My very talented friend, Birmingham artist Amy Collins, gave me a gift yesterday that I will treasure. With my permission, she painted this lovely oil from one of my favorite photographs of Continental Bakery. I couldn't be more pleased. Merci mille fois, mon amie!!
( A larger version of this painting can be purchased here! )
Amy and husband Sam have been friends for a long time. We first met when I taught their dear Sarah in third grade. They are both medical illustrators by day, but each has found another avenue for their creativity. Sam does some terrific photographs of Birmingham, with a clever twist, and Amy, as you can see, is an accomplished painter. Please visit their websites to see and purchase their work. By the way, my Birmingham readers can meet Amy in person tonight at Artists Incorporated in Vestavia where she will be joining 4 other area artists for a reception from 5:30-8:30. Hope to see you all there!