This coming Saturday, September 17, is my annual Gallery Talk at the Principle Gallery in Old Town Alexandria, VA. This is my 14th Gallery Talk at the Principle and it’s been a lot of fun through the years. There’s generally a lot of give and take between the audience and myself in the form of questions and comments and something new and unexpected often comes to light. I almost always find myself saying something I didn’t expect to say or learning something new about my own work from the comments from someone at the talk.
It’s a surprising dynamic and I am always grateful for the folks who turn out at these talks.
But deep down I know they come for what has become a tradition– the giving away of one of my paintings at the end of the talk. We have a lot of fun with this and I really do struggle in trying to choose a painting that holds meaning for me, one that that I think deserves attention in someone’s home.
And the painting shown here at the top fits that bill nicely. It is titled Defiant Heart and is about 14″ by 14″ on paper. It’s one of those paintings that I felt strongly about but seemed to have bad timing in those times in which they hit the galleries, never coming before the eyes of that person to which it would speak some sort of truth. There is much that I like about this painting and think it has much to say to the person who connects with it.
It will be my pleasure to have it find a home this coming Saturday. Maybe it will be you.
So this Saturday, September 17, please come on in to the Principle Gallery in beautiful Alexandria. The talk runs starts at 1 PM and generally runs about an hour. We’ll have a conversation, I’ll tell some of my secrets and maybe a lie or two and at the end of it, someone will take home their own Defiant Heart. Oh, as always, there will be a few surprises along the way. Hope to see you there.