I don’t usually start an issue with what has sold but it seems it is as good as any place to begin this time. Two painting sketches in the latest “Paintings of the Salish Sea” solo show of small works were both purchased by newsletter subscribers and both paintings will eventually have homes in the United States.
This first painting sketch will be added to their portfolio of my paintings by two inspiring International art collectors. They happen to have a soft spot for Canadian painters and landscape paintings in particular. When one of them wrote to me about purchasing this specific work below, he shared the following words…
“For me, nature, particularly trees speak in the loudest whispers. When we take the time to listen, we can hear the most wonderful songs. As I look at your paintings, particularly those we purchased, I find myself experiencing both your sense of connectedness to the scene, and the communication you experienced as you painted. It fascinates me to listen to the dialogue. Being pulled into that conversation is a wonderous moment. The same can be and is experienced when wandering a museum; taking the time to stand in front of a painting, seeing the artist touch the canvas, knowing one is standing in front of the canvas she/he stood before, seeing what they felt and saw, and looking at the brush strokes is a participation in their internal thought process—the inner dialogue.”
I think this work is going to enjoy its new home. ;)