Last week I was lucky! When asked if I would create a piece to benefit the upcoming Paderewski Festival, I agreed on the condition that I be able paint his original property in the hills of Adelaide. I had painted the neighboring ranches and vineyards but not this one. It's a gem! Beautifully cared for by the Armstrong family, its rolling hills are covered with vines. One cool morning I was lucky enough to paint atop a hill surrounded by ancient almond trees. The view was spectacular: a classic Adelaide composition!