"TAO OF THE GODDESS" painting was created through a request from Penquin Book Publishers in 1998. One of their authors loved my "REVELATION" painting and requested something similar but changed into a goddess with no wings and no nudity.
...I thought about this request and took the commission job ,,,but then they did not want Magenta colors in artwork, the author was against that color..so I came up with this painting of the Goddess draped in white with colorful entangled leaves forming the circle of life with just a few butterflies and they were over the moon happy!
...I got the cover of this sweet book and kept the painting ( sold it to a well known collector later) and then Pacific and I came out with the figurine.
...So I am putting this here for people to know the similarities yet the differences between the two paintings and figurines....thank you 🌺 🌻 🌹 🍀🌷
I was named Sport Artist of the Year in 1987. American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) gave this auspicious award to my soft-edged pastel paintings of the hard action sports .