A BEE IN JUANA’S BONNET

by Catherine on July 16, 2014

Juana is the pastry at the Virginia Museum, here she is making desserts, some of the sweet attracts bees.  The Virginia Museum is Richmond's prized place to visit out standing art, sculpture, and gardens.  A Bee in Juana’s Bonnet

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Showing at the Restaurant TOAST

by Catherine on January 26, 2014

The new restaurant series is now on view at TOAST, a new American Gastropub located in the Village Shopping Center at 7007 Three Chopt Road in Richmond, Virginia.  A wonderful place to eat and have a libation.  Their selection of music is outstandingThe new series of restaurant paintings now hang at Toast, a new american gastropub located 7007 Three Chopt Road in the village shopping Center, Richmond, VA!

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Oyster on the Half-Shell

October 24, 2013

Oyster on the Half-Shell.  Had to do it…this play on Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.  Two Croxton cousins, Travis and Ryan have breathed new energy into their family’s oyster business which is over one hundred years old.  I imagine them gathering celestial angels and blowing life into a new venture, perhaps fulfilling their great-grandfather’s dream. […]

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Yellow Umbrella

May 19, 2013

Listening to World Music on NPR, watching SNL and painting.  Including in the Yellow Umbrella painting this handsome face.  This establishment is the most incredible fresh seafood market located on Patterson Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.

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Dixie Donuts throwing Chihuly Charm

February 28, 2013
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A MUSE

February 28, 2013

My muse at Amuse a restaurant located in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  The muse is reclining in the classic Odalisque position.  Behold, the silver tray holding her task: the staff that amuses the incoming patrons of the museum, with an image of the museum in the background.

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Don’t Look Back

January 3, 2013

Don’t Look Back is a restaurant in Richmond, Virginia.  Nate, the owner, started with a taco truck, then recently opened a  restaurant “Don’t Look Back”  in Carytown.  When I visited, I went to the patio outside.  On the brick wall is a painting with an island scene, sky, palm trees rising out of dunes, ocean […]

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Remove the fur vault to open up Pasture

November 15, 2012

This is a painting I am currently working on.  Pasture opened on Grace Street in a building that was known for it’s fur vault.  As a young adult, trying on these furs provided entertainment for many.  This depicts a clearing of the furs so that pasture could be opened.  The entrepreneurs are standing to the […]

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Joe’s Inn in the Fan

October 31, 2012

This is a restaurant located in the fan district in the city of Richmond.  Nick opened the restaurant approximately 40 years ago.  Over time, he bought the building next door and tied the two together, one having a bar, the other side more family style.  This painting depicts the changing of the guard, from one […]

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Miss Sidewalk Cafe

October 10, 2012

Here is Sidewalk Cafe, a popular hangout for VCU students, and people hooking up.  Pulling an image of Miss Sidewalk Cafe from the mural on side of the building, I started at the East end of Main Street with Poe’s Pub and entered all the restaurants to the Boulevard  in the contest.  Each contestant proudly […]

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