Wednesday, July 4, 2012

echo Art Fair 2012

My gosh, surely it can't be that one month has already passed since my last post?

Time sure does fly when you're busy having fun. Since then I celebrated my birthday, made lots of new paintings, and sold the one I featured in my last post! I had a lovely studio visit with a new collector who is quite discerning – at 91 years old she has collected a but handful of artworks, and "knows what she likes and doesn't care what anyone else thinks!" She has a beautiful, light filled penthouse apartment in a restored 1927 building and I am so happy that my painting found such a home among J.'s small, but eclectic and extremely tasteful collection. It is always an honor for me when someone responds strongly enough to a painting to buy it and live with it, but it's really special when I get a glimpse into a collector's life and how that work fits into it. Making a (partial) livelihood from the work I do is always a great thing, but I can't downplay how much I enjoy building relationships with collectors and appreciators. It really fuels what I do in the studio. Thank you, J.!

In other news, I have been busy getting ready for echo Art Fair coming this weekend in Buffalo, NY. I'll be among about 40 individual artists and a handful of galleries with booths showing and selling art. It's a two-day weekend affair that kicks off with a VIP party on Friday evening, and based on my experience last year and all the chatter that's been all over town this year, I have a feeling this is going to be a fantastic event all around. I do urge you to have a look at the website for all information regarding the schedule, the exhibitors, and more – it's going to be an exciting time for all involved. Now in its second year, echo has grown to include galleries from Toronto, Canada and artists from the  beyond the immediate region. 

I'd like to share with you images of just some of the work that I will have to offer at my booth (number 16, by the way, in case you're able to attend!). In addition to paintings on canvas, I will also offer smaller framed works on paper (ink drawings, collages) as well as larger painted pieces on unframed Yupo paper. I hope you enjoy – let me know what you think!

(As yet untitled) acrylic on canvas, 15" x 30", 2012.

Great Expectations, acrylic on canvas, 15" x 24", 2012.

(As yet untitled) acrylic on canvas, 15" x 30", 2012.

The Void, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 16", 2012.

Tidal Wave, acrylic and ink on Yupo paper, 27" x 53", 2011.