How could I resist this painting when I found out it was a tribute to Nina Simone? And so I had to discover why this amazing artist died at 28 soon after painting this piece. As soon as I read that I ran with the Jazz crowd in late 50s/early 60s, I knew the answer.
I was feeling blah about the obvious choices for art for February…love, hearts, romance, etc. And then I thought what about celebrating Black History Month (oh hey, it’s now called African American History Month because that rolls off the tongue).