This piece is commissioned by Jenny Maginnes whom I have had the great pleasure of painting for a few years ago. She also graciously allowed me the courtesy of using a photo I loved the minute I saw it, even named it straightaway, of the girls fishing, "Fisher Girls".
Jenny tells me she was able to quickly capture this shot of the girls leaping off of the lifeguard stand which apparently is unique to their North Carolina beach and it became an integral part of the painting. Talk about being in the right place at the right time to capture this rare mid-air shot. Remarkable!