Oil on 24"x24" panel. Ananda is a friend and an amazing innovative artist. His daughter is Zaila whom I have painted many times, his wife is Phyllis Barba, another incredibly talented artist. Here on the north coast of California we live in a arts micro climate. which is a mixed blessing. kind of. Such a climate is essential for artistic growth but, there is a flood of high quality art available which keeps prices and sales moderate. That's okay, because there are more collectors now, Art is very important here and that's exciting.