The Gallery that I got to exhibit in, the "baby grand" is a huge room which allotted me two 19 foot walls and two 6 foot walls for my paintings. Given this amount of space, I decided to mount the show as a "mini retrospective " of my work to showcase larger heavier, pieces painted on wood that I don't get to exhibit at my outdoor shows and paintings from the beginning and middle of my career as a painter. The room is beautiful and a wonderful venue to exhibit in. The hanging system was a bit tricky at first and due to the size and weight of most of the paintings and I would have been lost in hanging it without the help of my friend Stacy from Storm Flight Designs.
|Awesome Steve Sottung on guitar|
Looking around my show, I felt very proud, like a mom surveying her children and grandchildren and appreciating each one of them for their unique and special qualities. The part I always enjoy about these things is talking to people about the paintings. I love to hear their stories about what they think is going on in the painting or why they think I painted things a certain way. That is the interaction that is so special and magical about creating art. What did the artist intend? What does the viewer perceive? I find that they are never wrong in whatever they bring to viewing the painting because that is THEIR experience with the work, so how can I say it's wrong?