Three days after returning from my month long "European Vacation" I set up a tent at the Summer Art Market in downtown denver. It was the month of June...Saturday was beautiful, but Sunday it was like a hurricane came through town! Made me remember why doing tent shows on the street can be such an iffy proposition! BUT...I had a really good time talking to people and reconnecting with customers!
June 23-28th I was an artist for the Douglas Land Conservancy's First Plein Air Invitational. There were 18 of us that were invited to paint on the private JA Ranch and a beautiful private piece of property that had amazing views of the valley and hoodoos across the road. It was magical. What was even more magical is that 7 of the 9 paintings I completed that week were sold! Whew...It blew me away.
A couple of weekes later in July, I had committed to paint in another plein air invitational event for the Continental Divide Land Trust called, "Wild About Colorado" held in Breckenridge, CO. This time there were 16 invited artists and we were able to paint in parts of our county that are normally closed to people "like us" :) This time 3 of my 7 paintings sold...once again amazing!
I love that that both of these wonderful organizations raise money through these kinds of events to help keep land wild for future generations.
August 18th-22nd I'm off to Chicago where 6 new reproductions of my paintings are being unveiled at a show on Navy Pier for, West of the Wind Oudoor Art, an International wholesaler of Outdoor Art. This amazing company has now licensed 50 of my paintings. It's really fun to go and meet with their customers and explain how I created the original pieces of art. Sort of a different version of singing for my supper :)
September 15-20th I'm off to Chicago again to shake hands and sing for my supper with customers of West of the Wind Outdoor Art. This time it is casual furniture buyers I'll be communing with.
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Ciao, over and out till next time!