From the artist:
"Once upon a time..." is a painting that I have wanted to do for years. I wanted to combine reading with children along with an iconic image of Yellowstone and the famous bruin residents of the area. I love the peaceful setting and the closeness of parent and cub sharing a good book. Additional background: As a 5th grader I saw the painting called, "The Reader" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard on a trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and never forgot it. This is my homage to Fragonard.
Mimi Matsuda Art // Bozeman, MT