There is something absolutely wonderful about collaboration...whether that means sharing ideas, working on projects together or being involved in an exhibit opening with more than one artist. For me, not only does it take the pressure off, but I also love looking at someone else's work instead of just my own on the walls. Solo shows are a real privilege and I have had many, but I have much more fun in two or three person settings. This is the second two-person show I've been involved in with Patricia Lortie and neither has been a disappointment. We had the privilege of meeting over 300 people at our latest opening who were so kind and lovely...unfortunately I didn't have the opportunity to chat with everyone but there was such great and positive energy at Inglewood Fine Art Gallery on both occasions. And I do so enjoy painting live that it was a treat to be involved in two events for this exhibit. The live jazz was fantastic and Patricia's smiling face is always such a treat. I highly recommend collaborating with others however and whenever possible.