Releasing something you created into the world is a vulnerable event for an artist. As we receive feedback from family, friends, social media, galleries and collectors we learn and we grow, it is part of the journey - at least for me.
If a collector loves a painting enough to purchase it, that really is the icing on the cake of that feedback. By using their hard earning cash to "say" they love my work enough to purchase it is an wonderful thing. Over the years there have been so many dear souls that have purchased my work. I am grateful for all of you!!
While I have loved being in the Gallery system for nearly twenty years, and have wonderful relationships with my Gallery owners I have always had the dream of "doing my own thing." In late 2019 I made the decision to move from Galleries to selling my work through my website.
The goal was to paint landscapes for all of 2020, and that is still the goal. My store was launched in early 2020. Sales were starting to happen.
Everything changed, the world was put on hold. So many things effected...including my new business. And yet, I am grateful. There have been so many people hit with far worse circumstances than mine. I have a roof. I have food. My family is well. My heart continues to go out too all of the people that are struggling, this is not easy.
And so, rather than throwing in the towel, or putting my work on the back burner...I am moving to plan B. Until life gets back to a new normal I am going to be selling my paintings via auction. This will enable me to keep painting, and collectors will have the ability to purchase at auction prices. It's a win-win, and I'm really looking forward to getting it going!
I am still working on the details, but the goal is the have the first auction this fall. I will post information on both my Facebook and Instagram accounts. Anyone on my email list will get VIP access prior to the start date for each auction. Please note, I don't send many emails...I know how annoying they can be! I will only contact my list when there is a new launch or other important time sensitive information. You can either sign up on my website, send me an email or message me via Instagram or Facebook and I will add you from this end.
I'm excited! I hope you are too! This is going to be fun! :)