Cheryl McCarra Fairchild and her husband Dan were stationed in Germany from 1974-1977 in the Karlsruhe area. Cheryl remembered to Kami (Diego Voci Project):
“I met Diego for the first time at an OWC (Officer’s Wives Club Luncheon). I fell in love with Diego’s work and his personality. I wanted to buy an oil painting. On a Lieutenant’s salary we eventually settled for 3 Diego lithographs which we bought over time from Lillian Dussard.”
“When our family retired to the US in Georgia years later, I started searching online for DIEGO paintings. I found our first oil painting: “Giovene Ragazza”. The profile reminded me of my mother”.
Diego’s vibrant and bright colors in the scarves almost contradict the calm serene and fine features of her eyes and lips.
“Diego actually asked me to model for him. At the time I had two small children and saw no way to do that. I’m kicking myself now!”
Though Helga Voci, Diego’s widow, states;
“Diego rarely used models, Diego painted from memory.”
Helga was referring to studio models. Evidence is frequent that out of the studio face to face in the moment, a face of a woman or man, young or old, would inspire Diego. Example: http://www.artifactcollectors.com/diego-voci-painting-of-the-week-5154118/Page9.html#91027; an interesting story of a black beauty with intriguing eyes.
And stay tuned for more exciting news from the Fairchild’s and the “New Generation”.
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22 July 2015 AC ADV #472