This piece is in honor of my friend Chris Feden.
We grew up together in the same church, schools and with same circle of friends. We took classes together from the 1st grade to our sophomore year in college. He was a witty and charming guy. He sadly died this past year from an illness known/abbreviated as MRSA. He commissioned me to paint this work for him shortly before his death. He was one of my first big encouragers to keep painting and to love it. I appreciate him to this day for believing in me – He will be missed.