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Sara Simmons and the Kent House (2009)

Sara Simmons is an elderly woman, who lives in Alexandria, Louisiana, and is a wonderful patron of the arts and philanthropist. She supports the Kent House Plantation, the only remaining pre-Civil War structure in Alexandria, as well as numerous other civic projects. She is in her 90's, but hardly looks or acts that way. Recently, she helped host visiting musicians and judges of the Louisiana International Piano Competition. She also goes and greets departing and arriving troops at the nearby Fort Polk in Leesville, Louisiana. A great lady.

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Rusty Woodward-Gladdish 02 Feb 2010

An amazing portrait! We expect nothing less from you David!!! Brilliant artwork!

Julie Mayser 05 Jan 2010

Ahhhhhh, now we have the end of the story! You are right , she does not look her age.What a vivacious and remarkable woman! Bravo to Sara Simmons, and to you for painting this special portrait!

Olga van Dijk 05 Jan 2010

Ahhhh.... reading the text gives even more OOMPH to your painting What a great dedication to an awesome lady David!! I have a friend of 91 and she's still milking her cows every morning!~ Love and Light, OLGA

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 05 Jan 2010

now reading the text, impressed by this all, and indeed she looks so young, her work and smile is keeping her like this! she is GREAT!!! and the artist who painted her is GREAT too!