Portrait of Jazz Singer Kim Nalley and her Grandmother singing “When the Saints Come Marching In” together at Le Colonial, San Francisco
It was very moving to see my friend, jazz singer Kim Nalley, being joined onstage by her grandmother, affectionately known by Kim as Gammy, in Le Colonial, San Francisco. I used one of the photos I took of the special performance as reference to create this painting (above) of that precious creative moment in which love, passion, family and music spanned across generations in powerful synergy. Sadly Gammy recently passed away and Kim asked me for this painting to show at her funeral service. I’ll let Kim’s own words tell the rest of the story: A Priceless Gift of Art… and Love.