Andy Santone

Happily Ever After

Drawing

Dr. Suess summarizes love - “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

Art all too often depicts the depressing and harsh injustices and cruelties of modern-day life. The moments of beauty and romanticism found within people’s lives are often forgotten.

Even though the desolate times we are experiencing may be harsh, in my artwork I wanted to portray the love you feel with another person, whether it be for a friend, a family member, or a partner. A love that doesn’t decease or diminish. And what better an example than my Italian grandparents? Even after a long spanning marriage of 45 years, every day they delve into a deep spiritual love that has moved far beyond physical desire. Within my work I aim to encapsulate the enduring love they share. Great love stories often end with the words, “Happily Ever After”, but in fact, that is just the beginning.