I met Amedeo Baldovino a few years ago now ... I wrote of it here.
A few months ago, I received bad news. He had collapsed in the city and was on life-support. It didn't look good and I grieved for both the man and the talented artist.
Karla kept me informed. He came through surgery, he was recovering ... it was so good to hear but this morning, out picking up breakfast, I stopped to say hi to the artists in Via San Lorenzo.
Angelo gestured to the cafe, I walked in, and it was Amedeo!!! Back painting, back in his weekend spot, BACK.
I didn't quite jump all over him like a happy puppy but I was so very very pleased to see him.
That man ... he painted this painting as a gift to me. He painted me into Genova. You can imagine how much I loved that.
Today I am celebrating Amedeo here on the blog. Everyone should have some Amedeo hanging in their home. If you think you would like to see some of his work, let me know, I'll go photograph some of the delights he has hanging and we'll work out the shipping costs.
Back in Genova, and loving it, as always.