won "Best Of Show" at the
Mid Atlantic New Painting Exhibitio
  Myselves, 2008, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches ................+zoom
50.8 cm x 40.6 cm

A writer for the Fredericksburg VA local magazine, "The Front Porch", came to visit the Mid Atlantic New Painting Exhibition and was inspired to write a poem about this painting:


Why does she portray herself
Lying abed while staring up,
Shoulders bare and lips red
And hair pillowed behind her?

In the room a mirror reverses
The artful image she presents,
Tracing body-tones so lucid
They reflect back to her eyes.

Could self-vigil be implicit
As a bloom the young adore,
Or gazing inward to see out
Is she the double of her soul?

By Frank A. Fratoe
“The Poetry Man” Front Porch Magazine Fredericksburg, VA