Saturday, June 30, 2012

One Door Closes Another One Opens

"High Summer"   34"x 28"  Oil On Canvas
Three years ago I joined with a fellow artist and opened a gallery/studio in Ocala, Florida where I live.  The gallery went through several transformations during that time, but the result was always the same...I was more a store keeper than an artist.

The gallery gave me the opportunity to visit with clients and friends, talk with other artists, support the arts in my community and share information.  The down side was that I was not painting as much as I wanted and needed to.  It felt as though my creative juices were drying up.  My passion is painting, so, after much thought I closed the gallery when my lease expired May 31.

I have been fortunate to have had a successful art career for almost 20 years before I opened the gallery.  During that time my work has been represented by galleries, shown in museum exhibitions, sold at numerous jurried art festivals and even took me to the White House.

I am anxious to get back into the studio full time and build a strong inventory for the coming season.  Check in with my blog to see new paintings, show dates and art events as they are scheduled. 

I am very excited about what lies ahead---keep watching!!