Tuesday, December 28, 2021

18th Street Reflections
Oil on panel
8x8 inches

One more painting created in 2021.

Reflecting on this strange and challenging year that is coming to an end, thank you so much for your enthusiasm and ongoing support of my work. This is every artists dream.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2022.

Friday, December 3, 2021

A Story of a Sale



"One 57th Reflections"
Oil on canvas
24x24 inches

Yesterday a locksmith came to the studio building to replace some locks. After he completed the work he came upstairs to receive payment. As he was passing by my studio he poked his head in and asked if he could look around. Seconds after stepping into my space his eyes alighted on this painting and it was a magic moment, he was drawn to this painting like a magnet. His eyes opened wide, a huge smile appeared and he stood transfixed in front of the painting. "Is this painting for sale, how much?" Yes, I replied and told him the price, thinking it was out of his price range and he'd continue looking around. I mentioned that I do offer a discount when selling work directly from my studio. "How much?" he asked. I came up with a price and not missing a beat said he wanted to buy the painting. This young man then showed me some of the photos he'd taken on his phone and I could see why this particular artwork resonated so strongly with him. We chatted about the background and inspiration of the painting and he was absolutely thrilled. Later that afternoon he picked up the painting and paid for his new acquisition. 

Having sold many paintings over the years, I have to say that this buyer's reaction was so immediate it took me by surprise. His young age was an added bonus - the fact that he wanted to spend his hard earned money on a work of art was indeed special. Life is full of unforgettable moments in an artist's life and this was definitely one of them.