This is what I saw when I walked into Dunedin Fine Art Center at 5:30 on the 7th. I had to struggle to keep myself from bursting into tears. I had an idea of where these paintings of mine would be hung, and an idea of how they were going to put them all together on the wall in the entrance hall, but the visual upon entering the Fine Art Center was overwhelming. Many years ago I had a show in Westerly, Rhode Island where the curator put out to the newspaper that "Gainor's paintings are like a custard pie in the face". He meant it as a compliment and I took it as such, and that was what it felt like on Friday night! Thank you to everyone at Dunedin Fine Art Center for this amazing show of my Genesis paintings. It was truly spectacular, and I observed people totally wrapped up in looking closely at each one. www.dfac.org is their website.
I posed for many photographs that evening, and this one taken by my dear friend, Kit Tobin, reflected my happiness. I am grateful to all my friends for the support they gave me all week, as my nerves were in an uproar with anticipation. Those of us with out of control imaginations, coupled with huge control issues, do not do well handing over 42 paintings to a facility I had no experience with, and the multiple movie scenarios in the mental vault of disasters was working full time. As is usually the case, all that ended at 5:30 on Friday night and I could relax, finally.