Mike Connor never knew he had it in him. As a veteran art director at many high-powered ad agencies, he was more accustomed to commissioning artwork, than creating it.
On the day he awoke from a heart attack, he had the vivid memory of meeting a woman. She was a slave, whose life ended with a brutal beating and drowning. Their chance meeting inspired Mike to capture their encounter on over two dozen canvases he titled the Water Series.
The show, Relative Matters at the A.Muse Gallery, opened over two rainy San Francisco nights, accompanied by the lively music of Zona Blu. Many glasses were clinked and many paintings were sold.