Smoking Grapes is a unique piece, done very early in my career. At the time this painting was completed I could not afford to publish it as I was completing a cigar series, which had been the focus of my work for the previous 12 months. This painting segues to the art that I would become known for. You can see in this image evidence of the evolution of my painting - not only do the grapes not have leaves, these characters do not even have arms! It is a pleasure to revisit this early work and be able to finally share it with my collectors.