Two of my apple blossom paintings have been purchased by the Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes to be presented to the Mayor of Nayoro, Japan as a gift to be displayed in their city hall.
Lindsay, Ontario has been twinned with Nayoro, Japan for years and a number of students have taken advantage of the opportunity to go to Japan on an exchange, living with a family for a number of months.
Mayor Ric McGee has purchased two of my apple blossom paintings as a gift for the Japanese delegation with the intent that they be displayed at City Hall in Nayoro. The photos the paintings were based on were taken of the apple trees at City Hall in Lindsay in the spring when they were beautifully in bloom.
It is a great honour for me to have my work given as a gift of such importance. I look forward to Tuesday’s Special Council Meeting where they will be presented to the Mayor of Nayoro!
Here are the two prints the Mayor chose: