Owning a Gallery and also working full-time as a landscape painter is not for those without passion for both and the ability to juggle serveral overlapping commitments at once. Especially in our current environment. Sometimes, I even question my sanity in taking on such an adventure 😂. But, here we are with four years behind us. I have made a personal commitment to at least one more year ahead. Yes, it is a year-by-year review. No, I am not certain how long I will continue with the gallery. It could be 2 or 3 or even 10 years. We shall see. My ongoing and added caregiver responsibilities these last 12 years will likely be a factor in any decision I make. Nothing is really for certain is it? But today, we are doing well and we are here! I am most grateful for your continued patronage as art collectors and serious fans. Without you, none of this would be possible. Thank you!
And for now, celebrate with me because last year, 2020, saw 42 of my new works released and 28 finding homes. This year, until these six new painting sketches in this issue, I had released 13 new works and nine in my inventory have found homes. In case you are wondering, this is an excellent flow of works-out-the-door for an artist at any time, never mind during a pandemic that saw our walk-in visitors to the gallery decreased by around 80% for the past 18 months. Fortunately, in-person gallery visitors are slowly starting to increase. This is what gives me the courage to offer you a special savings on my acrylic paintings sketches.
First, I anticipate being able to continue painting for a very long time and also that painting sketches, whether plein air or studies, will continue to be part of my painting practice. So even though these sketches generally find homes swiftly, even without a special half price savings, it will be okay. I shall soon have more to offer.
In addition, the gallery works extremely hard to get the asking price for the artists it represents. In this special offer, this principle continues to apply for all works beyond my acrylic painting sketches.
Here are some ideas to spark your imagination. You might want to consider pairing this oil painting by Jody Waldie with one of my painting sketches.