Niños, original painting and story by Jan Schultz
About the artist: Jan Schultz lives with her husband Don and dogs Kylie and Panda in sunny Yuma, Arizona.
About the painting: Jan grew up in a small town in Texas. On weekends, her parents took Jan and her older brother to spend the weekend with their grandparents who lived in the city. On Sundays, to ensure good behavior in church, her grandmother gave each child two quarters. One quarter was for the offering plate - a lesson in giving. The other was for ice cream after church. In this painting, Jan captures a moment in childhood, with imaginary sisters Cynthia and Sandra (two childhood friends) and memories of visits to her grandparents house. Some of Jan's favorite things are adobe houses, hollyhocks and sunflowers and the color orange. Sandy was the name of her childhood dog. Jan (Julia) in the story, was always the "smallest one".
To learn more about Jan and her art, visit her website.