The summer I turned seventeen, my mother took me to Paul Roberge’s studio to study art. He told her he didn’t accept everyone and I had to bring samples of my work. He was the best artist in Phoenix, known for his drawing and painting skills and his many public sculptures and murals including the Phoenix Bird at Sky Harbor airport. My mother thought the Phoenix Bird was “God-awful,”…
This story is now part of my memoir, Million Dollar Red, available from Vine Leaves Press in December 2019.
"Art Lessons" was also chosen for publication in Prime Number Magazine, Editors’ Selections: Volume 2, 2012 and recognized in “Notable Stories” the Million Writers Award 2013.