I have been working on this important double portrait for three months. It has been an emotional experience as I was saying goodbye to both the former US Senator Bob Bennett and Mrs. Bennett, whom I have known for almost ten years.
Senator Bob passed away this spring after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Mrs. Bennett is moving back to Utah to be near her family. The portrait is a farewell gift to express my deepest condolences and gratitude for her friendship and loving musical education for my only child. Having lost her grandparents as a baby, my daughter became attached to Mrs. Bennett, not just as a flute teacher, but as a surrogate grandmother. We will miss her very much.