Recently I had the pleasure of speaking in Washington D. C., at the reception of the
2013 Congressional Art competition. I was beyond honored to have been invited back several months ago, and it was ironic that the date to speak was on my birthday. It seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime and that it was perfectly made for me, so I said yes. It isn't everyday an artist gets to speak in the main auditorium of our nation's Capitol. And to be able to inspire young artists who have been awarded the opportunity to show their work in the Cannon Tunnel of our Capitol building was beyond my wildest dreams. I love to speak to inspire! Lord knows, I need His help, and He sure delivered. The talk went really well, and I couldn't feel more happy with how it went. I'm grateful to the Congressional Institute, President Mark Strand and Tim Lang for their hospitality and to Congressman Robert Aderholt's office and Nicole Petroff for their part in putting on the competition and inviting me.
Soon a YouTube presentation of my talk will be posted, and I'll share it when it's ready...
During my talk.
Sharing my paintings through a slideshow presentation. Sharing the core of my creativity, my faith.
Painting live and taking questions as I paint. It was great they projected it on the big screen so they could watch closely. I painted our rocket here representing our Rocket City of Huntsville!
They asked great questions about pursuing a career in art.
Touring the Capitol and watching the House of Representatives at work with
Congressman Robert Aderholt of Alabama
My daughters with me
Nicole Petroff, my beautiful hostess from Congressman Aderholt's office