Last week I hung some of my paintings at Raford Inn, a beautiful bed and breakfast inn on a hill overlooking the vineyards not far from my house. I certainly couldn’t have shown my current series of colorful abstract paintings at this venue with the flowered wallpaper and antique furniture. But I still have some original paintings and prints that harken back to my days as a watercolor painter and they looked like they belonged on these walls. Of course I’m hoping that some wine country tourists will want to take them home!
The setting is phenomenal. You feel like you’re inside a picture postcard with the roses everywhere and the tapestry of vineyards unfurling below and the family of red headed woodpeckers working away on the stately palm tree out front, not to mention the Orioles in another tree.