The Paintings of John Morra: Full of Grace and Uplift

Nearly two decades ago, I attended a gallery opening with my then-boyfriend Sabin Howard.

Sabin introduced a slim, bright-eyed man with an elfin, perspicacious gleam. Sabin said, “John is a painter.” Sotto voce, to me alone, he added, “A good one.”

Chardin meets Melendez by John Morra

Rare words of praise from my discerning husband. Sabin evaluates other artists solely on the basis…