I am so thrilled that "Flight of the Wild Swan" has found a new home. It was painted upon return from a trip to Ireland, where I was mesmerized by the whiteness of swan feathers against the dark waters. I did a series of 9 swan paintings - this was the largest at 30"x40". I found the fortress of Kinsale was one of our most important stops on the trip, even amongst the host of beautiful, inspiring and compelling places we visited. The site of the last stand of the Irish against English rule, the clan chiefs were beaten solidly and fled the country with Ireland, the clans never to rise again. The leadership's exodus was known as the "flight of the wild geese." I have Irish heritage, and the entire trip, especially Kinsale, was very poignant for me.