“A person’s life purpose is nothing more than to rediscover, through the detours of art or love or passionate work, those one or two images in the presence of which his heart first opened.” -Albert Camus
Just shipped these four pieces to Bennett Galleries Nashville (info on the gallery is under the above tab – ‘Where to Purchase My Work’). Bennett Galleries has been a great place for my work. I was accepted into their gallery this past June and I took seven pieces. They have two pieces left, so I’ve been working hard these last few weeks to get them more work.
Having my workt here has been great. Hunter Museum in Chattanooga has a big fundraiser/silent auction every year. A committee from the museum goes to several big city galleries to choose work for the auction. One of my pieces was selected from Bennetts. YAY!
Also Bennett Galleries ran an ad in the Nashville Art Magazine last month and used an image of one of my paintings in the ad.
A friend of mine who lives in Nashville emailed me when he saw it. I was taken by surprise. I had no idea this would be in the magazine. It ended up in a sale! YAY!
And finally I will be part of a show at Bennetts which opens November 13 and runs through the holidays.The show will feature nine of their newest artists – so happy to be included!
Success when you are older has a frivolous sort of charm unlike anything one can experience in their youthful twenties and thirties. It feels like a deliciously surprising treat – as if I’ve entered a second childhood. Whatever the nature of the feeling, it lets me know that it is absolutely possible to re-create happiness at any age. It astonishes me. It also proves that one should never give up on their dreams.
“I have been in love with painting ever since I became conscious of it at the age of six. I drew some pictures I thought fairly good when I was fifty, but really nothing I did before the age of seventy was of any value at all. At seventy-three I have a last caught every aspect of nature – birds, fish, animals, insects, trees, grasses, all. When I am eighty I shall have developed still further and I will really master the secrets of art at ninety. When I reach a hundred my work will be truly sublime and my final goal will be attained around the age of one hundred and ten, when every line and dot I draw will be imbued with life.” -Hokusai