Awarded 2012 Painting of the Year with Southern Oregon Society of Artists
This beautiful work was painted by my daughter Charity Hubbard. She writes the following description about Grandfathers First Job:
"The photo reference for this painting was taken in Madeira Portugal. This was a very meaningful trip taken with my Grandmother, Parents, Sisters and Aunt and Uncle. We have family that live in Madeira which we were able to meet, and we were able to see many places significant to our family, including the job my Great Grandfather worked to earn money to come to America. This unique job is still held by Madeiran young men. We took a gondola ride to a very high place on the island where there is a hotel that operates the sliding baskets that are run down the streets by the men, offering a very unique tour of the city. Then the baskets are trucked back up the hill for more patrons. This was very special to see this profession run in exactly in the same way as when my Great Grandfather was a young man in the Old Country."
Welcome to my blog and website. As you explore this site, you will see that I enjoy painting people, especially young women and children, often set in a landscape. My work has been included in various national shows. Read more in the About the Artist.