This scene is set on Bourbon Street (of course) on one of my favorite nights of the year, Lundi Gras. That's the technical name for the Monday before Mardi Gras, but not everyone has heard of it. I like it because the crowds are great, and it doesn't have the feverish overdrive that can come with Tuesday night. These neon signs light up the French Quarter in a way that is absolutely gorgeous. Everything is rendered in shades of purple, green, and red. I have painted these signs many times before, and as long as they keep them working, I'll keep doing it!
I was born in 1972 in Denver, Colorado. I grew up in the nearby suburb of Lakewood, and went to college to study art in Fort Collins, Colorado at Colorado State University. After that I went on to get my teaching license, and have since spent 20 years teaching high school drawing and painting. After finishing my 20th year of teaching I decided that a major change was in order, so I dedicated myself to creating art full-time, and to achieve my ultimate goal of living in the Crescent City as a part-time if not permanent resident.
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