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Spanish Pride24 x 18 -Figurative paintings Hispanic+paintings of women;ethnic paintings; commissioned paintings;commissions;commissioned portrait - Art of Betty J. BillupsHispanic WomenAny original can be Ordered as a Canvas enhanced Giclee print to fit your size requirement for home or office!For More OriginalsClick here
Spanish Pride
24 x 18
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Speaking about "PRIDE"...it has many layers!!

On graduation day from the L.A. Art Center College of Design, I was sitting with my beloved instructor, Joseph Morgan Henninger. He turned to me and said: "Well, my dear, I believe you will soon discover, that you have barely scratched the surface." I was in shock! Surely, he didn't know HOW MUCH I HAD LEARNED!!!

10 years out of art school, after admiring a certain artist's work for 5+ years, I finally discovered that Dan McCaw's studio was in Don "Putt" Putman's old studio, only 2 miles from where I use to live! I called Dan that day, told him how great I thought he was, and described a painting I had seen of his years before. He said: "O, that thing...it's coming back from a gallery this week." To make a long story short...I not only purchased the 40 x 30 Native American piece, I also studied with Dan for the following two and a half years. And I discovered, that :
I HAD NOT EVEN GOTTEN
"TO THE SURFACE, TO SCRATCH IT!!!"

Just a note regarding this painting:
In the early '80s, it was in a Denver gallery, when a French professor from the university there, viewed it, asked about the artist, and responded:
"NO! It cannot be an American artist, it is too "European"
in it's accomplishments."


LETTERS FROM PATRONS

2003
Dan J. McCaw

Betty, Just looked at your web sight- I was really impressed with your work. You are doing some great paintings. Keep up the good work. I will try to find the cataog you wanted, and a book. Your friend Dan






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