When I was living in Hawaii, I had the pleasure of meeting John Pitre at an "All Artist Event" at a Wyland Gallery on the North Shore.
I was walking through the Artist show rooms, and I was looking at one of his works, and I heard a voice from behind me ask, "What do you think of this piece?" Thinking it was a consultant trying to get me to buy it, I responded with, "I'm not really fond of it." I then hear, "Could you tell me why, I'm the artist that painted it." My head dropped, and I pointed over to a piece that I really did like, and said, "But I LOVE that one!". He then asked me to explain to him why I didn't like the one, and really liked the other. He and I talked for a good 30-45 minutes, not going over just the one piece, but every piece in his display area. He allowed me to have my photo taken with him. Blew me away. I still have that photo today. It actually helped me to get a job as an art consultant when I moved to San Antonio at the now closed Wyland Gallery at the Rivercenter Mall.
As of today, I now own a signed and numbered print (Restrictions), and a signed and numbered poster of Focus on Light. I also have posters of Israel Martyrs, Retribution, Remnant of Power, Domination of Power, and a small open edition of Aumakua and the Ancient Voyagers.
In the future, I hope to have more.
John Pitre Fan for Life