July 01, 2006

No More Road Trips

It was a good trip, a chance to get to know the Memphis gallery owners/directors a bit better since I've only been with them a year and we're still learning about each other. He and she are very nice people who said nice things about my new work and promptly paid me for two biggies recently sold. Turns out they have a bit of a mentor in a well established decorator, an older gentleman who seems to have taken them under his wing. They both worked for another well known gallery in Memphis until about five years ago when they split and started selling out of their homes. He advised them to open a shop near his and they seem to be doing very nicely, even moving to a much nicer spot in the same building. We stopped by his shop to see one of my larger paintings displayed with traditional furnishings and accessories. I seldom get to see my work displayed other than in white wall galleries and this was very special. Apparently this has lead to more interest in my work... sort of a mark of approval for those who need that kind of assurance when decorating. I'll just hold my breath...

Glad we made the effort to travel on to Little Rock to see oldest son and family. Love their new house, it was smart of them to downsize a bit, but their lives are run, run, run as with most families with kids in sports. A bonus was watching our 16 yr old grandson play in a tennis tournament and win the match. (It's his older sister that I met in France for a few days in April. She returns home next week.) Missed out on a softball game for the younger g-kid, but couldn't make them both and we'd seen her play last year... she's a very talented catcher!

It's good to have new work spread around and all inventories updated. Sure glad I'm not responsible for selling the stuff!

4 comments:

Martha Marshall said...

I will definitely have to get by there on our next trip to Memphis!

Going to Tuscaloosa in August to change out at Liz Charles. I hope she ends up doing well -- it's been a slow start.

KJ said...

Check in with me closer to travel time, would love to have you stop by or overnight even. Hopefully the fall will be good to the new gallery, summer is usually the pits.

ggaleria said...

The photograph shows your work beautifully. I believe that if people were exposed to abstract art in this kind of setting, rather than strictly the white walls of galleries, they would be a little less fearful of buying and living with it.

KJ said...

I was once represented by a gallery called Two Collectors, which was a terrific idea at, sadly, the wrong place and time. It was a combination of art and antiques, which allowed for better display options for both entities. Seems there would be more such combinations.