Fingers crossed that the warm weather stays...well...warm. Here at the gallery, we think it's spring because the 124th Street Grand Market has finally started! This year The Daffodil Gallery will be set up among other vendor in the area. Each time we set up our tent, we'll include a piece from the current show, one from our upcoming show, and a feature artist. This week we're featuring the bright and colourful acrylics of Alain Bedard.
The 124th Street Grand Market runs every Thursday from May 22nd to October 10th this year. We will be set up July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, October 2nd and possibly a few others. Mark your Calendars!
My 17 year old daughter has a boyfriend.
I'm pretty okay with it.
He's a nice young man and she seems very happy. And I guess it's time, she's almost a grown woman after all, but she seems so young and he breaks her heart I will break him!
It's a bit of a stretch to compare my first born child to my paintings, but there is a similar bittersweet feeling I experience when one of my paintings finds a new home and I'm sure other artists experience the same feeling.
I sold a painting recently to a lovely couple, originally from Switzerland and somehow their story became intertwined with the story of my painting. I was happy for them that they had found the perfect painting and it made that painting just a little more special for me which ultimately made it just a little harder to part with. I know that painting has found a good home, it already has a special spot in their home and I know it will be looked after.
So paintings or daughters, I'm kind of ready to let you go but forgive if I get a little misty eyed as you walk out the door.
July 13th seems like a good day to begin Blogging. Never having blogged before I'm not sure of all the ins and outs but I'm sure like everything else things will become clearer the more I write.
We opened 2 months ago on Friday May 13th and we're loving every minute of it. The response has been amazing and at times I can hardly believe people are talking about something that I have created!
The Gallery is a personal dream of mine, inspired by an old run down movie theatre, that is now home to a magnificent restaurant, in my hometown of Cheltenham England. If you're ever in Cheltenham tell them I sent you!
If you've never been in an Art Gallery before then the Daffodil is the place to begin - affordable, appealing and passionate art by talented local artists we have something for everyone. Our motto is Art without Pretense - stop in and you'll see why.
That's it for today - Happy Wednesday!