Just in time for a break from all the craziness, here comes March, roaring in like a lion, is that the expression? We've had a very good run for being the new kid on the block and I am forever grateful! Not only have we art sales, but I've had a slew of free publicity which was totally unsolicited. Most people would kill for this media coverage and its all been very well written and excellent portrayals of my journey through the art maze. Paula Detwiller wrote an excellent article in the Pineapple News-our local paper, Sangita Chandra produced a fabulous TV segment on the Caymans for WCVB -Boston Chronicle show, and now the tony Palm Beach Illustrated magazine just featured me a "Forward Player" in their March issue. So they love the story of my mid life crisis and move to an island where I knew virtually no one and had no plan. So, I like to take chances! But I am also dedicated to painting and now putting quality imagery on products and promoting beautiful things. My life right now is crazy busy, I'm supplying cruise ship groups with my products, Little Palm Island in the Keys with my art and products, special orders for the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman, along with a few commissions and running the Gallery Store. I hope next time I write I will be sipping a pina colada- or two- or three- under a palm tree somewhere. But for now I am thankful that we are doing well and having a good time! ciao.
we had a busy January in the store, selling lots of gift items and over 7 original works of art I met a truly wonderful couple from North Palm Beach who have been searching for a few years for just the right art for their home. I am honored that they sought me out and chose several pieces of mine! This makes what I do so gratifying. Also installing two large original acrylic canvases in Boca Raton this week for a couple who fell in love with my new "abstract" work. I've so wanted to express myself from my memory. My mind is filled with images- material- from years and tears of observing and taking photographs. Now that imagination is coming forth in abstract work based solely on what I remember- not specific photos. This has been a challenge but a good one and now that that work is being so well received I am thrilled!
Just back from Cayman where I had a fun time filming for the upcoming show Chronicle from Bsoton. Photos on my NEWS page. the crew was warm and funny, and we enjoyed dinner and drinks courtesy of my old good friend and owner of the fabulous restaurant The Wharf iin Grand Cayman. I have been trulyt blessed in life to do what I love, and to be able to live what I love. more later.
Its been a long time since I posted. I took some time off after moving out of West Palm Beach gallery I was exhausted and need some "me" time. But here I am back in my hometown of Delray beach with a new look, new items, and having lots of fun painting on everything I can get my hands on. I'm painting on mailboxes, glass, sisal rugs and who knows what else. The Colony Hotel , which the store is attached to, is a pride and joy of Delray and is a prefect fit with my love of "Old Florida". Everything oozes charm and warmth. Many of my products and gift items feature my watercolor of the Colony, including note cards, magnets, coasters and ornaments. Its the only store on Atlantic Ave that has gifts unique to Delray Beach and we take pride in the fact that 99% of the items in our store were made with love in the USA, and 98% were made locally. Now isn't that a unique fact these days. To see us is to support us. Thank you to all who "get" us and stay tuned, and more to come.
I'm pleased to announce that Jan Stein, a resident of West Palm Beach,( she really lives only a few blocks away) has taken over the position of sales manager for the gallery. She brings enthusiasm, ideas and lots of enery into the gallery. And affords me the opportunity to get back to more time in my studio. Yea!
Blank canvas is starting me down. Inviting me to figure it out. Happy to be working at home again,
So Many People came to our opening, many new faces, art lovers, friends, fellow artists, the curious and the party animals. grateful that our creative efforts matters.
Getting ready for the opening party, staying up late making labels, rethinking my titles.. wondering who what when why. art is a funny business. we are celebrated, toasted,talked about, bid on, dissed and thrown to the wolves. and yet. we ar maniacs and must create. no matter what. the price at the local art show is or at Sothbys, it doesn't matter. art must live a life of its own inhabited deep in the soul of the host. Love us and support us and never forget that a culture without art is grey and lifeless.
Picasso said " Art Washes Away from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life."