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The dream

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60 in
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On the balcony overlooking the Raffles Hotel lobby, a local man stopped to talk to me. 
He said, “You’re a painter?”
Me: “Yes!”
Him: “Where?”
Me: “Here at the Hotel for one month from Canada.”
Him: “Wow! These are beautiful paintings!”
A few more minutes back & forth. While he was walking away he turned around & said, “Wait! I have a gift for you. I must give you something. You’re from Canada!” ...reaches into his pocket...”You know charcoal? You put this on charcoal & it burns & has nice smell. They use it at weddings. It’s very beautiful smell. 1 kilogram of this is ten thousand dollar.”
Hands it to me with a big smile. 
These moments of kind interactions from a culture I know very little about but each minute I fall more in love with it.

This painting was created during my second residency at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai in February 2018. 

Acrylics on canvas

Painting and all art images © Giselle Denis Fine Artist