Dew Drops and Big Eyes
Dew Drops and Big Eyes
Photograph - Glicee Print
16" x 20"
$330 (shipping included)
A little "froggie" made his bed in our hibiscus tree in the back yard… settled in and comfy for a rest inside a flower.

Alta Solomon

Gordon was the first artist I found online when I was planning my trip to Grand Cayman. I knew the minute I saw his work that I needed to meet him. Since the only contact information I could find was through a gallery owner, I sent her a note to see if she could introduce me.

I never heard back. But as I continued to look for information, I noticed that this gallery owner was an artist herself. And a damn good one at that. Since I wasn’t having any luck connecting prior to my departure, I just decided that my trip would include a “search” for Nickola McCoy, gallery owner and Grand Cayman artist. Why not? It sounded like a good way to add a little adventure into the mix of a “lay on the beach” vacation.

After a week of searching for Nickola, I finally found her. I won’t re-tell the tale as it’s featured on my blog. Feel free to go take a read. What I will share with you is that my meeting with Nickola was the spark I needed to launch Travel Gal Adventures. And so, we started creating a weeklong exploration of art and culture on the island. But after a few months of planning, I received a disturbing email.

“Sorry for the long delay. However, there have been some major changes here in Cayman recently. We are now leaving the Islands to go back to England. It is a decision not taken lightly and one that was made within the last week. The political and economic uncertainty here along with no job has played a major part in our decision. I am seeking another artist to do the Travel Gal workshop and tours with you and Gordon Solomon has stepped up. I am including his email here for you to contact him directly as we will be leaving within a few days and cannot foresee when we will be back. Again, I am sorry and wish you the best. Regards, Nickola”

It took me a minute to absorb the news.

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