Friday, February 11, 2022

A Music Venue No More


Remembering Tower Records
Oil on canvas
9x12 inches

Around 4 years ago I received an email with an inquiry about the above painting - was it available and what was the price? I replied and didn't get a response. Well, a few days ago, I received another email from the same sender. He had been going through old emails and came across the one he'd previously sent - time does fly! Once again, he inquired if the painting was available and the price, I responded and this time around he purchased the painting. It brought back fond memories of when he had worked in the city back in the 1990's and had spent many happy hours in the store. Just goes to show you never know, when the next call or message will show up expressing interest in a painting.

The scene of the former Tower Records on Broadway was a happening place, filled with music all hours of the day and night. It was painted in 2007, not long after the store had closed, a victim to the changing trends in how people purchased and listened to music. Having had this painting in the studio for a number of years I'm thrilled it has found a good home where I know it will be appreciated and enjoyed.