I was commissioned to paint at the first annual “Path of Light” Gala ball to help raise money for the Visiting Nurse Service. I painted at the event during their cocktail hour. Guests bid on items, including my painting, and could watch me paint it too! I really enjoy my performance art and I feel the painting benefits from the interaction with the crowd. It is a bit more high pressure to paint something without a plan in front of a crowd that you want to bid on your painting. You need to be on your game! The painting went for a very generous price. It helps to have surgeons among your guests!