Albert Einstein:

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."

"The Sun Gazette"

I was honored to be one of two first place winners of a competition sponsored by the Sun Gazette last November. The winners were announced a few weeks back but I was waiting for it to be published. It was announced today in the Sun Gazette's magazine "West Branch." Don't have a link to the article but if you get a subscription to the paper you'll receive the magazine.
Here is an image of the painting. It was rather large.. 20x30 and Acrylic on canvas, They had planned a mural of the winning painting in their building.. but since there are two first place winners I'm not sure how they will work that out.
It was fun to do though. I found out about the contest late and finished this painting in just under 7 days working 12-13 hours daily.