48" x 48" x 2"

Acrylic on canvas


When I first arrived in the US from Scotland, I went for a job interview on Wall Street, a narrow street in New York's financial district flanked by high rise office buildings that created a lot of shade with the sky showing way up there. I remember looking up at the new-to-me landscape.  I was really out of my element, no idea what was ahead for me, but going for it anyway in a cobbled together outfit of blacks that I thought looked business-like and may not have matched. This painting gives me the same innocent, slightly dizzy feeling. I got the job. The guy I interviewed with was of Scottish heritage. My accent then was still strong enough that people grinned at me when I spoke, mostly I realize now, having no idea what I was saying, but liking the sound. 

Looking Up

Painted in acrylics on gallery wrapped canvas. Sealed with archival uv filtering varnish to protect the colors.

Signed front and back, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

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