyone who cares for the Dove's survival.
Thanks Grenada for having us! For letting us hide from hurricanes and for being kind.
Thanks for the opportunity to give back to people who openly spread their arms of welcome.
Happy (what a great name for a happy man), Jerry, Aden, Shawn, Calvin, and others made this all happen! They picked me up every day at the marina and took me to the site! Thanks to Veron, Alicia and Antonette for everything!