22"x28" Oil 


This painting was inspired by the moment when my daughter arrived at summer camp and made a friend within minutes of walking into her cabin. This piece relates to the theme of the show because of the strength my daughter exhibited to me while jumping into a new situation without pause. She recognized a common interest, introduced herself and joined in. I was so impressed with her ability to be vulnerable and available. It was the beginning of a very long friendship and it all started over a coloring book! Finding common interests and ways of connecting with others is the answer to many of the world’s problems. - Christy Hegarty

Getting To Know You by Christy Hegarty