I am amazed and amused with the people who occasionally write or call me thinking they are contacting 'the other Denise Rich', ex wife of billionaire Marc Rich of Clinton pardoning fame. I wonder what makes sense about a full time professional fine artist who both photographs and paints her subjects as well as accepts commissions from client photos, having time to throw lavish parties, fly around the world appearing with Howard Stern, showing off her Yacht on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, attending charity events etc. It does seem a little obvious to me that I wouldn't have time for that kind of frivality, yet I continue to receive emails such as the following one that came in yesterday:
"Hey there Denise Rich! This is a shout out to you from Joey the Ice Man at Ice Fantasies! We worked together on the Angel Ball and your great private parties - including that one with the female hood ornaments at your home with Ashford and Simpson. Since then I've won an Emmy and done amazing ice art. Would love to make your ice fantasies come true again - www.icefantasies.com Shout me back! Peace and love, Joey the Ice man"
I had to write Joey the 'Ice Man' back and let him know that although he did reach Denise Rich, since I have no
recollection of 'female hood ornaments' at any of my parties, anything about an Angel Ball nor working with someone called "Joey the Ice Man", thank you very much for the 'shout' but I was certain it was a case of mistaken identity.
This was on the heels of an email from a woman who said she looked me up 'because I saw you last night on Housewives of New York
I'm a current resident and native of San Diego County, I'm either in the field collecting reference, in my studio working most every day of the week, the only time I travel is for an art show. How does it make any sense that I would be on the Housewives of New York? Now if she said she looked me up because she saw me with a camera stalking cattle near Julian, that would make sense!