Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Manhattan Pianist

Completed on June 8, 2017.  18x24 on a cradled wood panel.  Thanks for looking !  
I decided to have a little fun with this piece and tell a story.  

Meet Valerie Puglisi     She's an Italian American concert pianist who came to love and live in Manhattan 1994.  She comes from a long list of family  musicians.   Her Uncle Salvatore is the much beloved Italian Maestro in Venice who inspired her love of music as a child.   Her parents were avid art collectors and she grew up playing beneath large gold framed  carved Matisse and Picasso paintings.  Although she has yet to marry, the prospects haven't been good in the big apple.  The demanding hours of her career make it next to impossible to   have a social life anyway.  Her trusted companion and music critic, Francis is always there.   You can find her any evening studying her compositions before a performance.  
The End  

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