“Beyond Place”, my solo exhibition for 2013 opened on June 1st at Elevation Gallery in Canmore, Alberta. After approximately a year of living intimately with the paintings and watching them develop in a rather poorly lit and relatively small studio, it was exhilarating to see them hanging on clean, white walls with excellent lighting. The effect, for me, was breathtaking. I had worked hard and that moment was the pay off.
The opening was a truly up-beat occasion, well attended by family, friends, art lovers, browsers and buyers. There was good conversation, great food and wine and a pervading atmosphere of celebration The guests were greeted warmly and were offered wine, nibbles, and information by the gallery attendants, Phil, Jackie and Don who did a wonderful job. Cheryl, the gallery owner made it all possible and oversaw the hanging but unfortunately was unable to attend. The response to my work was very positive and congratulatory. It couldn’t have been a nicer opening. Thanks to all who attended.
Of course, now that it is over I’m taking a little break but soon will return to my studio to start preparing some canvases for painting. Que vida!