Boy, 2017 and January flew by! I am way behind publishing this article. After getting past some really challenging times, I feel like so many great things have happened in my personal and professional life in 2017. I am really excited for what 2018 has in store for me. These are my the top 5 art accomplishments of 2017 that I am most grateful and excited about!
1) St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles magazine interview and photoshoot
I was approached about a full spread featured artisan article, interview and photoshoot about me and my art in the March 2018 issue of St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles magazine. They did the interview and photoshoot late in 2017, the magazine will be published near the end of February 2018. I am so excited to see how it all comes together!
2) Boutique contemporary hotel in Davenport purchased my art
I met an interior designer when I was exhibiting at the Webster Arts Fair this summer. She loved one of my large red paintings for a contemporary hotel project she was working on in Davenport, Iowa. The hotel loved it too, and now my modern abstract painting is part of a beautiful art-themed hotel experience.
3) Dierbergs Markets purchased a painting for corporate office
This fall, another one of my large red paintings was purchased for the Dierbergs corporate offices in Chesterfield Missouri.
4) Multiple paintings purchased by Seattle collector
It isn’t as common to sell multiple pieces to the same collector at the same time, especially large paintings. But a couple in Seattle found my art and fell in love with several paintings for their home. I crated them up and sent them on their long journey to the northwest.
5) Commissioned painting for a couple in Philadelphia
I love doing commissioned art! It is really gratifying to work with people who want my art in their homes or businesses to enjoy. It is a great opportunity to get to know them and it makes the situation a lot more personal and gratifying. A couple in Philadelphia commissioned me to do a large painting in their dining room. They had just gotten married and moved into a new house that they are making into their joint home. Was a great experience to be a part of their new life together.
Here’s to an amazing 2018 for all of us!