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Jack & Nancy Weiss. 2011 by Stephen B Whatley

Art that travels worldwide......


American businessman Stephen D Weiss , a collector of Stephen B Whatley's paintings, commissioned this double portrait of his parents from photographs he sent the artist; as a surprise Thanksgiving gift for them.


The oil painting was sent directly to the couple who live in the USA; with instructions from their son, who works in Asia, not to open the crate until he was with them to share in the 'unveiling'. His mother pleaded to be allowed to open the crate on its delivery; and in her excited delight on seeing the expressionist tribute of herself and her husband, immediately telephoned her son....forgetting the great time difference - 4am in Asia!


Oil on canvas,

24 x 30in/61 x 76cm

Private collection, Arizona, USA

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Taken on June 7, 2011