Robert Bechtle’s work had a huge influence on me as a child an into adulthood. I saw this painting of Alameda Gran Torino hanging in the Oakland museum when I was 8 years old – it was a the first “photo realistic” painting I had ever seen and it blew my mind. I remember the
self proclaimed tree hugger in alberta canada – go there if you like trees and blue water – f#%*ing incredible! if you are interested in the arts and need a recharge – “banff center” is a great place for a residency or to see a show or climb a mountain.