Monday, February 21, 2011

Driving Smart on the Appian Way

Driving Smart on the Appian Way is a 12x12 oil by Shirley Fachilla

When my husband and I went to Rome, we rode the bus to the Appian Way, that ancient Roman road traveled by Caesar, Cicero and Augustus more than two thousand years ago. There, on Via Appia, parked in front of a charming Roman villa was a Smart Car, a mini-marvel of fuel efficiency. And I thought if more of us drove smart, lived smart, thought smart, in another two thousand years another pair of tourists could admire this ancient road on just such another beautiful spring day.
Driving Smart on the Appian Way is one of the paintings I'll have in the Green Show in the Marnie Sheridan Gallery at Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Green Show is all about thinking, living and yes, driving green. There's an artist's reception from 3 to 5 on Sunday, March 6. And the show will hang through April 12. If you're near, please drop by and see some new green.


  1. Très jolie peinture que celle-ci, avec de merveilleuses nuances de couleurs qui me font du bien à regarder...
    J'aime aussi ces petites voitures smart qui fleurissent dans notre pays depuis déjà pas mal de temps... très utiles en ville...

  2. Very sunny and cheerful. A nice painting.

  3. Very nice painting! Good luck in the show!

  4. Beautiful colors. Such a nice softness about your work.


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Pieces by (clockwise from left to right) : Susan Harlan, Janet Garner, Shirley Fachilla, Mike Martino and Topper Williams. So many ...