An Original Art and a Story

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Minot Realtor

An Original Art and a Story

Original Art

A Smile For His Mother

About 40 years ago, when I became a Christian, I saw a 3D type of picture at an open house and I liked it so much I asked an artist to recreate it for me by my description. He didn't even come close but I've loved the painting all these years none the less. The artist Gregory Tougas of Fargo ND titled the painting, A Smile For His Mother.

The artist took longer to deliver the portrait to me then he expected. When he did deliver it he was very apologetic. He explained to me: "Bob, I was not a Christian when you asked me to paint this for you but putting that blood on his face was the hardest thing I ever had to do." That blood changed his life and he had a hard time giving up the painting because of how it affected him.

I have tried to contact Gregory since but have been unable to find any trace of him anywhere. If you know where Gregory Tougas is please let him know that even 40 years later the painting hangs on my wall and still moves me today.

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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
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Bob, what a nice way to find someone.  Sharing their works and how after 40 years their works still touch your life daily. 

Wishing you success in all your endeavors in 2016.

Jan 03, 2016 08:17 PM #1
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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You never know how your request really impacted the artist. Who knows what that blood really did?  Have  a great day!

Jan 03, 2016 09:00 PM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Bob. I am not a Christian but this painting is very special.

Jan 03, 2016 10:30 PM #3
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
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Good morning Bob,

The Lord works in mysterious ways and will keep you spellbound if one pays attention.

Make yourself a great day.

Jan 03, 2016 10:38 PM #4
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Bob Ratliff
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I love this photo and the rope around the wrist also has much meaning like the blood, very powerful painting. I'm too a Christian and enjoyed your story how your photo moved the artist. I hope you can find him.

Jan 03, 2016 10:39 PM #5
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Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
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Bobby, commissioning a painting, any painting is a big deal. I am impressed by your dedication to your beliefs.

Bill Roberts

Jan 03, 2016 10:42 PM #6
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Very moving painting indeed.  I am so happy to hear that this painting touched the artist.  That is amazing.

Jan 04, 2016 01:09 AM #7
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William Feela
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Bob, that is a different portrait for sure.  WE never know what will bring out the belief in our world

Jan 04, 2016 06:53 AM #8
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Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
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Bob, thanks for sharing this story. We never know sometimes the results of our actions.

Jan 04, 2016 09:16 PM #9
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Inna Ivchenko
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They say, an artist leave his/her emotions inside the art he/she creates, that's why it affect us so deeply. I hope, you will be able to find him.

God bless!

Jan 05, 2016 05:14 PM #10
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