Saturday, July 25, 2009
As many of you know, my husband runs an art gallery and is the marketing manager for a well known Texas artist. They have just signed a very promising young man who is so talented. Clinton Broyles is a graduate of Texas A & M with a degree in architecture. But his dream is to paint for a living. His work is just beautiful, and we are lucky to own one of his smaller original oil paintings. A few weeks ago I was taking lunch to DH at the gallery. I saw this piece leaning against the wall and stopped dead in my tracks. He told me it was Clinton's newest work and they were thinking of publishing it. It's funny, there are no firefighters in my family, but this just really spoke to me. The artist is from a long line of firefighters, and this is his tribute to them. I just love all of the little details he included, but my favorite is the photograph in the background.
If you have a firestation near your house, surprise these wonderful men and woman with some homebaked cookies or a cake sometime other than Christmas. Or just make sure and say hey when you see them taking a meal break or out and about in your town. Everyone should take the time to thank these wonderful public servants!
I know that many of you in blogland have firefighters in your family, and I thought you might enjoy seeing this tribute to their work and sacrifice. To read more about the artist, go to www.windberg.com and click on artist bios.
Posted by Kat at 12:05 PM