Guest Blogger Sharon Connelly

Every so often, I will invite someone else to contribute to my blog. Today, you'll hear from Sharon Connelly from my publishing company. She's been with me for 11 years…–Charles

Hello all – I am so glad that I have this opportunity to “blog” with all of you. Being with Charles for 11 years I have seen many cool things. To watch Charles come up with ideas for the different editions is so much fun. He will come to work in the morning with a piece of paper or a napkin that he was drawing on the night before and it will turn out to be a new doctor piece or something to do with California. Sometimes he will be up in his office all day, you walk in and he will hold up a board and say “what do you think of this?” and it will be a New York piece or something to do with Broadway. It's amazing to watch his mind work and what he puts down on paper is just incredible!

I think my favorite part of this whole job is going out with Charles to the shows and meeting all of you! I have met so many great people in my tavels – it amazes me when some people say that they own 30 pieces and I so enjoy meeting people buying a Fazzino for the first time! I love hearing the stories of why people buy a certain piece – whether it's because it's their favorite team, reminds them of where they grew up, where they fell in love, a city they have visited on vacation or just a gift for a special occasion – the stories are always fascinating. I love that Charles' artwork makes people think about a special memory or special someone. It's great when Charles draws on the back of people's artwork at shows. People sometimes ask for the most obscure things and I think – how is Charles going to do this and he always figures it out. It still fascinates me after all of these years.

Please tell us your favorite story about meeting Charles or about why you bought a particular piece. We would love to hear from you! Thanks for letting me share my experience with you! I hope to “blog” with you again soon!

–Sharon

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2 responses to “Guest Blogger Sharon Connelly”

  1. Dana says:

    I have been lucky enough to see Charles at art shows or signings. However, seeing Charles working on a large canvas piece of Yankee Stadium while at the All-Star Game Fan Fest this year has been most impressive to me. Watching how he is able to make his work come to life so easily and naturally is astounding. Although, when given the opportunity to speak with him about his art, he is so humble and gracious. I hope all of you get to see this amazing artist at work…it will leave an impression you won’t soon forget!

  2. Natha Nuckols says:

    My first piece of his work was a framed print of the SuperBowl in Houston. I read an article in the Houston Chronicle and there was a picture of that print. My son had volunteered to work the half time show for the game. When I saw that picture I had to have it. I really wanted to keep it myself but I gave it to him. I didn’t think I would be able to get my hands on one. I found it in a small Gallery on Postoffice Street in Galveston, Texas. I parked my car and purchased it. I was late returning to work but I really didn’t care, I just couldn’t believe my good fortune.

    This past summer I was in Cooperstown, NY with my brother, and heading to the Cosby, Stills, and Nash concert, stoped dead in my tracks again. The Art Gallery, was full of his work and he was to appear the next day, but we had a plane to catch the next morning and didn’t get to meet him. My brother and I both made purchase’s and left them there for him to sign. I’m pretty sure the gallery was Stenhaven’s. He has one piece I would give my right arm for and it’s ” A Taste of Texas”. I’ve had to settle for the puzzle. I live in Galveston, Tx. and we were hit very hard by Hurricane Ike, and he did such a great job on the State of Texas, but so many of the things he captured from our City are no longer there, they were destroyed by the hurricane. Just memories now, but his picture brings what was back to life for me. I love Charles Fazzino and his fabulous art.

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