I am so very honored to be given the opportunity to painting a birthday gift for the “President North America” of Christian Dior Perfumes and Cosmetics – Terry Darland. What a wonderful woman! I was asked by the account executive of Christian Dior, Lourdes Vazquez, to recreate a childhood memory for Terry. I found out that one of her favorite memories growing up was visiting her grandmother down in Naples, Florida, and watching the sunset from the Naples Pier.
Since the pier is nice and long, I wanted to do a panoramic painting on a 12″ x 30′ gallery wrapped canvas.
I started out doing the sky and clouds, then on to the water, and lastly, the Naples Pier.
I drove up to Saks Fifth Avenue in Sarasota on 11.11.11 (great wish come true!) to present this gift to her at her luncheon.
I hope that you all enjoy these photos of the Naples Pier Painting at Sunset as much as I enjoyed creating it!