October 8th 2017 began a series of wildfires surrounding our community. They turned out to be some of the most devastating fires in California history. We were awakened at 3 in the morning October 9th to discover that an Advisory Evacuation Order had been issued for our community. The following Thursday a Mandatory Evacuation Order was issued. We worried about our house and my studio from afar for nine days and then were allowed to return. Our home is safe to great relief all around. I made contact with and paintings for some of the people who were a great help during this time. The four pictured here are
The Police Chief of Santa Rosa
The Fire Chief of Santa Rosa
The Sherriff of Sonoma County and
The Chief Engineer of Cal Fire
-- Thanks for keeping us safe.