This was the very first funny art piece I ever sold. Up until Dali Llama, I didn't have any idea what I was doing. Really, I'd paint pictures of flowers or landscapes, often copying them from the Lowes or Home Depot circulars. I didn't have a style or any kind of theme to my art, it was almost like high school practice work. Then I found my niche-- the funny art. I can't even describe the feeling of elation when I found out that someone was interested in buying Andes Warhol.
It was at the New Hope Arts & Crafts Show in 2006, and I had gone on a little run to Starbucks for some snacks when my cell phone rang. My mom had someone at my booth who wanted to buy Andes Warhol. I practically squealed with glee, skipped the snacks, and hurried back to my booth. The person who purchased the painting asked if they could leave it at my booth until they were ready to leave, and with the biggest smile on my face ever I scribbled SOLD on the back of a business card and pinned it next to my painting. Sheer bliss.
18" x 18" (I think)