I was stunned this past week to receive as a gift the oil painting you see at the left. A gentlemen and a child showed up at the door and dropped off this painting which he said was painted by his wife. The painting is an oil rendition of a photograph I took of myself a couple of months ago when I stopped writing my long-time Barry the Birder blogsite. The signature on the painting appears to be either 'V' or 'J Chen'. The timing of the painting's arrival was just after I had returned from quintupal bypass surgery at Southlake Hospital in Newmarket. I was flabbergasted with the gift. It appeared out of the blue from an unknown (to me) artist. A week later I am still humbled and delighted with this gift. I shall continue to discover who the mystery painter is and would love to hear from anyone who knows of the artist Chen.
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