On a trip to Havana, Cuba 25 years ago I wandered around the backstreets and alleyways rarely ventured by tourists. I was struck by the beautiful ornate doorways of the houses with peeling paint that represented the faded glory of that city. Those images stayed in my mind for many years. When the time was right, I wanted to represent my memories of those images onto canvas. Hence my painting “Doorways of Havana” was born.