To know Christine Swanson is to know an incredible human being.
Our paths crossed in 2013 when a mutual friend suggested Christine (then 22 years old) paint for a fundraiser dinner I was throwing. From that point forward we have partnered up for many many wine events, charity events and personal events.
It was on event three or four that I stood back and thought, I wonder what would happen if we could put Miss Christine Swanson on the hillsides of Italy?
This trip is to do just that.
Christine's first trip to Europe and it is my true honor to be able to facilitate it for her.
Our plans include:
Musee D' Orsay
Hop over to Italy
Villa Calcinaia Winery
Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort
Bagno Vignoni, - hot springs town dating back to 1170 and ties to St. John the Baptist
stop in San Gimigano
stop in Pienza
stop in Montepulciano
Assisi - St. Francis of Assisi
stop in Calcata
Ladispoli - on the Tyrrhenian Sea
MAP of Italian Route - leaving off Paris/Florence/Rome
Christine will be painting ten 12x12 paintings and fifteen 6x6 paintings. We have sold futures of these paintings for 400.00 and 200.00.
A Gallery Pick-Up party will happen on December 3rd at Remy Winery. Purchasers who live outside of Oregon will be mailed their framed painting.
Everyone bought blind, knowing they will receive a painting by Artist's Choice. These are numbered 1/1.
We do have one large and three small paintings left for purchase. If interested, text (text only) 503-883-1856 and we will send you a PayPal pay link and collect your details.
As a way to kick off the trip, we have stopped over in NYC.
Through the wonderful website Meet Up, we connected with the Plein Air Painters of Central Park and met Gerry.
An afternoon of perfect weather and stillness, Gerry, Christine and Maureen, who sketched her art, visited and painted this scene.
This painting will be featured in the gallery show, and will be for sale.