Artist Presents Work to Costa Rican President-Elect
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Source: Inside Costa Rica
By Eryn Phillips
What began as a project decorating her sister’s condominium in Costa Rica turned into an event when Tuscaloosa artist Irene Burns, 53, found herself presenting one of her paintings to Costa Rican President-elect Laura Chinchilla.
While helping her sister with the decorating project, Burns found that the country held endless opportunities for her to paint, especially the landscapes, her favorite subject.
“Whatever landscape I’m around, I can find an idea to paint,” Burns said. “There isn’t a place that doesn’t have some kind of beauty.”
Burns said she worked for three weeks painting a large portrait of the mountains and the sky that she couldn’t bring back to Tuscaloosa because she was afraid it would be ruined by the time she got home. She then came up with the idea to attempt to contact Chinchilla and present her with the painting.
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