Day 4: 18 December – more of Ashland

Today over breakfast at the Wild Goose Cafe in Ashland, I was not only impressed with my super breakfast but also with the artwork on display. It’s the work of one of the waitresses, Toni DeMello, whose art is striking in its portrayal of the faces of animals as you can see below.

Toni was happy to talk to us about her paintings and, beginning in January 2010, her work will be one of several new artists whose work will be displayed at NewArtintheWorld.com, an on-line gallery selling a variety of media created by emerging artists. A percentage of sales will be donated to non-profits working in the field of environmental protection and energy conservation.

I almost forgot to mention that Toni is a fan of old VW vans – she had just sold her 1971 ‘restoration project’ to a friend who is excited to start the project. She came outside to say hello to the YesWeCan CamperVan before saying bon voyage!

[written by Carole, the driver]

'Wolf' by Toni DeMello

Toni's artcards

Toni's display at the cafe

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2 Responses

  1. Great artwork! I’ve got just the spot on the wall for her wolf painting.

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