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“Yes Dear the Meal is Wonderful” Oil 40 x 60 by Tom Kelly 1989

Painted in oil in about 1988-89. It is a simple expression of the overwhelming feeling of providing for a family. After returning home after work, a little late, I sat down to eat.  My two little girls immediately climbed over me asking questions and seeking attention. My wife then asked how the meal was and I replied. Later I went out and did a drawing  later transferring it to a painting. This painting was the first painting in the studio style and the beginning of number of works in this directions. The painting won the Art Director’s Award resulting in a number of posters printed of this piece of work. Currently hangs wonderfully in my daughter’s home.

Yes Dear the Meal is Wonderrful