As a working, successful artist for over 20 years now I have been blessed with making great friends in this wonderful and creative world. I’ve spent much time traveling around, experiencing new places and new faces; many hours in stimulating discussions about art and emotions with artists and students, all with very personal views about the business of being a painter. In fact, I could write a book with all of the stories I have heard.

Still, each friendship I have forged over the years has led me to think about how those interactions have affected me and which of those relationships I choose to carry with me always. Most definitely that would be the relationships I have cultivated with gallery owners and their staff. When I first came to exhibit my work in a gallery, I thought I was seasoned and understood everything there was to know about representation. Instead, I soon found out that not only did I have much to learn; I now had partners who could guide me as well as stand beside me. That is truly a gift.

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