First day of my show” Branches of Hope” in Gallery 1313 with a very special guest, the eminent Psychology professor and scholar, Dr. Juan Pascual-Leone (left in image) and our very caring and supportive director Phil Anderson(right in image). Professor Leone who is also a poet, and very knowledgeable in visual arts, spent hours giving me wonderful lessons about art, psychology and existential philosophy. He was very present and gave a lot of generous feedback and words of wisdom, kindness, encouragements as well as constructive criticism and useful suggestions. In addition, he changed the names of many of the paintings! 🙂 I felt I met one of my close family members such as an uncle who showered me with attention. I don’t think my life will be the same again after this meeting!