A couple of months ago I became aware of an artist in Tulsa, Oklahoma named Celeste Vaught. A local Natick painter had linked to Celeste's site from her blog. When I saw Celeste's painting, Sunset Fence, from her Taos series, and her wonderful Hopper-esque paintings from her Urban series, I was inspired to inquire if she would paint one of my favorite photos from Flickr.
Now some reference images to keep you on track...
Celeste Vaught. See her site here.
Oh, and I had consulted with her on a frame, and she said she liked the one I chose. Here is a terrible photo of it in it's frame the day it arrived in my office (it's much darker and richer in person). Colleen and I are trying to find the perfect spot for it in our home, and we're leaning toward redoing our bedroom and using this as the inspiration.