Old Red County Courthouse in 1892 – Dallas, Texas. Watercolor & pencil
“Commissioned for Terrell with love from Jim, to honor her dedication to the Old Red Museum.”
“When my wife gave me my dream bicycle for my birthday, I knew the pressure was on to give her a gift that was as thoughtful and perfect. We met Tauma at a show last spring and I realized then how much Terrell liked her work and later she mentioned that one day she would like to have a painting of the Old Red Museum where she had previously been the CEO. I called Tauma and we met for the first of three or four coffee meetings where we discussed the concept, reviewed sketches and then celebrated the final product. Tauma was extremely patient responding to all of my questions since this was a new experience for me.
The entire process was fun and easy; plus, the joy in Terrell’s eyes left no doubt that Tauma had captured the authenticity and mystery of Old Red. The painting will always be a part of our life.”