About four years ago, my daughter took her daughter to New York for her 8th birthday. Mimi (wonderful grandmother that I am) got to tag along on this fabulous trip. While we were there we went to galleries in Soho and saw some wonderful streeet artists, and -- Paul Balmer. I was immediately in love with his work. Enormous paintings of New York - buildings and bridges -- layers of color, line that made my heart sing.
I could not get his paintings out of my mind, so when we returned home, I went to my studio and began to create my version of Paul's New York. This is a rice paper painting done with about 20 layers of casein and ink. Not nearly as magnificent as his, but one of my favorites. Check out his web site at www.paulbalmer.com